Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz is expanding Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.
I've not been a very diligent blogger this summer, because I've been keeping busy, and when I'm not busy I've chosen reading over blogging. I didn't even do a July wrap-up post, which I think is a first! So I'm trying to keep up with these weekly posts just to keep the blog alive.
What I Read
I have gotten way behind on my "Book a Day" summer challenge, so I got a bunch of picture books, novels in verse, and graphic novels at the library to start getting caught up with.
My Papi has a Motorcycle--absolutely charming
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy--like the range of illustrations for these poems
Small Things--very cook art and concept, but I struggle with, "and then he talked to someone about his anxiety and found out they were anxious too, so now he's fine."
Jack (Not Jackie)--yes, but for a book that promotes understanding of transgender people, it really relies on gender stereotypes
Girl Town--weird in a good way, but I want to know more about each story
Space Boy vol. 1--which so far is about a girl and involves a kind of cool twist on time travel)
Laura Jean Keeps Breaking up with Me--I liked the art more than the story)
Zenobia--*SOB* It's beautiful, but the little refugee girl DIES
What I'm Reading/What's Next
I'm reading The Naturals, a YA thriller I picked up for my daughter. She is deep into the audiobooks of the Hunger Games series, so she authorized me to read it first. I've realized I'm probably not going to read any more of The Paris Wife, but still have hopes of returning to and finishing the OTHER YA thriller series my daughter and I started together.
|Timothy Lake with a sneak peak of Mt. Hood through the clouds.|
|Marshmallows over the campfire. (And a potato.)|
We went camping. It was great, but now I'm exhausted. We got a lot more exercise and a lot less sleep than I'm used to!