Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz expanded Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well. This represents a full year of Sunday Posts, if I'd posted weekly. As it stands, I haven't done this since May. And it's the one time my Sunday Post count will be twice my Sunday Salon count, so that's...probably not very exciting. Okay, on with the post!
What I Read: 5 books
La Perdida (3/5)--random graphic novel I picked up from a Little Free Library. I liked the art and the bilingualism but did not like the stupidity of the main character and the awful effects of her choices. Definitely not for kids.
Boy Toy (3.5/5) VERY disturbing topic, but I like how the narrator's perspective is shown to be his understanding of things while also being completely wrong.
Class Act (4.5/5) great middle grade graphic novel with plenty of Easter Eggs. Review here.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (4/5) Fierce and funny.
Raybearer (4.5/5) Loved this West African inspired fantasy. Review next week.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
I started listening to the audiobook of Darius the Great Deserves Better, and I'm so happy to be reacquainted with Darius, now out to himself and his family. I also just generated a list of a dozen books I'll be reading for next year's OBOB selection committee. I'm on the middle grade committee this time instead of the high school, so I basically signed up for books I've been meaning to read from my classroom library. If you're curious, my assigned list is here.
- I discovered the will to blog.
- I shared a very silly story outline with my students as an example for what they were to do. I added that like the girl in my story I'd been fired on the third day of my first job, but unlike her, I hadn't murdered my boss. They immediately offered to track him down and murder him for me. So sweet.
- It's fall! These yard photos kind of match the book covers above, don't they?