Thursday, February 28, 2013

Booking Through Thursday #1 - What are you reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Booking Through Thursday, where we pose a bookish question and post our responses. Please feel free to leave a link to your own post in the comments section and let me know if you are a new follower - I would be happy to follow you back!

This week's question is one that I ask people quite often:

What are you reading right now? And, is it good? Would you recommend it? How did you choose it?

I've got a few different books going right now...#1 is Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It seems like everyone and their sister has read this book but me. Since the movie has hit the theaters, that was the incentive I needed to finally get around to reading it. I want to take my daughters to go see it, but I always like to read the book first! I'm about 400 pages in, and it's okay, but I'm not in love with it. I would recommend it to those who like witch stories, and I would probably recommend it more to my middle school and junior high students than to adults. What I really like about it, is that (at least so far) there is nothing in it that would prevent me from allowing my 11 year old bookworm to read it!

#2 is The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson. I am actually listening to it on CD. I had just heard about it, and picked it up because I am trying to read more "boy-friendly" books for my students' sake. The trouble is, I haven't really had the chance to listen to it for awhile, as all my drives are pretty short, and my kids don't like listening to my books when they are in the car. So, it's taking me FOREVER to get through. I think I am just going to have to pick up the actual book and finish reading it the "old-fashioned" way. I am really enjoying it, and it is definitely one that I will be recommending, especially to my middle school boys!

#3 is Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter. I received this e-ARC from netgalley. I have always loved books about teen pregnancy, so it caught my fancy. I'm only about 20% into it, but it is good so far. Definitely one for older kids though...I could not put this in our middle school library.

Now, I'd love to hear what you all are reading and how you like it!


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I like that I'm not the only person who has more than one book started at the same time!
2 Kids and Tired Books BTT

Jess M said...

I'm currently reading the final book in Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade trilogy called "Shine". I fell in love with this series and I can't wait for the weekend to completely lose myself in the conclusion!

Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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