It’s Monday, What Have You Been Reading, April 25, 2022

My post is a little late and not too full of books this week. I have a longer book that I have been reading that hasn’t yanked me along. Also, it was a really busy week at work and we spent a lot of time at my oldest daughter’s soccer tournament. However, I want to be back in the habit of posting, so I will write a short update.

Books I Enjoyed This Week

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I really did enjoy reading this graphic novel that comes out on May 10. It was witty and clever in the way many would expect a Mac Barnett collaboration to be. The title explains an event that happens after the cat is selected as the only creature that can stop the moon from being eaten by some evil rats. Cat will need help though, and the secondary characters provide lots of humor.

Books I Am Still Enjoying

Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny WoodsDaughter of the DeepAloneBorn Behind Bars

Osmo Unknown is the novel that I was reading last week. I didn’t finish it yet. I started by writing that it did not really grab me the way I was hoping. I am about half done. Since writing that sentence at the start of the post, a character arrived. A “ferryman” who judges the lives of creatures in the underworld. It goes by the names The Last Bird and Mustamakkara that I really love. I am going to keep reading and this might be the beginning of me loving the last half of the book. Daughter of the Deep is our family read aloud which is often read slowly due to interruptions in our schedule (movie nights, weekend guests). Alone and Born Behind Bars are re-reads for my grade 5/6 class’s Lit Circles. I try to read some of the books while they are reading them as well (even though I read them before they were selected). I am enjoying both the former, a novel-in-verse about a girl who is left behind when her town is evacuated due to an “imminent threat,” as well as the later in which Kabir is forced to leave his mother behind when he is cast out of the prison that is the only home he has known.

Upcoming Reading

I hope to finish two of the novels I am currently reading, maybe even three and start my e-ARC of Lauren Wolk’s My Own Lightning, which is out May 3. Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods, a fantasy in which the title character doesn’t fit with the “normal world,” and is seeing adventure, comes out on April 26. Thanks for reading my post this week. I got in just before Monday came to an end. I am looking forward to checking out the other posts that are linked up at Teach Mentor Texts on Tuesday. Have a great reading week!

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