Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Monday! What did you read? #19

It's Monday! What are you reading? is the original weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, but is now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date It's Monday! What are you reading? - from Picture Books to YA is a kidlit focused meme just like the original and is hosted weekly by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers .  The purpose is the same: to recap what you have read and/or reviewed and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a very relaxing long weekend.  I talked to my Kiddo a few times to make plans for her Christmas visit.  I went to see an off-Broadway play on Saturday called Ripcord with Holland Taylor and MaryLouise Burke, about two very different women who are roommates in an assisted living residence.  It was very well acted and very funny.  I also manages to read some books, too, though not as many as usual:  

I truly wish I were one of those people who can write enough review to stockpile, but I'm just not.  So, the only book I reviewed last week was The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, which I highly recommend to anyone who like a well-written somewhat scary story:

 I read the following books which hopefully I will get a review up this week:

1- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
2- Elephant in the Dark, based on a poem by Rumi and retold by Mina Javaherbin
3- I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems

I'm in the middle of reading a book called Playing with Matches by Lee Strauss, about a young boy growing up in Nazi Germany and questioning what he has been told by loyal supporters of Hitler:

 I also have lots of Christmas and Hanukkah books that I am hoping to be able to start reading soon.

What are you reading this week?


  1. Oooh... Playing with Matches sounds intriguing, I am looking forward to reading your review.

  2. I have a copy of The Rest of Us Just Live Here on my TBR mountain but have to wait until I finish my current batch of review books. This is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  3. I too will look for Playing With Matches, but I loved your review of The Jumbies, Alex. What an intriguing story. I still need to read the Patrick Ness book too-so many books. Thanks for this one, and enjoy your reading for the holidays, too.

  4. Elephant and Piggie!! Can't wait to get my hands on this one, can't believe the end of the series in coming up!! Glad to hear you had a relaxing weekend, just in time for the holiday seasonal madness to start! :)

  5. The Jumbies sounds very interesting. I don't typically read scary stories, but I think I'll check it out. I like the connection to Caribbean folklore. I Really Like Slop is hysterical!

  6. Loved your review of The Jumbies. It sounds terrifying, but I know I have readers who would love it. Having just finished All the Light We Cannot See, I'm not ready for Playing with Matches, but it is a title I want to get to eventually.


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