Today I will be sending out the new issue of the Growing Bookworms email newsletter. (If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here.) The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's books and raising readers. It is sent out once every two weeks (if you are getting daily Feedblitz updates, you might prefer to sign up for the Growing Bookworms newsletter instead, and only receive one email every two weeks). There are currently 891 subscribers to the newsletter.
Newsletter Update: In this issue, I have three full book reviews, and another post with three mini-reviews. I also have one post with Kidlitosphere news, two children's literacy round-ups (one here and one at The Reading Tub), an announcement about the August Carnival of Children's Literature, and an installment of my reviews that made me want the book feature. I've also included the list of books that I read in August. Not included in the newsletter, I have:
- A post about my recent registration for the Third Annual Kidlitosphere Conference.
- An announcement about time running out for two RIF programs (one of them still active).
- A list of my 12 favorite mystery series for adults. (There are also some great suggestions from readers in the comments, for those who like mysteries.)
- Lists of my favorite children's and young adult series from childhood and today at Booklights.
Reading Update: In the past two weeks, I read one middle grade, three young adult, and two adult titles (as outlined in my Books Read in August post). I'm still working on some of those reviews, and have some others that I've written and scheduled for the next couple of weeks. I'm also a bit tempted to re-read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games sequel), which is being published today. Here's what I said about it when I read it in June:
"Yes, Catching Fire is worth the wait. It is fabulous. It is compelling and intriguing. I didn't find a single page that dragged. Several twists took me by surprise. I read the last two chapters twice, in rapid succession, and I'm thinking about re-reading the whole thing, now that I understand the twists."
How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!