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 and young adult books and raising readers. There are 1494 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have seven book reviews (two picture books, four middle grade and one YA). I also a wrap-up post about the 2011 Kidlitosphere Conference, and a post announcing my participation in the 2011 Cybils Fiction Picture Books Panels. All of my posts for the past 2 weeks are included in the newsletter.
Reading Update: Since the last newsletter, I finished only three books, all young adult novels (as well as various picture books and board books read aloud to Baby Bookworm, see those here, here, and here):
- M. J. Putney: Dark Passage (Dark Mirror #2). St. Martin's Griffin. Completed September 18, 2011. Not planning to review this, because I don't have anything new to say beyond what I said about Dark Mirror. If you liked the first book, you'll probably enjoy Dark Passage also.
- Ilsa J. Bick: Ashes. Egmont. Completed September 18, 2011. Review to come.
- Harlan Coben: Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel. Putnam Juvenile. Completed September 21, 2011. Review to come.
I'm still listening to A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny. I'm currently reading The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, and (on my iPad) Divergent by Veronica Roth. I read both Ashes and Shelter on the iPad, and will have some comments about my eBook experience later this week (shared in the next newsletter).
How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.
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