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Wednesday Afternoon Visits: June 10

Growing Bookworms Newsetter: Extra-Review Edition

Jpg_book007Today 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. There are currently 781 subscribers. 

Newsletter Update: Because I participated in MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge last weekend, I find myself with quite a few reviews this week. I tried to pick and choose which ones to include, but that proved too difficult. So what I've done instead is include all 8 children's and young adult reviews from the 48 Hour Book Challenge in the newsletter. This doesn't leave a lot of extra space, so the only other posts that I've included in the newsletter are the children's literacy round-up posts from this week and last week. And I threw in a sneak peek mini-review of the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Here are links to my other posts from the past two week, the ones NOT included in this newsletter:

OK, clearly I should have gone back to weekly newsletter issues during this time period. Sorry you'll have to click through to read the above articles - I didn't want to make the newsletter email ridiculously long. My blogging schedule should be back to normal now (though I am recharged, in terms of my interest in writing reviews).  

Reading Update: The only books that I've read recently that I haven't reviewed are: Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson (adult mystery set in New York City around 1900, part of the Sarah Brandt series -- an excellent installment from a series that keeps improving); Pastworld by Ian Beck (holding the review until closer to publication); and Envy by Anna Godbersen (third book in the Luxe series -- enjoyable, but not reviewed because I rarely review from audiobooks). I'm currently reading Mare's War by Tanita Davis and listening to the first Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris.

How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms!