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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: February 23

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 and young adult books and raising readers. There are 1357 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out once every two weeks or so.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have four book review posts (all picture books - some middlge grade and YA reviews to come for next time), along with one children's literacy roundup (posted in detail at The Reading Tub), a post about the Cybils winners, and an announcement about World Read Aloud Day. I also have reissues of two posts from Booklights about favorite series titles and types of series books.

Reading Update: Since the last newsletter, I finished five books (besides picture books and board books, see those here):

  • Sara Pennypacker (ill. Marla Frazee): Clementine, Friend of the Week. Hyperion. Read-aloud to Baby Bookworm. Completed February 13, 2011.
  • Judy Blundell: What I Saw and How I Lied. Scholastic. Completed February 17, 2011.
  • M. J. Putney: The Dark Mirror. St. Martins. Completed February 21, 2011.
  • Julia Spencer-Flemning: One Was A Soldier. Minotaur Books. Completed February 20, 2011.
  • Georgette Heyer: The Quiet Gentleman. Sourcebooks. Completed February 22, 2011, on MP3. I love Heyer, but I found that this one dragged a little on audio, because there's almost no banter between the main characters (though nominally a Regency romance, the Gothic-tinged main plot centers around an attempted murder).

Reviews of the first four above to come. Work has been rather hectic lately, and my "to be reviewed" stack is growing fast.

Turtle_sm I'm currently reading Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. For a change of pace from Georgette Heyer, I'll be listening next to The Sentry (a Joe Pike novel) by Robert Crais. I've just started reading The Borrowers by Mary Norton aloud to Baby Bookworm. It's already even better than I remembered it.

How about you? What have you been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.

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