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Growing Bookworms Newsletter: August 17

JRBPlogo-smallToday 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 1495 subscribers. Currently I am sending the newsletter out approximately once every two weeks.

Newsletter Update: In this issue I have four book reviews (two middle grade and two YA) and two children's literacy roundups (one here and one published in detail at Rasco from RIF). I also have a post about the just-announced partnership between KidLItCon and Reading is Fundamental. Not included in the newsletter, I posted:

Reading Update: Since the last newsletter (which was actually sent three weeks ago), I finished six books, two middle grade, two young adult, and two adult novels (as well as various picture books and board books, see those here, here, and here):

  • Mike Lupica: The Underdogs. Philomel. Completed July 31, 2011. My review.
  • Gary Paulsen: Flat Broke. Wendy Lamb Books. Completed August 13, 2011. My review.
  • Charlie Higson: The Dead: An Enemy Novel. Hyperion. Completed July 27, 2011. My review.
  • Susan Beth Pfeffer: Blood Wounds. Harcourt. Completed August 15, 2011. Review to come, closer to publication.
  • John Hart: Iron House. Thomas Dunne Books. Completed August 8, 2011. My review.
  • Jeff Abbott: Trust Me. Dutton. Completed August 14, 2011, on MP3. Not reviewed. An entertaining thriller, but I saw two of the major twists coming.

I'm still listening to The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (occasionally) and also listening to A Spark of Death, a historical mystery by Bernadette Pajer. I'm reading Hound Dog True by Linda Urban. I also just downloaded a whole bunch of Georgette Heyer eBooks, after learning from Leila at Bookshelves of Doom that they are on sale for $1.99 each from Sourcebooks until August 21st. I don't really expect to read them any time soon, but I had to have them anyway. Now if only someone would put the complete set of D. E. Stevenson's novels on eBooks, and sell them to me for $2 each - I would buy the lot.

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

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