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 1723 subscribers. Generally, I send out the newsletter once every two to three weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have five book reviews (four picture books/board books and one middle grade novel. I also have a post about summer reading (with a graphic from Read Aloud), a quick link to an interview that I did for Education.com, and a post with links that I recently shared on Twitter.
Reading Update: In the past 2 weeks, I finished 1 novel for young adults and 3 adult mysteries. I'm reading more books published for adults these days because I'm dealing with some health issues, and am only able to spend limited time on the computer. (I don't want to read books that I'll want to review, if I won't be able to write the review for a while). Reviews will thus be a bit less frequent on my blog in the coming weeks. (I'm near the end of a backlog of pre-scheduled reviews.) But I hope to be back up to speed soon.
- Ashley Elston: Rules for Disappearing. Disney Hyperion. Young Adult. Completed July 27, 2013, on Kindle. A quick, escapist read about a teen whose family is in the Witness Protection program.
- Robert Galbraith: The Cuckoo's Calling. Mulholland Books. Adult Mystery. Completed July 18, 2013, on Kindle. I enjoyed this book, written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym, and hope that many more titles are published in the private eye series.
- Craig Johnson: A Serpent's Tooth. Viking. Adult Mystery. Completed July 22, 2013, on Kindle. This is the most recent book in the Walt Longmire series, which I love.
- Zoe Sharp: Riot Act (Charlie Fox, Book 2). Murderati Ink. Adult Mystery. Completed July 25, 2013, on Kindle. I'm enjoying this series, too.
I'm currenting reading the third Charlie Fox book by Zoe Sharp, and still listening to The Expats by Chris Pavone. Baby Bookworm is still obsessed with Fancy Nancy and the Little Critter books. She also read I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi, but she pronounced it "boring". I THINK this is a sign of a developing sense of humor.
How about you? What have you and your kids been reading and enjoying? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.