Today I will be sending out a 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. I currently send the newsletter out every two weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this relatively brief issue I have four book reviews (picture book to young adult) and two posts with links that I shared on Twitter recently. I had a bit of travel and a lot of work over the past couple of weeks, so that's all I have for your this time.
Reading Update: In the last two weeks I apparently only completed two books, one middle grade and one young adult. I read:
- J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Scholastic. Middle Grade/Middle School. Completed September 8, 2014, on MP3. So much better than the Order of the Phoenix!
- Garth Nix: Clariel. Harper Collins. Young Adult. Completed August 31, 2014. Review to come.
I'm currently reading Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson in print and The Long Way Home (A Chief Inspector Gamache novel) by Louise Penny on Kindle. I'm listening to the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by (of course) J.K. Rowling. I hope to have more reading time next week.
As always, you can see the list of books that we've been reading to Baby Bookworm here. She recently, after we watched the movie Ramona and Beezus for Family Movie Night, asked me to start reading the book to her. She received the boxed set of Beverly Cleary's Ramona books from her godparents a while back, but hadn't shown interest before. We've been reading a few pages a night, before switching to picture books. She does seem ready to listen to a chapter book like this, at least in small doses. We left the book for several days when we were away for a long weekend, and when we picked it back up, she remembered a detail that I didn't. She especially enjoys predicting what Ramona will do in various situations. I am far from sure that we'll get through the whole book any time soon, but it's fun to dabble.
What are you and your family reading these days? Thanks for reading the newsletter, and for growing bookworms.