Growing Bookworms Newsletter: October 18: Reading Choice, Reading Audiobooks + Middle Grade Reviews
October 18, 2017
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 growing joyful learners, mainly bookworms, but also mathematicians and learners of all types. The newsletter is sent out every two to three weeks.
Newsletter Update: In this issue I have three middle grade book reviews and one post about my determination to give my daughter choice in reading. I also have a post about whether or not audiobooks "count" as reading for kids, and a post with extracts from and responses to two recent articles on reading choice. I also have two posts with links that I shared recently on Twitter.
Reading Update: In the last two weeks I finished three middle grade books and one adult title. I read/listened to:
- D.J. MacHale: Black Moon Rising (The Library, Book 2). Random House Books for Young Readers. Middle Grade Fiction. Completed October 7, 2017. My review.
- Michele Weber Hurwitz: Ethan Marcus Stands Up. Aladdin. Middle Grade Fiction. Completed October 8, 2017, on Kindle. This was a fun look at school science fairs, making a difference, and sibling rivalry.
- Rodman Philbrick: Who Killed Darius Drake?. Blue Sky Press. Middle Grade Mystery. Completed October 14, 2017. Review to come.
- R.R. Haywood: Extracted (Book 1, Extracted Trilogy). 47North. Adult Science Fiction. Completed October 10, 2017, on MP3. I found this science fiction/time travel story a little slow, but interesting enough for me to want to download the sequel.
I'm currently listening to Stalker on the Fens by Joy Ellis and reading The Strength Switch by Lea Waters. My daughter and I are still reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire together at breakfast. Harry and the other Champions have just finished the second trial. For her own reading, she remains dedicated to graphic novels, adding some occasional variety via the Rainbow Fairies books. She has also re-discovered Sudoku puzzles, after dabbling in them more than a year ago. She is quite entertained to see that she used to write some of her numbers backwards. You can find my daughter's 2017 reading list here.
Thanks for reading, and for growing bookworms.
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