I'd also like to pass along the link to a fun, informative article I did for Patch.com: Get Your Kids Hooked on Books, specifically about encouraging that early, perhaps reluctant reader. Kyle has turned the corner, and I'm thrilled!!
Now on to my Nightstand:
Books I need to read:
- The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of Bones -- A carryover from last month. I want to read at least this first book (and maybe more) before next week, when we are thrilled to host the final stop for the final book in this series with author Margaret Peterson Haddix. That will be on August 31 at 5 Minutes for Mom. In the meantime, check out guest posts by the authors and giveaways at other stops (look at the "stay tuned" bullet).
- Mockingjay -- the Final Hunger Games Book. It's supposed to arrive today. Amanda and I will fight over it (actually I've decided to let her read it first, but with no plans on the schedule, she might finish it today), but we'll both have it read within the week I'm sure. If you are unsure what all this hubbub is about, check out my Hunger Games summary post at 5 Minutes for Mom, where you can also enter to win an 8GB Ipod Touch with a special Mockingjay emblem on it. That's right!
Books I think I'll read:
- In This Way I Was Saved: A Novel -- a promising book by a first-time novelist, now out in paperback
- The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
- Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour -- a funny travel memoir? Sign me up.
- Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years -- My official foray into the Middle School years starts a week from tomorrow. When it arrived, Amanda (said middle schooler) picked it up herself, so I guess she'll know all my secret tactics!
Books I might read (but I might not):
- Don't Stalk the Admissions Officer: How to Survive the College Admissions Process without Losing Your Mind
- From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America -- I'm carrying this over from last month, and though the idea is interesting, it's going to have to leap into my hands. And it might.
- A King of Infinite Space -- This is also a carryover, but I know that the day is going to come (soon I hope) when I'm hankering for a fast-paced detective novel.
- Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel -- the first English book by an Israeli woman author. It's not too long, so if I actually pick it up, I'll probably finish it this month.
See what else the blogging world is reading at What's on My Nightstand the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5 Minutes for Books