This is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. To join in, click on the image above, and answer these three questions:
What are you currently reading?
I just started The Rescue Team yesterday. I didn’t get very far into, but the story is told from the perspective of Ellie, a border collie abandoned to the shelter by her loving family. She’s shocked and confused and spends quite a bit of time getting her hopes up and being rejected until she is adopted by a compassionate woman named Anne.
Ellie and Anne form an unbreakable bond of love and friendship. A thunderstorm drives Toby, a young frightened kitten, to Anne’s porch. Anne and Ellie immediately welcome him into their family. One night, they hear an emergency broadcast announcement that a little girl is missing in the woods near their home. Anne, Ellie, and Toby join in the search to find her, and an incredible rescue team is formed. The team will be called upon again when a tornado tears through their town. Will they find any survivors?
I started reading A Scaly Tale with my group of intervention students at school. I’m reading to them, and this is the first book in the Ripley’s Bureau of Investigation (RBI): Fact or Fiction series. I discovered that it gave perhaps too much information about the RBI program and a range of other characters who are not the three main agents sent on the mission in this particular book.
We’re only about halfway through, but the RBI team has some tough competition with the DUL team, who will stop at nothing to prove them wrong!
What did you just finish reading?
I finished Darkness Rising by Meryl Yourish. This is a YA fantasy involving magical cats. This book did have quite a few dark (and descriptive!) scenes in it that make me think it needs to be in another category, like dark fantasy. I enjoyed the relationships between the main human characters and the main feline characters.
A review of Darkness Rising will be coming in mid-May!
I also finished Karmack, a middle grades read, in one sitting. The name is a play on “karma.” The book is aptly titled, with the main character, Sully, going through a change from being a bully to putting others’ joy and safety above himself with the help of Karmack.
I did find this one highly engaging in terms of the action happening, and the appropriateness it had for elementary school children and their interactions.
This is one I would highly recommend particularly for younger boys, but girls would enjoy it as well.
I read James McDonald’s collection of Rainy Day Poems. They are definitely geared for children. Some are quite silly and goofy and gross, and some speak very well to what children this age cannot express.
I think the BEST thing I read all week was The First Fight. Oh, my lanta. I am in love. I want the entire series. It is a book about a magical school for four specific types of people: Mages, Clerics, Thieves and Warriors. A princess, nobility, foreigners and every-day commoners attend the school and learn much in the way that the Hogwarts students learned in the Harry Potter series.
I could not put this one down. I also read it in one sitting. The plot was superb. I never saw the ending coming. And there’s even a Winter Ball scene – with etiquette classes! This book was humorous most of the way through, and I love the main cast of characters…even the supporting characters, who are annoying, I enjoyed.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I still have two handfuls of middle grades and young adult books to clear out of my Kindle before the beginnings of the summer tour review books start pouring in. Check in next week to see what I picked out!