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What are you currently reading?
I started listening to the audio for Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This was a book I received through SYNC’s free summer program. Since the last audiobook I finished was Beautiful Creatures at Thanksgiving, I felt it was time to move on to another. I still have about 20 or so I need to get through before the new titles come out this summer.
One of my students last year read an excerpt from Code Name Verity for UIL Oral Reading, and she won first place. After listening to her practice her piece for so long, I knew there was something very interesting going on in the text, although I will admit that the excerpt she selected was well into the story and I was confused about what was going on.
That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine – and I will do anything, anything to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.
He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France – an Allied Invasion of Two.
We are a sensational team.
I started the next book in the Power of the Matchmaker series for March. If We Were a Movie has a college setting, and features two characters who are very different from one another as they grow into their adult lives.
Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella.
NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.
Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.
What did you just finish reading?
Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy was one of the
books graphic novels I picked up at my school’s book fair a few weeks ago. I intentionally picked out a majority of graphic novels, and I remembered seeing this one around the blogosphere a while back.
Girls Scouts is the closest thing we have to Lumberjanes down here in Texas. Although I wasn’t in Girl Scouts (not for my lack of pleading to my mother), Lumberjanes actually reminded me of my annual summer camp at Val Verde, which has since been sold and given a makeover as more of a dude ranch, but growing up at Val Verde was so similar to what the Lumberjanes experience at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types.
Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!
I finally finished Night of the Purple Moon, which was VERY good. I’ve said before my reasons for not reading YA, but this dystopian YA got to me somehow. It was an old read I wanted to clear out of my TBR, but once I started reading I really got suckered in. I am definitely going to finish the trilogy.
Abby, 13, is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. She must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her–adolescence.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I know y’all are still seeing the same four books down here, but look! Now they have a new friend! 🙂 A Buss from Lafayette is an upcoming review book, and I’m working to get The Money Tree off of my backlog.The others are a split between NetGalley choices and some freebies.
How about you? What are you reading this week?
12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (March 2)”
I adored Code Name Verity! It was a book that almost passed me by but a friend insisted that I had to read it and once I started it I was hooked. I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s my week in books:
I don’t think I ever would have read it had it not been for two reasons: it was provided as an audiobook and I downloaded it on a whim, and that my student last year adored it and used an excerpt for her UIL reading. I’m liking it so far!
I’ve just been over to amazon to read the blurb for Code Name Verity – it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy it. You’ve also reminded me I need to start getting audiobooks from the library. They might make the ironing less of a chore!
Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/www-wednesday-2nd-march-2016/
When I started listening to Code Name Verity, I realized I need to start listening to audiobooks more frequently. They definitely brighten up the household chores!
I really want to read Code Name Verity myself heheh. Happy reading!
Code Name Verity looks interesting. My Week in Books.
One of these days I really need to read Code Name Verity. And maybe Lumberjanes; I keep hearing about that one!
Code Name Verity is turning out to be so good. I didn’t know it was a series, though! There’s a second book. Lumberjanes I liked, but there was also some things I had issues with. I’ll be reviewing it the first week in April!
Code Name Verity as an audiobook is amazing! It one of the few books I can’t stop talking about. And I’m not sure the books the Wein wrote after it (Rose Under Fire and White Raven, Black Dove) can be considered a series. There is certainly a common thread (WWII), but Maddie only makes a brief appearance in Rose and the characters in White Raven, Black Dove are completely different.
Also, the other 2 books didn’t have the emotional impact on me that Verity did.
Good to know! Goodreads has it listed as a series, so it’s really more like books grouped together by common time period with a cameo.
Is we were a movie looks cute. I hope you can enjoy it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
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