WWW Wednesdays (April 13)


This is a weekly meme hosted hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. To join in answer the following three questions and hop over to Sam’s and leave your link.

What are you currently reading? 

6372667I have been a horrible reader this past week. Once I got so far into Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate, I completely lost interest in all things reading. I didn’t even touch my Kindle all weekend. I had other things more pressing for my interest, but now I need to get back to reading.

15997095I have The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. #1) on hold  right now. This was an audiobook from last summer’s SYNC releases.

23302416With my “homeroom” students I am reading Wonder. This is part of a city-wide project, and my city is even hosting a Wonder Run this weekend. The book is very moving – the kids are getting invested, even though they have no real concept to relate how Auggie actually looks. They have no frame of reference, so it makes the story – and Auggie – so much more powerful.

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

 What did you just finish reading?

108077My students finished The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 in class last week – on Wednesday, to be exact. Several of them have since gone home and independently found the movie and watched it, even though I told them we would be watching it in class. I just love this book so much. I love Kenny’s character, I love his mother’s character. I just love his family. Kenny is pretty darn funny, which runs in the family.

The Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 , celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter from Christopher Paul Curtis and an introduction by noted educator Dr. Pauletta Bracy.

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.” When Momma and Dad decide it’s time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They’re heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history.

What do you think you’ll read next?

This category is broken up into two separate sections. Y’all have been seeing the same books down here for weeks months now, and most of them have been TBR Jar books, but I’ve been receiving several review tour books recently.

TBR Jar Books 

I’ve decided to sneak these books in pre-TBR Jar. I planned on reading these first, so I didn’t put them in my TBR Jar, but they basically go in the jar. These are books I want to read up on to clear out my Kindle. The first on my list of to-read’s is to get The Money Tree off of my backlog.

Review Tour Books

These are my upcoming review tour books from the end of April through May.

 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂


13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (April 13)

  1. Every time I read your posts I keep think about how awesome your job must be. Always sounds so exciting and your students sound awesome too. They seem like keen readers, love how they get into books and even go a step further and watch the movie on their own meaning that the definitely enjoyed the books. Good work. I added Wonder to my TBR list when I first saw it on another post that you had done. Happy reading and enjoy your Wednesday.

    Here is my WWW for this week: https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/www-wednesday-6/

  2. My sister is a teacher and she’s always telling me about Wonder! I should read it

    Lots of tour books coming up for you!!

  3. I’m personal friends with Kristine Kruppa,author of 27 Days to Midnight. I really hope you like it! I’ve talked with Kristine so much about the book and I’m excited to go to her release party next month. Enjoy! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  4. You have some really interesting books in this post! I’ve seen Wonder floating around, but I hadn’t paid attention to the summary until now – it sounds so intriguing. I’m on the tour for 27 Days to Midnight too! I look forward to it and seeing what you think of it 😀

    • Cilla, it is captivating! So far we’ve read from Auggie’s POV, his older sister’s POV, and now from a friend at school. They each add such interesting elements to how readers perceive Auggie and his life. I recommend for everyone! How cool that we are on the same tour!

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