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What are you currently reading?
I received The Money Tree from the author at least two years ago. I’ve kept it in my Kindle Carousel so I would get to it and now I finally am! I know Helen will be happy!
The Frisbys have been growing money for ten years on their island farm and George has nearly perfected the art. Jane tolerates the temperamental money tree while worrying about its legality and her family’s safety. She also worries about the children. Daffy (18) is torn between careers in terrorism and economics (“How do we get from bad money to good money without going through hyperinflation?”), while 12-year-old Mike divides the world into soakers and soakees and wants to franchise the money tree. For ten years, the Frisbys have been harvesting their annual crop, and flawless Frisby dollars have been circulating freely. Then the Secret Service takes notice, and when forensic analysis proves dollars can be grown on trees, agents begin a rapid but stealthy search for the source, a search that soon turns international. Examining the stability of our monetary system, The Money Tree explores old money like silver coinage and new digital currencies like Bitcoin. At heart, though, this is a story of a tempestuous but loving family and its relationship to its island neighbors.
I also started reading another graphic novel left over from my book fair buys. Awkward has the most awkward cover but it is adorable.
Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don’t get noticed by the mean kids.
Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.
On her first day at her new school, Penelope–Peppi–Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she’s already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the “nerder girlfriend.” How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!
Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can’t help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he’s a member of her own club’s archrivals–the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!
What did you just finish reading?
I finished reading my last review tour book, Heart Like Mine. It was very touching and heartwarming. Delaney Blair is more than meets the eye, and she wants to be good at her job. She’s competing with a frat boy who shows up late and leaves early and knows nothing for a promotion. I can relate to that.
Delaney’s job is to cut the budge one department at a time. Each time she tries to get Dr. Mackenzie to sit down and review things it’s a disaster. As much as she was determined to talk the numbers was as much as he was determined not to. I don’t know how they ever got anything accomplished.
I also snuck in a graphic novel Sunday night because it was short and it fit one of my squares for July’s bingo card. I read DC Comics Study Hall of Justice, the first book in the Secret Hero Society series.
From the cover you can tell we are looking at Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, but what was interesting was that they didn’t know who they were in the book, so it’s like as the series goes on they discover who they are. The only things they really know about themselves is that Bruce Wayne likes bats and has a cave under his mansion. Clark Kent is a weird farm boy who can shoot laser beams from his eyes and is really strong, and Wonder Woman lives on some fantasy island and can fly.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Review Tour Books YAY! 🙂
TBR Jar Books
The pre-TBR Jar list is getting shorter and shorter!
How about you? What are you reading this week?