Monday, August 4, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? (1)

Hey, everyone! It's Monday, and I hope you had an amazing weekend. Now it's time to write a post about what I'm reading this week.

This is my first time participating in "It's Monday! What are You Reading," a weekly meme created and hosted by BookJourney.

Right now, I'm a little past the middle of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I'm not really sure how I feel about it right now. I am excited to finish it and read the author interview in the back. I'll be sure to post a review of the book once I finish it because it seems to be a book that everyone has read or plans to read.

I'm also reading an epic poem called The Epic of Clair by E.C. Hansen, which I won through the Goodreads giveaway program. The book is about "an anxious girl who runs literary messages for witches in a post-carbon Twin cities."

The book itself will not be released until October 7, 2014, but it appears that I have won a finished copy of the book. I'll be sure to post a review closer to the publication date.

I hope everyone has a good week. I can't wait to see what you're reading this week.
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  1. I hadn't heard of 13 Reasons Why, I can't wait for you to review it! The Epic of Clair seems like an interesting poem to read. What encourages you to read poetry? Since graduating, the only poems I get a hold of are for the kids I work with.

  2. Tara, Thirteen Reasons Why has been out for a while, and I've been seeing it at like every Target I go to. They also have so many new copies at Half Price Books all the time so I figured I needed to read it too.

    Nothing really encourages me to read poetry. I've always liked it. I guess reading it just helps strengthen my analysis skills for when I have to teach it.

  3. I've heard so much about Thirteen Reasons Why, and the cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read it in the near future~ Although it does sound rather depressing, haha.

    This week I'm reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I'm hoping to get to Spirit Bound, the 5th book in the Vampire Academy series, but I'm not sure (:

  4. Connie, I read both Dorothy Must Die and The 5th Wave. Both are great reads.

    Thirteen Reasons Why is supposed to be depressing. I just got to a rather shocking chapter, but that's all so far.

  5. I love the Goodreads giveaways. Congrats on winning and welcome to "It's Monday!" :)

  6. I do too, Lindsey. I have won so many great books through it.

    And thanks! :)

  7. I'm in between books right now but will be starting On the Fence soon. I've never read a book of poetry as a young adult book. Should be interesting :) Hope you enjoy both!

  8. I had mixed feelings about Thirteen Reasons Why when I read it too. But I hope you enjoy. I recently had the opportunity to meet Jay Asher.

  9. I didn't like 13 Reasons Why as much as I thought I would, it was a disappointment. I had some serious issues with it, but I still haven't come around to write my review, oops :). I hope it turns out better for you though! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  10. Jo and Lanaia, I ended up disliking Thirteen Reasons Why. I really wanted to like it, but I didn't. :/

  11. I quite liked 13 reasons why but some bits were a little disturbing.. I know that was the aim but I didn't really connect to it well.

    1. I ended up disliking the book, but I felt like it was choppy, if that makes any sense. The random thoughts thrown in while Hannah's tape really stopped the flow of her story for me. I think it would have been better if most of the thoughts came after the tapes paused.


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