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by Sonia Savage.

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It is Monday and again I am joining in the meme over at Mentor Texts.
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This past week I have been reading The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.  It was the usual enjoyable roller coaster of:  into one challenge, out of it and into the next. I especially enjoyed the humour, and often found myself chuckling out loud.  As these characters age, a little more romance has been introduced! Of course in true style it ends with a cliff hanger.  I found I had to keep my wits about me as I read as there is so much to remember about relationships and gods....  One of my students is well prepared for this book, he has read the previous one a couple of times, so I am sure he is enjoying this one at the moment. In the meantime I have this one finished  and ready to go into the hands of another boy, who asked could he have it as soon as I had finished.  The boys in my class are the ones who enticed me into reading these books, now I am in the process of trying to get more girls hooked. I can't see why they wouldn't be.

My read for the coming week is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, this year's Newbery winner. I haven't read anything by him before so I am looking forward to it.


  1. I also just finished reading The Mark of Athena. I enjoyed just as much as the others. Of course I can't wait until next fall to get the next one. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on Dead End in Norvelt. It was also the first one of his that I read.

    1. Will look forward to your post and comment on Mark of Athena and hpoefully next week will have read Dead End..

  2. That looks like a great read! Enjoy your week!

  3. I love that the students in your class are the ones enticing you into reading books! Thanks for sharing your books for the week.

  4. A couple of bloggers have mentioned loving Mark of Athena... I haven't read any of the Riordon books since The Lightning Thief series but I may need to give this book a try.

    I think the cover might be offputting to some girls -- swords and flames make the book look like a 'boy' book. I've had trouble convincing kids at the library to give a book a chance when they were put off by the cover as being to girly or boy-like.

  5. Rick Riordan scores again! How wonderful that your students are just as enthusiastic as you!


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