2.4 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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{Sharing what books we’ve read in the past week & the titles we are currently reading.}


[This was a cool book. Amelia was a fascinating character–larger than life. She worked hard to promote herself and create an image that the public would latch onto. It worked. She will be remembered… forever?
Reading this reminded me of the Amelia Earhart display we saw at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.  Of course I had my picture taken with her:
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As you can see, my wife was mortified.
Who’s reading this next?]
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[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
22 books
My B Class has read:
26 books
My C Class has read:
20 books
 [I’m so pumped that I got the ARC from NetGalley. I’m about halfway through and completely engrossed. I had a good time tweeting with the author the past few days. Sage is such a great character. He is one sarcastic dude.]
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{Thanks to Mr. Peterson for the logo.}
Still hoping for:

Three kids get caught up in an adventure of historic proportions!

Anna, José, and Henry are complete strangers with more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington D.C. airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have announced that the famous flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” has been stolen! Anna, certain that the culprits must be snowed in too, recruits Henry and José to help catch the thieves and bring them to justice.

But when accusations start flying, they soon realize there’s more than justice at stake. As the snow starts clearing, Anna, José, and Henry find themselves in a race against time (and the weather!) to prevent the loss of an American treasure.

Before you see what the students are reading… what are you reading? Please leave a comment and let us know—and show the students that reading isn’t just a “school” thing.

(For every parent who leaves a comment with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…)

[Check back at the end of the day to see the cool spinning pictures of what my students are reading.]

Click the picture below for A Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for B Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for C Class SpinCam

David Etkin

13 thoughts on “2.4 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  1. When reading non-fiction I also check out the bibliography for other books to read. For fiction, I see what other authors worote a positive review of the book I’m reading.
    I’m currently reading The Idiots Guide to Jewish History and Culture.
    Uncle Al

    • This is the second Jewish history book you’ve recently read. I’m keep track 🙂 Have you tried using Amazon to look up a book that you enjoyed then check out the “People who bought this book also liked…” section?

      • Thanks…I have used it but forgot all about it. I have such a backlog of books to read. I’m dividing my reading between paper books and the Nook. I enjoy both.
        Uncle Al
        P.S. I have a sub job the end of March for the librarian. I used to bring my classes down there a lot for research.

  2. I just finished “Imposter” by Davis Dunn. It is a thriller with a State Department Intelligence officer on the trail of a sniper/bomber.
    I started Thomas Cahill’s book ” How the Irish Saved Civilization. It recounts the events leading up to the fall of Rome into the Middle Ages. Illiterate barbarians destroyed classical literature, but the Irish monks were able to preserve a prtion of it and share it with western civilization.

    Uncle Al

  3. I have Amelia Lost to read. I’ve flipped through Bomb a few times and feel like I probably won’t tackle it. My poor non-fiction book gap is there for a reason: lack of effort to push through and read!

    • I haven’t seen the book yet–I may end up feeling the same way you do. I’ve heard so many great things about it, however. I may try to push myself on it.

      Maybe you need to start a little simpler with NF–are there “Golden Books” for NF? 😉

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