3.11 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Scarlet & Harlem Shake Vids

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.}


{OK–that’s a pretty decent trailer, but the book is MUCH better. Yeah, it’s a little romancy, but there’s tons of action. Fights. Werewolf-type creatures. Escapes. Spaceships. Mechanics. Droids. Computer chips. Amazing to see this re-envisioning of traditional fairy tale characters. I was anxious to see where it was headed–now I’m just anxious for the next book. I haven’t read anything like this in quite some time. I’ll just have to bide my time until Cress (Rapunzel) comes out and I can see how she joins into the story of Cinder… and Scarlet… and Wolf… and Queen Levana… and Thorne… and Kai. 
If you’re interested in some short prequels, here is the link.}
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
12 books
My B Class has read:
15 books
My C Class has read:
7 books
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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

[If anyone else is using SpinCam to show what your students are reading, I’d love to know about it and link to my Friday post. Thanks.]
In case you didn’t see any of our Harlem Shake (AKA–NYC Shimmy) vids, here they are. What a blast:
David Etkin

16 thoughts on “3.11 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Scarlet & Harlem Shake Vids

  1. Because she said she loves you out of all the teachers on the Alpha team and I’m like really she smiles she said that when me or her mother comments on the blog she gets busted ticket FUN:)!!!!!

  2. My slice later this week is about my lack of reading. Now, I’m going to write one about books I should be reading RIGHT NOW! Thanks for the awesome videos!!!

    • I’m hoping you’re talking about CINDER and SCARLET. Did you read the first? It definitely set up this much faster-paced second book. Tell me more.

      Thanks for enjoying the videos. We had fun… And the families are enjoying them too.

  3. I read Vampire Earth 1 – Way of the Wolf by E.E. Knight last Thurs. and Fri. It was a free book from Amazon and it got me hooked. I read book 2 over the weekend and I’m almost done with book 3. It’s a post-apocalyptic series with aliens, alien-created vampires and humans. A little change from the dragons.

  4. Hi!! Just decided to check in and see what was happening on the most amazing blog site. Thanks for posting the vids – I heard all about it. Wild! I haven’t read any of the books you’ve been reading but you make me want to.
    What am I reading? Breakfast reading is always the Sunday New York Times. It takes me all week! My current non-fiction book is still THE PRESIDENTS’ CLUB which is fascinating but which I can leave and return to without losing the “story.” It’s a hefty tome so I am reading it on the Kindle. The other book I am reading (also hefty, but I wanted the book) is also non-fiction but it is about a fiction writer. JOSEPH ANTON is a memoir by Salman Rushdie about his ordeal after publishing his book, The Satanic Verses. Quite provocative! Julia Alvarez is coming to the Babel series so I’m thinking of putting another one of her books on deck. The non-fiction book I have on deck is Island at the Center of the World. It is about the early settlement of NY City by the Dutch. All this makes me want to curl up and read!!
    Mrs. Guillaume

    • Mrs. G, you are awesome for visiting the blog and leaving such a complete comment! Thank you for sharing your reading with us. I didn’t know you were such a non-fiction reader–though I should have guessed.

      Don’t you wish there was so much more time to read? EVERYONE should have DEAR time. I suppose we need to make it for ourselves.

      Thanks again–and read on!

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