5.20 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Paradox #ChaosShorts

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.}


{YESSS!!! I finished. It was all I thought about for the last 100ish pages. I was even reading in the hall between classes. QUITE intriguing. People told me they didn’t like the end, but I found it captivating. Rumor is: a sequel is in the works.}
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One of my favorite ever trilogies is Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking Trilogy.
The books were re-released in the UK with new covers…
AND a new short story in each one.
NOW INCLUDES –>The New World
NOW INCLUDES–>The Wide, Wide Sea
Fortunately you don’t need to buy the new books to read the shorts.
Interested? Of COURSE you are. You can get the links for these short stories HEREI did. I read them and Mr. Peterson and I messaged about them over the weekend. Too cool.
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
26 books
My B Class has read:
29 books
My C Class has read:
7 books
Ms Paquette was kind enough to send me an ARC. The book is coming on June 25th.
From Amazon:
 Fans of James Dashner’s Maze Runner series will love this postapocalyptic adventure about a girl who must survive an alien planet in order to save the Earth.Ana only knows her name because of the tag she finds pinned to her jumpsuit. Waking in the featureless compartment of a rocket ship, she opens the hatch to discover that she has landed on a barren alien world. Instructions in her pocket tell her to observe and to survive, no doubt with help from the wicked-looking knives she carries on her belt. But to what purpose?Meeting up with three other teens–one boy seems strangely familiar–Ana treks across the inhospitable landscape, occasionally encountering odd twists of light that carry glimpses of people back on Earth. They’re working on some sort of problem, and the situation is critical. What is the connection between Ana’s mission on this planet and the crisis back on Earth, and how is she supposed to figure out the answer when she can’t remember anything?
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More Great ARCs…
The Wig in the Window

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.]
David Etkin

9 thoughts on “5.20 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Paradox #ChaosShorts

  1. From the Chaos Walking link, I can only get images at the site. Any help on getting to the short stories themselves? I also loved that trilogy, and so glad my thoughts can be my own… most of the time.

  2. I just finished The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman. Story of two young girls, one in the U.S. and one in Darfur. Covers some heavy stuff, but good read. Have you read it?

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