5.28 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Paradox #Bang #Curveball

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.}


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?
{I wanted to like this book more. I had a difficult time becoming interested in the main character, Ana, and what she was trying to accomplish. Since her memory was wiped, there was very little backstory to  learn from. I stuck with it and the second half of the book improved greatly. I’m very interested to hear what others think.}
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
19 books
My B Class has read:
23 books
My C Class has read:
23 books
{This is book 2 in the VISIONS  series, and the sequel to Crash…
… which I read earlier this year. I got the digital ARC from Edelweiss and am devouring it. The premise is the same as before, and still just as crazy. Again, not a 6th grade book. Sorry.}
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Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip
{The 6th grade ELA teachers are reading this to prepare for a book club together.}
More Great ARCs…
The Wig in the Window
{Thank you, Ms Kittscher, for sending this to me. Man—I love getting book packages in the mail. I’m looking forward this read.}

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

4 thoughts on “5.28 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #Paradox #Bang #Curveball

  1. Hi Mr. Etkin! I am currently reading Self Matters by Dr. Phil. Have a good day and as always, thanks for your help with Liam;)

    • I sure have. I’m hoping to settle quickly on a summer book club book for incoming and outgoing 6th graders. I love how willing authors are to Skype.

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