5.12 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #EveryDay #LifeBeforeLegend

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

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

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This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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

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The premise of this book is fantastically mind-bending novel. Imagine waking up each day in a new body—a hijacked body.
Unpredictable, right?
And scary.
And joyous?
It can be, when you meet someone you fall in love with. But what happens when you wake up in a different body the next day. How do you keep that relationship going? Again…and again….
Fascinating read. I was totally captivated to the end.
[For mature readers.]
Here is the summary:
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall ’12 Kids List
“Caught in the inexplicable fate of awakening each day in a different person’s body, ‘A’ has accepted his destiny. He is able to access the details of the life of the inhabited individual and can lead his or her life, but ‘A’ has never wished to return to any of them. This changes when he meets Rhiannon. Suddenly, there is a reason to question and alter his circumstances. With this intriguing premise, Levithan explores what it means to be human, and where compassion and understanding are rooted. Captivating and romantic.”
— Mary Alice Garber, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC


In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a “wise, wildly unique” love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.

 It was cool to read part of the story before the story of the trilogy I enjoyed so much. June and Day were unique, spirited, and determined even three years before the official Legend began. This was a lot of fun. Since it was available as part of Erie County Public Library’s e-content, anyone with a library card can get it for free.
What were PARENTS reading last week? Let’s check it out… 
(Thank you, commenters, for contributing to our book awareness. Reading is not a “school thing”.)

For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
These past week, my 1&2 Class read
My 6&7 Class read
My 9&10 Class read
Look at all these smiling faces… and books. Is this really FACEBOOK?
Click each circle to see the whole picture.

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Look what comes out on Tuesday…
That’s right—for those who enjoyed Wonder (I’M one of them), here is the untold story of Julian. Julian the bully. Julian the jerk.
What was his side of the story?
This should be interesting. It’s available as an e-book for $1.99.
I’ll be getting it.
Still picking this up when I need some comic relief. It reminds me a lot of Calvin and Hobbes.
I’ve listened to a bunch of this on audio, but now I’m going to be having weekly discussions on the chapters with others on Facebook. Should be interesting.
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Excited about this one after the trailer, reading reviews and hearing recommendations.

David Etkin

8 thoughts on “5.12 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #EveryDay #LifeBeforeLegend

  1. Pingback: 5.19 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #TheJulianChapter | {Eat the Book}

  2. Just finished “Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King. It seems the older he gets the more chilling the stories get. Instead of “going for the gross out” as he is so well known to say, he has been gravitating more and more toward themes revolving around mortality. I truly enjoyed it, as always.

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