1.17.11. It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #Loot #Heartless #IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

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

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A guest post today! First, Adam K. with Loot and Sting.

If you like mischief, mysteries, and most importantly loot, check out… Loot!

This book is mysterious and full of mischief and one important mission: steal the magic moonstones. When Alfie Mquinn “slips” off a roof, March is left alone until he finds Jules his twin sister. Will Jules and March ever trust each other or will the whole thing go wrong? Will they steal the moonstones or will the whole thing go wrong.I liked this book because there was a lot of mischief and mystery and it was a new genre and I wanted to read what it was like.

This thrilling sequel will make you jump.

This book was the most exciting sequel I’ve ever read. In this book Jules and March go to steal a set of diamonds except someone else got there first. They are lucky enough to escape with their lives and one stone. Except the stone they stole was the Morning Star—one of the most famous stones in a trio. Will March and Jules steal the other stones or will the Top Cats get them first?



From Barnes and Noble:

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

I’m fascinated by backstories. The story before the story that we know. Why do certain characters act the way they do? What happened before?

When we watched Akeelah and the Bee, we wait most of the movie to find out Dr. Larabee’s backstory—what happened to his family? Why isn’t he teaching any more? We also learn about Akeelah’s backstory with her dad and even Dylan’s backstory.

In Heartless, Meyer shows us the backstory for the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Fascinating. Along the way she weaves in other fairy tales and fun terms. She also makes great use of Carrol’s famous poem:


Lewis Carroll

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


 Remember Mrs. Crimmins shared Shooting Kabul with us last week?

screen-shot-2017-01-08-at-9-47-56-pm Guess who else saw her book review? That’s right—the AUTHOR. She sent this on Twitter:


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Did you catch my
this past week?
 How many books did students in each class read?



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

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post…

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