I am not typically a fan of YA romance. I like the action/adventure type books. That’s just my personal preference as a reader.
That said, this was just fun. Glad I added it to my stack this week. Check out the book talk for more info.
For student use: about my copy
[…] Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It was hard to choose my favorites for this month, as I read so many good books. But I narrowed it down to two, and I cheated a little bit. Favorites: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstien books — This Dark Endeavor and Such Wicked Intent. What I love about the way Oppel constructs the story is that readers familiar with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein — the original Frankenstein, for those viewers who haven’t read it — anyway, those familiar with the original Frankenstein story can clearly see where this is going. I think the Apprenticeship stories are brilliant. I’m going to make a prediction. So if you haven’t read either of the Apprenticship novels and you plan on it, cover your ears now. I think Konrad is going to end up being what we call now “Frankenstein’s Monster.” Victor is obsessed with bringing him back, and Konrad has decided that he must have Elizabeth. There was an issue in the original novel about Frankenstein not being able to control the monster… I think that’s right… Anyway. I assert that Konrad will be the monster. Now we just have to wait and see if I’m right. You can unplug your ears now. My other favorite of the month, because I couldn’t have just one, is UnWholly by Neal Shusterman. I’m not going to talk about this one too much here, but if you’ve read Unwind or UnWholly and you want to talk about them, I’ve got two videos that include the novel. One is one of my bookstack videos for this month, and in the other I pose questions about the nature of life and such … things I was thinking about as I read. One of the things I loved about reading this book was doing it in front of one of my students, the one who has the book right now. He was reading Unwind, and I kept taunting him with the fact that I was reading the second book. Lesson: Taunting students with books is fun. Or at the very least, it builds rapport. I know a lot of book tubers talk about what they’re going to read for the month, but since I do that on a weekly basis with Sunday #Bookstack, I’m not going to. So that’s it for me today. If you’d like more info about the books I read this month, check out the blog post for this video over at thebooksupplier.com, there’s a link to this post in the description. If you just want to talk about books, or you’d like to suggest a title or theme for a future edition of Feature Shelf, hit me up here, on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ and you can find that info on the end screen and in the description below. Thanks for watching my Reading Wrap Up for September 2012. I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome. Share this:Share on TumblrLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. « Feature Shelf #8: Banned Books Week Edition […]
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