Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #Bookstack for the week of October 7, 2012.
I finished everything in my stack from last week, so we’re starting this week off with a brand new stack of books. I have three books in my stack this week. First in my stack is the second book in the graphic novel series Ex Machina called Tag. I read the first book back in August (link to the August Reading Wrap Up video) and thought it was cool, so I figured I’d continue. This is one of the books I picked up last time I visited Indianapolis, and I only bought the first two, so it might be a while before I get to revisit this series following reading this installment. It’s okay, though. Between my Read This Next shelf, my To Be Read piles and my To Be Read box, I think I’m not short of reading material.
Second in the stack this week is a nostalgic read — From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Koningsburg. I read this as a child and didn’t get it because I thought the title said From the mixed up “flies” of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I remember hating it because it had nothing to do with flies and as such, the title didn’t match what I expected to happen in the story. Ah, the importance of using fix-up strategies to help me understand what I’m reading…
Last in the stack this week was bumped up from the Read This Next stack on the bookcase to the Read This Next pile on my desk by my Twitter friend Jen, and it’s Butter by Erin Jade Lange. I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up; I thought the cover was interesting. The basic premise of the story is that Butter has decided that he’s going to eat himself to death live on the internet. The questions posed are, does he go through with it, and what are the consequences of his actions?
What are you reading this week? Leave your title(s) in the comments of wherever you happen to be watching this video, or upload a picture to Twitter with the hashtag #bookstack.
[this week on the (book) supplier]
This week’s Book Talk Tuesday is on Scrawl by Mark Shulman. I finished the audiobook two weeks ago, I think, and I filmed this book talk last week so I’d have one in the can. It’s an interesting listen, the way the audio director decided to use not only the main character’s voice, but the voice of the counselor as well. Anyway, check out the book talk for Scrawl on Tuesday.
And this week’s Feature Shelf is the Long Way Gone Edition, a shelf requested by one of my students. Note: I get really excited when someone requests a shelf. I think these shelves are fun to put together. Call it hobbies of a bibliophile.
That’s it for me today. If you’d like me to create a Feature Shelf for you, leave your title or theme in the comments on YouTube, Twitter,Facebook or Google+. You can find all of that information on the end screen and in the video description. And remember to share your own bookstacks on Twitter with the hastag #bookstack, and check back in here for Scrawl on Tuesday and the Long Way Gone edition of Feature Shelf on Thursday. Have a great reading week and don’t forget to be awesome.