Sunday #Bookstack No. 14: Week of 18 November 2012

Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #bookstack for the week of November 18, 2012.

It’s Fall Break — the first break we’ve had from school since Labor Day, and I’m ready for it like nobody’s business. I plan on spending this week writing my two final papers for grad school, and doing #bookaday just because I can.

So here are the books in my stack this week:

Son by Lois Lowry, the last book in the series that began with The Giver. I’m really curious about this one. From what I’ve heard, it both ties together the entire series and stands alone very well.

Malinda Lo’s new book is called Adaptation. From what I’m gathering it’s very different from Huntress and Ash, so I’m excited that I’m not putting this one off any longer.

Scorch by Gina Damico. Last week my Book Talk Tuesday was on Croak, which is the first book in this series. About a month ago I started watching Dead Like Me again, and I guess I ran into Croak at just the right time. So I picked up Scorch when I was at the bookstore the last time.

The Absolute Value of Mike is the December Book of the Month at school, and it’s the only book for this year that I haven’t read. So it’s in the stack so I can write December’s question for our book of the month program.

And last in my bookstack for this week is Zom-B. This is the other book I picked up last time I was at the bookstore, and unfortunately I picked it up after I filmed last week’s Feature Shelf. Had I not filmed ahead of time, I would have included it. Anyway, I’ve decided to give zombie novels not written by Jonathan Maberry a go.

[Question of the Week]
So last week’s question was about a famous dead person you’d like to talk to. I put this to my 8th graders and they came up with, primarily, two answers. They were Michael Jackson and Selena. One person said Whitney Houston. I thought it was interesting that the first people thought of were entertainers, but as I thought about it I realized that with the exception of Selena, the people they chose died in their lifetime, and their passings were large public affairs. No one considered anyone from history, and I can’t decide if that’s because they don’t see the importance of history or historical figures, or because there’s a gap in their education… It very well could be their age. Or it could be influence of the media. I’m not sure, but it’s something to think and talk about.

There were two responses by people who are not members of Reading Room 211, blacksnowcatxx and Nichole on my YouTube Channel. They both said they’d talk to grandparents. Their responses made me think about what being famous really means, so as I do, I looked it up. and while Longman tells me that famous means known by many people in many places, one of the similar words is celebrated. So Nichole and blacksnowcatxx, I hope your grandmothers are celebrated.

Thanks for the responses. We won’t have another question for a couple of weeks.

[This week on the (book) supplier]
Since this week is fall break, and Thanksgiving, I’m only commiting to one other video this week. It’s going to be a tag video, set up much like a Feature Shelf, but it’s the Books I’m Thankful For tag, and I’ll put that one up on Tuesday. I might respond to BookRatMisty‘s book chat for this month, but I’m not making any promises.

That’s it for today. So I’m going to sign off for the day by reminding you that if you’ve got thoughts about what I’m reading, or books in general, or if you want to request your very own Feature Shelf based on a theme or title, leave me a comment on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or if you’re not on social networks, through the “Contact” page on my website. All of that info is on the end screen and in the video description.

I’ll see you guys on Tuesday for the Books I’m Thankful for Tag. Until then, happy reading and don’t forget to be awesome.

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