Sunday #Bookstack No. 16: Week of 16 December 2012

Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #Bookstack for the week of December 16, 2012.

The semester’s over. At the university anyway. My grades are due on Tuesday, and I think I’m in okay shape to get that done. Public school semester’s over on Friday. When you see me next week, it’ll be from Indianapolis! Yay, Naptown!

I’ve got three books in my stack this week, and I actually have them with me so I can show them to you. I’m working on the audio for The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. If you haven’t read this book, you ought to. It’s fantastic. The entire series is fantastic, really. A couple of things I love about the audio, because I’ve listened to it before, is how they deal with the Noise. The way it’s produced, listeners can get a small taste of what it’s like to have the noise in their heads.

I’m also going to read Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne. This is another books I’m reading because I’d like to add it to our Book of the Month list at school in the slot for music. Maybe speak to the kids who are in band. When I read the inside I had one of those “this one time… at band camp… moments.”

The last book on my stack this week is Dead End in Norvelt about a kid named Jack Gantos, who is grounded for life and sentenced to helping a neighbor write obituaries. It’s supposed to be amusing, so I’m looking forward to it.

[This week on the (book) supplier]

Jesse, who I’ve had a few conversations with in the comments, asked for a video of my top 12 of 2012 — one book for each month. I think it’s an awesome idea, so I’m going to do that on Tuesday since I’m going to visit family at the end of the week and won’t have books to show you. I’ll set it up like a tag, since I’d love to see what other’s top 12 books are for the year. I’ve been working on this for about a week, and let me tell you, it’s not easy.

And… I’ll finally get to show you my new project! I’ll be posting the introduction to a series I’m calling An Allusion in a Minute on Thursday. The videos that I’ll be doing for this series are in response to teachers in my department saying that they have trouble teaching allusions because students don’t have background knowledge. I’m hoping to present some of that English-class material in an amusing (and short) way.

So that’s it for me today. I’d love to hear about what you’re reading this week — our to read lists can never be too long. Leave them in the comments, or if you’d like to request a Feature Shelf, leave your theme or title suggestion in the comments as well either here on YouTube, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

I’ll see you on Tuesday for my Top 12 of 2012, and on Thursday for the introduction to An Allusion in a Minute. I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.

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