Sunday #Bookstack No. 19: Week of January 27, 2013

Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #Bookstack for the week of January 27, 2013.

The public school semester’s in full swing now and university semester just started. I thought it was going to be nuts, and then one of my classes was cancelled, so not as nuts as I thought. And the class that I’m taking is mostly online, so it’s going to be weird not having 4 hours of audiobook time every week. Speaking of audiobooks, I just saw the trailer for The Tragedy Paper, which I’ll link to in the show notes, and I’m wondering if that’s going to be as good an audiobook as 13 Reasons Why was. I don’t usually listen to audiobooks when I haven’t read the book first, but I might make an exception.  Have any of you guys read and/or heard anything about this book? I’m trying to decide if I want to give it a go. Maybe I should just be brave and go for it, eh?

What else is up…? Oh, on Thursday I saw a post on Tumblr about an If I Stay movie and apparently there are people attached — someone’s signed on to play Mia and there’s a director signed on and can I just say how excited I’d be for this movie. I loved If I Stay. And now that I’m thinking about it I may have to read it again here soon. And yesterday, when I was trying to decide how to use my Audible credit, I clicked on Teen Essentials. The staff at Audible couldn’t decide on just one of John Green’s books to add to that list, so they gave him the Distinguished Achievement Award and are celebrating all of his books. DFTBA, Audible.

I’m not lacking for books, but I had a hard time making my stack for this week. I finally settled on reading Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, as at this point I think I’ve had three of my female students come in and tell me I should read it. One of the three, the one who isn’t in my class but I’m still supplying, says that it starts out pretty slow and then picks up. It’s nice to have an idea going in that I may have to wade through to get to the good part. Nothing can be worse than Adam Bede, so I’m not concerned.

I’m also planning on reading Mark of Athena, the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series, finally. Picked this one up when it came out, lent it to a student, and I haven’t seen it since.  So I picked up a second copy and am going to read it before I give it to another student who’s been asking for it for a while.

Question of the Week

So two weeks ago when I did question of the week, I asked about what books made you catch the reading bug. I’m excited to say that I got responses not only on YouTube this time, but also on Tumblr, so that made me happy. So someonesnemesis from Tumblr said that his or her gateway book was The Hobbit, after which break times were used to read. Absolutely brilliant. YouTube user 1993bookfreak, nice handle by the way, said Harry Potter, YouTube user Cassandra said First to Die by James Patterson, you know, I haven’t read any James Patterson, tilchapterthree said there wasn’t a specific book, which is the boat that I found myself in when I was trying to answer the question. Oh, and by the way tilchapterthree, I’ll probably be talking about my students more since I just got a new crew and I’m getting to know them as readers. And finally Karen said that her gateway book was Anne of Green Gables. If I were going to have to pick one, I’d have to say The Firm by John Grisham. We did a lot of summer reading program when I was a kid, but we were made to. I kind of wonder what I would have done if we didn’t do that.  When I got to high school, John Grisham was the first author that I picked up on my own and devoured.

So this week’s question: In terms of lending books which camp are you in: you have to read it before anyone else can, or will you go ahead and lend people your books even if you haven’t read them? Leave your thoughts about this questions, feature shelf requests and whatever in the comments wherever you happen to be watching this video.

So that’s it for me today. I’ll see you, at the very least, on Thursday for the LOL edition of Feature Shelf.  Until then, I am the supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.

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