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Tasty Treats (2)

Well good morning everyone and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

(Do any dad’s read my blog?  If so, let me know!)

Getting new books is like getting tasty treats that I can’t wait to devour, hence the name of this post “Tasty Treats”! (I am working on a Tasty Treats banner…well my husband is working on it for me!)   This morning I wanted to share all the fun books and audiobooks I got-my-hands-on this past week. So what are we waiting for!?

Tasty Treats Stack

Every thing in this stack is a title on the 2012-2013 Florida Sunshine State Book List.  These are some of the books I need to read since I’m a school Media Specialist and the Battle of the Books team coach.  Not only will I be reading and reviewing these books over the summer, but I’ll also be writing a ton of trivia questions from each book for my team to study. Lets look at the covers shall we?

The following titles are the Sunshine State books that I already had in my Media Center catalog.

Sunshine State Books

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman

Some of the books on the list were not already ones I had in my Media Center, so I’ve had to go buy them, like the books below.

More Sunshine State Books

The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante

90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

I addition to all these middle grades titles I also needed some Young Adult audiobooks in my life.  If I read just YA or just MG I get kinda bored with the one genre, so I have to mix it up now and then.  Since the summer is a time full of middle grade reading,  and I needed some new audiobooks to listen to while running, I decided to pick up some YA listens from my local public library.

Beastly and If I Stay

Beastly by Alex Flinn (currently listening to)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

So, there you have it – my recently received tasty treats! I know I’ll be having fun attacking these over the next few weeks!  What fun reads did you get this week?

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Tasty Treats (1)

Howdy!

A few weeks ago I decided not to participate in the In My Mailbox meme.  Not out of protest but out of personal conviction regarding my obsessive blogger behavior.  You can read that post in full here.

So, while I will no longer be writing a weekly post about what books I received, I will be posting about this randomly…or better yet, whenever I feel like it! :)  The posts will be called Tasty Treats.  I tend to view all books as tasty treats just waiting to be devoured, so why not just call it that?!

Now let me just tell you that May was a busy month for my digital mailbox as well as the physical one.  I somehow managed to win like three giveaways and received some really exciting books from authors and publishers!  I’ve already posted about some of the books I got this month here. So, today I am showing off  the second group of tasty treats I got during May!

Insurgent by Veronica RothFirst let me show off an audiobook I received from Harper Audio- Insurgent by Veronica Roth!  I just finished it yesterday in the car and am already ready for the third book in the series! It was sooo good! Thanks to Harper Audio!

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

A huge thanks to author Joanne Levy for sending me a review copy of her debut novel Small Medium at Large and the book marks (not shown).  I can’t wait to share them with my students!

Birthmarked and Born Wicked

Also, thanks to Kare at Ex Libris for the two books I won in one of her recent giveaways!  Above you see Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien and Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood.  Now I have two copies of Born Wicked- one of which will go to my school library.

Lexapros and Cons and Lost in the River of Grass

Also, I snagged a copy of Lost in the River of Grass by Giny Rorby from my Media Center since it’s on the Sunshine State list this year.   And finally, a big thanks to Heidi at YA Bibliophile for Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo, which I won in one of her recent giveaways!

You can see I got some really rad looking books over the past few weeks!  I can’t wait to get started on them and it’s going to be soon because school is almost out for the summer! YAY!