It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.
City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare for the May meeting of Teen Reads. Not that much more, though, so I haven't really changed my opinion at all since last week. I would like to get back to it though.
The Complete Talking Heads by Alan Bennett. In addition to the bookstore, I also have a career in the theatre and my current gig is stage managing a selection of these monologues for St. Louis Actors' Studio. I decided to read through the whole collection, and it is fantastic. Of course they are meant to be heard, but this is unusually satisfying reading for a theatrical (originally television) work. Each monologue drops you into the middle of person's life which then slowly unfolds to let you in on all their secrets. Masterful writing.
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague for his author event. This is a clever modernized retelling of the classic, guaranteed to make kids laugh. (I've witnessed it in action!)
Next week, I'll be finishing both The Complete Talking Heads and City of Bones, then, if I get the chance, starting on Disney in Shadow, the third book in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson, for his Children's Book Week event.
What are you reading?