Nerdy Book Club Book Nominees

Make sure you vote for your favorites. Voting ends tonight!!

As I completed my ballot, I realized that I’m still not reading enough of the NEW stuff. I guess I’m still catching up on older books. And even thought I spend a TON of money on books, I can’t spend it ALL on books. 🙂 Our school library doesn’t get too many of the new popular titles in. Nor do the 2 public libraries which are 15 and 25 miles away from where I live. 🙂

So, I guess I’ll just be in the reading aftermath crowd. That crowd of people that are forever hanging on to the last thread. The books that have been talked about and wooed over. The ones that when I finally get around to reading them and blog or tweet about them, they will bring up nostalgic memories for others.

I guess that’s ok, too. 🙂

Nerdy Book Club Nominees

Nerdy Book Club Crying Books

Nerdy Book Club post- 10 Top Crying Books

Yes, that’s the name of the post! 🙂

You don’t actually need your kleenex to read the post, but you better invest in some if you open one of these 10 dynamic books!

Seriously.

My contribution to this post was of course the one and only:

One for the Murphys

One for the Murphys by LyndaMullaly Hunt.

Read the post. Read the books. But don’t say I didn’t warn you……….

 

The Cheat Book Review by Amy Koss

I got this book for $1 at our school book fair!! And it was actually a good book. You know sometimes when you get a bargain book, it turns out that there is a reason why it’s a bargain. 🙂

The Cheat by Amy Goldman Koss

Goodreads Summary:

Cheating on a geography midterm is only the beginning. It seemed simple enough&150they were given the answers from last year’s test and they used them. But Sarah and her friends got caught, and what was done without much thought leads to greater and greater consequences. Now they are facing punishment at school, tension at home, and no one is sure how or when it will end.

This book did switch back and forth between characters, but I was able to keep up. 🙂 The author wrote in a style that really made me feel what each kid was feeling in relation to the cheating incident as well as being able to get a glimpse into their lives. One of the girls in the story wrote poetry-and it was pretty good.

I think this book would be a good read for 5th graders and up. They will be able to relate to the emotions and feelings of the characters as well as the life issues that are dealt with throughout the book.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

 

 

Nerdie Book Awards

Hop on over to the Nerdy Book Club site to find out which books won the nerdie book awards this year. You’ll find a list of 97 books that were nominated for awards in several different categories as well as the top ones that won out! This blog is dedicated to people who LOVE to read young people books (maybe so we’ll still feel young?!?). Check it out and visit it often for updates.

http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2011-nerdies-book-awards/

You can even deck yourself out with some nerdy book club SWAG so you’ll be styling! 🙂