What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hello friends! Welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday. It’s been a while. I’m still trying to come up with a blogging and writing schedule that works around substitute teaching. This is a weekly feature (or it’s supposed to be) that is inspired by WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Another great feature is My Week in Books over at Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Here’s what I’ve been reading…

I just finished…

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond. The biggest thing that I loved about this book was seeing the circus life from the point of view of someone who loves and lives it.

And I also read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I adored this book. While the story of the boy/girl in a bubble is an old one, Yoon brought a fresh perspective and a unique voice to this story. I loved this book so much that I devoured the whole novel in less than 24 hours!

I’m currently reading…

Carry On by Rainbow RowellI feel like I’ve waited so long to read Carry On and when I saw it at the library last week I had to grab it. If you don’t know already, I’m pretty obsessed with Rainbow Rowell’s books and this book had the potential to be my favorite Rowell book yet!

What I’m reading next…

Landline by Rainbow RowellLandline by Rainbow Rowell. I picked this book up over the summer in a bargain books section (and was so stoked!) and haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I think I will need more Rainbow Rowell after finishing Carry On.  (This is not the cover I have, but I love this one!)

What I’m Writing…

TGGC has been slowing down for me a bit as I prepare for NaNoWriMo next month. I need a break from it and to play with new characters and a new world for a while, which I’m pretty excited for. But I would like to finish up chapters 21 and 22 of TGGC before October 31st, so I feel less guilty about doing NaNoWriMo.

I’m writing some posts for the next 10 days of NaNoWriMo prep as well, so stay tuned for those. This blog will be much busier in the coming months.

What are you reading and writing this week?

What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesday

Hello and welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday, my spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words and My Week in Books over at Lipsyy Lost and Found. This week I’m posting it a bit later in the day than usual, but that’s because I spent the morning subbing in a middle school.

So let’s chat about what I’m reading this week…

I just finished.

theassassinsbladeThe Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I ended up really enjoying this book, especially the novellas that were a bit longer than the first two. I liked that each story led into the next one. It was awesome to see Sam Cortland (finally) even though I knew what happened to him. Continue reading

John Green books- Banned!

Did you know that pretty much every single book written by John Green has been banned?awkwardjg

With teens and adults everywhere flocking to his books and devouring them (not to mention the movie adaptations of The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns), John Green has risen to super-stardom in the literary world.

But despite his books appealing to various age groups, some people think that they and their subject matter are inappropriate for kids to read.

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Banned Books: The Harry Potter Series

Did you know that the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling were the #1 banned or challenged books from 2000-2009?

Sounds absolutely asinine, doesn’t it? The mere thought of banning or challenging a series that has inspired so many people to read and write makes me angry. But there were some schools and districts that thought Harry Potter had no business being read by students.

Harry Potter seriesThe Harry Potter series has been banned or challenged in many places because it is said to “promote an interest in the occult, since the hero Harry Potter, is a wizard.”

The series has also been called inappropriate for children because of the fantasy violence and complex themes. It’s been called to scary and adult for child readers.

See the list of challenges a professor put together for the Harry Potter series.

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