Thanks to Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for this meme!

This week’s reading seems a bit anemic so maybe read last week’s post as well…

The Met Louise Bourgeois: She Saw the World as a Textured TapestryThe Met Louise Bourgeois: She Saw the World as a Textured Tapestry by D.K. Publishing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What the Artist Saw is a new picture book biography series that introduces readers to artists and includes activities they can do themselves. This one focuses on Louise Bourgeois. What I appreciated is that there were images of some of her work to help me better understand his art. It reminded me of a previous San Francisco visit where the Museum of Modern Art had an exhibit of her Spiders. I will definitely be checking out the other books in this series.

Big TreeBig Tree by Brian Selznick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Selznick delivers yet another quiet and profound story yet of quite an epic scope as two seedling siblings suddenly separated from their Mama Tree and then needing to find someplace safe to grow.

Allergic: A Graphic NovelAllergic: A Graphic Novel by Megan Wagner Lloyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute story of a girl feeling left out of her expanding family and just wants a dog to call her own. Only she’s allergic.

Hilo Book 9: Gina and the Last City on Earth: (A Graphic Novel)Hilo Book 9: Gina and the Last City on Earth: by Judd Winick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Winick writes another winner in the Hilo series concluding a very impressive story arc featuring Gina. It’s always good to reread at least the previous book to remind oneself what’s happened so far and I think it just adds more impact to certain actions and outcomes. It’s interesting to see where the series goes after this.

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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding, #1)A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wanted something new yet familiar to captivate me and I was intrigued by the cover and title when I saw it on display at a bookstore. It was slow going getting to the interesting part- almost halfway through- but I stuck with it and started to get into it. The ending was anti-climactic, though.

A Tale for the Time BeingA Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this novel. I wouldn’t say I particularly liked it because it got way too heavy at times. But I also didn’t not like it too much since it was thought provoking at certain points. I really didn’t know how it was going to end.

This was the latest selection for the Everybody Reads program. You can read my other reviews of previous pics here.

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4 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- February 27, 2023

  1. I like seeing about that new art series, Earl. It sounds fun. And wow, a new book by Brian Selznick. I’ll be sure to look for it. Thanks for all!

  2. I thought the name Louise Bourgeois was familiar, but it wasn’t until you mentioned her spiders that I made the connection! I haven’t read anything in the Hilo series since I was teaching. Thanks for the reminder. I suspect my grandson will be a fan.
    I loved A Tale for the Time Being when I read it a number of years ago for my book club. Some members appreciated the zen aspects, but what resonated for me was the intimate relationship between the writer and her characters.

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