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New Book Wednesday – Aliens


Nothing says December holidays like aliens, right? At the start of this book, aliens have invaded. They’ve cut off electricity. They’ve flooded all of the coasts. They’ve unleashed a virus. They’ve sent snipers for the survivors. Now the 5th wave of the takeover of earth is about to start. Cassie’s on her own, looking for her brother. And she doesn’t know who to trust.

Check out the book trailer for it (made by yours truly).





Reading Update

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted about what I’ve been reading. I’ve made it through a bunch of books in that time.

I’ve listened to two audiobooks: Jepp Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh and Kill Me Softly¬†by Sara Cross. Jepp is a great book about a court dwarf who wants to know more about who he is and where he comes from, and in the meantime creates a new destiny for himself. We have this in the library (thanks to a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Nugent), so I’ll be recommending it to some of you in the fall.

I picked up Kill Me softly because it’s a nominee for Teens Top Ten and, because I’m on the committee, I volunteered to make a book trailer for it. The trailers have been put on hold, for now, so I don’t have one yet, but it was a fun book about a town where a group of kids live with fairy tale curses.


These count as my historical fiction and fantasy stories (I moved Marathon to my graphic novel block…I originally though Jepp¬†was going to be more fantasy, but it really wasn’t so I had to adjust).

I read one ebook, my mystery, In the Blood by Steve Robinson. It’s the first of a mystery series involving a genealogist. This was my book club’s pick for July. It was okay, but I didn’t love it.


As for paper books…I read a scary one and one that I loved in grade school. My scary book was 172 Hours on the Moon. It’s about a mission to the moon that includes three teenagers. What NASA didn’t tell anyone was that they suspect there’s something evil on the moon. I just know this one is going to be made into a movie.

My favorite from grade school was E. L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler. I loved this book about a brother and sister who decide to run away and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I still love it!


So, here’s what my Bingo card looks like now:


Camp ends this Friday and I took home a stack of books last night in anticipation of more reading time!

Hope you’re all enjoying yourselves!