#IMWAYR – May 16, 2016

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, and adapted by Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts with a children’s/YA focus. This weekly roundup is a great way to discover new blogs and bloggers, share recommended (or not so recommended….) titles, and add to your ever-growing to-read list.

My House

My name is Jane, and I love cats, so it was pretty much inevitable that I would love this vibrant, colourful picture book.

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A friendly little cat named Jim takes readers on a tour of his house, using simple, friendly text and delightful illustrations. Definitely worth taking a look at, even if you’re not a cat lady named Jane. 🙂

The Snow Rabbit

Wow.

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This wordless picture book is simply stunning. The paper cut illustrations are miniature works of art, subtle, elegant and evocative. Two sisters explore the wintery world outside their door, encountering a mysterious and magical snow rabbit. Perhaps not the most suitable book for this time of year (it’s already getting toasty here!), but just too beautiful not to explore and share.

Lord Edgware Dies

I quite enjoyed this classic Poirot mystery, which featured a twist ending that I honestly didn’t see coming. The most interesting part of the novel, however, wasn’t written by Ms. Christie at all, but rather by a mysterious editor armed with a pencil. All throughout the book a previous reader left little corrections, pointing out a typo here, a word choice error there. Fascinating that someone would even bother to go to all the hassle. Were they trying to improve the reading experience for the next borrower, or did they simply want to prove they could one-up Agatha Christie in the writing department? We may never know. At least they made their notations in pencil and not red ink….

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Hope you’ve all been having a great reading week!!

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28 thoughts on “#IMWAYR – May 16, 2016

  1. The Snow Rabbit looks like a beautiful book. I will have to look for it. I absolutely love Agatha Christie books. I read almost all of them as a teenager. Poirot is a fun character. Have a great reading week!

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  2. The Snow Rabbit looks gorgeous! I think I am going to have to add that to our reading list! And I read Agatha Christie for the first time this year – And Then There Were None. I loved it and have been wanting to read more by her. Perhaps I will give this one a go, although I will not get this meaningfully marked up version. 🙂

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  3. My House looks so cute, I have a soft spot for cats so I think I’d like that one too. Looks like a sweet kids book too. The colorful cover is a winner! And I’d like to read more Christie- I’ve dabbled a bit but not in any serious way. I think it’s funny how someone decided to do some creative editing! 🙂

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