Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Welcome to Readingjunky's Reading Roost

Hello fellow readers!

I've decided to begin this blog to post YA book reviews. I'm already posting reviews on MySpace, but as an 8th grade teacher, I would like to have a "friendlier" spot to offer my students a chance to look at the reviews I write. Hopefully, this avenue provides relatively safe access to the great author websites/blogs that offer such terrific book information. I feel more able to recommend this location to my students rather than the more open format of MySpace.

For anyone not familiar with my posts on MySpace, I review mostly YA fiction. My focus is on books for middle grades and high school age readers. I have reserved the right to review only books I feel I can review positively. After all, I believe life is too darn short to read books that don't truly interest me.

Currently my plan is to post my reviews on both blogs. Readers will be able to view a brief summary of each book, my quick thoughts on any unique qualities in the book, and a peek at the cover. (I confess - I do sometimes "judge a book by its cover.")

I appreciate any comments you would like to share regarding the books reviewed and also suggestions on additional books that readers might enjoy. Always on the lookout for new material to use in my classroom, I'm open to any and all suggestions.

I'll begin posting reviews soon, and I'll also take a moment to fill you in on my background as a book lover and educator. I look forward to sharing many reading related thoughts with any interested readers.

Read on!


MAD said...

My favorite part of blogger is the lack of ads. There are ads EVERYWHERE on myspace.

Readingjunky said...

You are right. That is refreshing.

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