Friday, August 6, 2010

Times up.

It is time to officially close shop. While I love the idea of boys blogging books, sadly, the boys who originally committed to this are no longer able to commit.

Kurtis, while he is still reading , is busy recording for a CD that will be released in the fall. While he has previously been on three compilation CD's, this year he will release a CD that is all his music.

Hopeful is one of the songs on this years compilation released in April:

You can find more of his music on iTunes and/or by going here:

Michael will be starting High School this year and has begun pursuing music as well. He also remains an avid reader, but unfortunately, does not have time to keep reviewing.

Here are some other Boys Book Blogs you might want to check out:

Thanks to everyone who stuck it out through our sporadic postings. Thanks to the guys who committed for at least a while. I'm not taking the blog site down. There are some great reviews and interviews. Hopefully they will encourage someone to read something they might not have otherwise tried.

Sheri (The adult behind the curtain)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Re: Wanted

Thanks to Readingjunky for contributing this list of great reads from her students!

UNWIND by Neal Schusterman

GODLESS by Pete Hautman

TWISTED by Laurie Halse Anderson

CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins


A HERO TYPE by Barry Lyga

FAB 5 by Mitch Albom


BULL RIDER by Suzanne Morgan Williams

COUNTERFEIT SON by Elaine Marie Alphin

THE BAT BOY by Mike Lupica

RAIDERS NIGHT by Robert Lipsyte

BOY TOY by Barry Lyga


Check out more great book reviews from Readerjunky here:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Boys Blogging Books would like to hear from you!
Well if you happen to be a boy who happens to like reading Middle Grade/Young Adult books. We want to know about books you are reading and falling in love with. Perhaps you know a boy...that works too. Let us know what he is reading and falling in love with.

If you are interested in being a guest reviewer send your review to:

goadingthepen at yahoo dot com (Replace the at with @ and dot with .)

Put Guest Review in the subject line. Please only send positive reviews. We want to share the good stuff!

We are ALWAYS looking for full time bloggers! If you want to share what you are reading on a consistent basis please email your interest.

Wow it really has been nearly a year!!

Last year around this time we put up a poll asking where Michael should review his next book. The results were, while playing ping-pong. Unfortunately after busted pipes and a flooded basement the ping-pong table was put out of service. =(

The book he was going to review was Slob by Ellen Potter. This book rated thumbs up from Michael.
Other books he has read since then include:
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
He read the entire series and was excited by the idea of the movie. Unfortunately when you read a story that you like so much it is disappointing when the movie does not compare.

Skeleton Creek by Sarah Fincher
These books were a total scare! Literally. If you aren't too much of a chicken, check them out. Well worth it.

Coming Very Soon:
Full reviews of:
Books of Umber by PW Catanese
Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday by Garth Nix

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bug Boy - Eric Luper (Just Released Today!)

Bug Boy
Author: Eric Luper
Reviewer: Kurtis

I have never looked at horse racing as anything more than skinny guys on horses running around a dirt track. I never understood why the old men up in the stands would waste away their money betting on which one would cross the finish line. As I began to read Bug Boy I was full of questions. I wanted to know everything about the race. Eric Luper brings us into the world of horse racing through Jack Walsh, a stable boy who is discovered by a stable owner who gets him started as a horse racer. Of course, things get interesting when Jack finds fame and a female bookie who takes a not so healthy interest in his new life. It doesn’t take long to learn there is so much more to horse racing than just the race.

Another great book by Eric Luper:
Big Slick

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

If your weekend plans have you hitting the road be sure and grab a book or two! Here are a few the boys HIGHLY recommend.

John Green Books -- Any of them

David Lubar -- Any of the Weenie books!

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Compound by S.A. Bodeen

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Head Case by Sarah Aronson

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
by Heather Brewer
by Amanda Marrone

Happy Reading and Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Author: Stephanie Meyer
Reviewer: Stephen
As a boy I saw this book become popular I thought eww that is a chick flick, what type of guy would read that? Then, I saw the movie and realized that it was not so bad. When I needed some thing to read and a friend was reading it I decided that I would try it. The book was about a girl named Bella Swan, a girl whose parents are divorced and lives in Arizona with her mom. When her mom goes to live with her boy-friend Phil, Bella decides to move in with her father who is the police chief in a little town of forks on the Olympian peninsula. On her first day of school she is really nervous when she gets to her second to last class she has to sit next to Edward Cullen a very attractive guy she saw at lunch. In that class he completely ignores her and is absent for the next week. When Edward gets back he is a lot nicer and socializes with her. Over the next few months they fall in love. When Bella realizes that Edward is not exactly human she learns that he and his family are vampires that feed on animals instead of humans. When another group of vampires visits, one of them, James starts hunting Bella. When James takes Bella's mom hostage she meets him alone to save her mom. When she learns James didn't have her mom she gets in a fight and breaks a leg and gets mortally wounded. Will Edward come to her rescue in time or will she die? Twilight kept me at the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend this book, even to the guys out there.