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  • 1. Blogs with Book Ideas Nerdy Book Club http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/  See the right hand side at the bottom for a list of Nerdy Book Club bloggers and their blogs My Book Blog! I have a book you should read… http://booksforlearningandgrowingandenjoying.blogspot.ca/ ….once you find one it will lead you to many others Enroll on Feedly.com to keep track of your book blogs!
  • 2. Reading Interest-a-Lyzer1 Based on the Inter-A-Lyzer by Joseph S. Renzulli Name____________________________ Current Teacher: _____________________________________ 1. Are you currently reading a book for pleasure?  Yes  No 2. Do you ever read a book for pleasure?  Yes  No 3. When I read for pleasure, I pick the following (check all that apply):  Novels/chapter books  Newspapers  Poetry books  Cartoons/comic books  Humorous books  Magazines  History books  Sports books  Fantasy books  Science books  Scary books  Poetry books  Picture books  Mystery books  Fiction books  Biographies  Non-fiction books Other ________________ 4. I am more likely to read a book for pleasure that:  a teacher suggests  my friend suggests  a librarian suggests  has won an award  is by an author whose  I just happen to see (hear about) in ________________ books I have read 5. Three favorite books that I would take on a month long trip are: i. _____________________________________________ ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________ 6. In the past week, I have read for at least half an hour (30 minutes):  No days  1-2 days  3-4 days  6-7 days 7. In the past month, I have read _____ book(s) for pleasure:  No books  1 book  2 books  More than 3 books 8. My favorite time to read for pleasure is:  Never  During School  Lunchtime  In the evening  In the morning before school  During mid-morning  After School  Before falling asleep  _________________________ 9. When I read, I like to:  read one book  read more than one book at a time 1 Miller, Donalyn (2009) The Book Whisperer, p. 202, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • 3. 10. I like to receive books as presents. 11. I have a public library card  Yes  No  Yes  No 12. I borrow books from the public library:  Once a week  Twice a week  Every few months  A few times a year  Never  A couple times a month  Hardly ever 13. I borrow books from the school library:  Once a week  Twice a week  Every few months  A few times a year  Never  A couple times a month  Hardly ever 14. The number of books I have at home:  None  0-9  20-29  30-50  10-19  More than 50 15. If I could meet any literary character (for example, Hermione from Harry Potter or the dog from Because of Winn-Dixie), I want to meet:  ___________________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________________ 16. The last three books I have read are:  ___________________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________________ 17. I would like to read a book about: ______________________________________________ 18. Do you read on an electronic reader (Kindle, Ipad, Kobo, etc.)?  Yes  No If yes, what kind of books have you read on your electronic reader? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 19. Do you ever listen to books on CD?  Yes  No If yes, when do you listen to them? _________________________________________________ What’s your favorite audio book that you’ve ever listened to? ___________________________ 20. Would you be interested in a summer book club? We would meet once a month, most likely in the morning, at the school, in the library.
  • 4.  Yes  No Comments______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ If you are interested, please include your email address:________________________________ Please return this form by Monday, June 24 to your teacher.