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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/17/17

17 Jul

I read a lot this week, which probably equates to my stress level! We’re in the midst of hiring two full-time employees and making sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed is enough to make anyone crazy. I also finished shifting the entire adult fiction section (all I have left is Large Print!) which was exhausting and pair all of that with additional meetings and short-staffed – it was a heck of a week.

This week I read:

  • Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane
  • The Castle in the Midst by Amy Ephron
  • The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli
  • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

I have a small stack to finish up this week:

  • Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
  • Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

Have a great week!


Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

50 Best Books for 11-and 12-Year-Olds

20 Apr


I am loving what Brightly has to offer – great reading lists, fun activities for families and grown-up advice for parenting. Recently, they’ve created some awesome reading lists for specific age groups – including The 50 Best Books for 5-and 6-Year-Olds, The 50 Best Books for 7-and 8-Year-OldsThe 50 Best Books for 9-and 10-Year-Olds and the list we’re focusing on: The 50 Best Books for 11-and 12-Year-Olds.

These lists are curated by children’s literature experts including librarians, teachers, book sellers, editors and more. And granted, every book on the list might not be right for every 11- and 12-year-old, but there are some great titles on this list to choose from. What I really enjoyed was the nice mix between new titles and classic titles, the diversity of genres and the diversity of characters and settings. I’ve read 36 out of the 50 titles and really enjoyed them and have no doubt tweens would really enjoy them too!

Even better news for you – Brightly is offering a free giveaway of 50 best books for the kids in your life! Sign up today!

Happy Thanksgiving

24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I’m thankful this year for a new job and though it has its challenges, I’m learning a lot and enjoying this new chapter in my career! I’m also thankful to my family and friends who love me unconditionally.  I’m lucky enough to spend the day with some of my family! Have a safe and happy holiday!


Happy Wedding Day!

3 Sep

My brother’s getting married today at my parents’ house, here’s the view:

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

26 Nov

From Literacious (and Sandra Boynton!)

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