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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/21/18

22 Jan

I’m currently on a reading roll, I love how much time I’m devoting to reading and I feel better for doing so. I tend to feel a little more balanced, relaxed and comfortable when I’m reading regularly. This week I read:

  • A Rambler Steals Home by Carter Higgins
  • The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko

And I’m currently at the beginning of The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente ( a rather lengthy title), but one that I’m intrigued to dive deeper into. This week, I’ve got a HUGE pile of titles at my disposal because I’ll be participating in the 24in48 Readathon where the goal is to read for 24 hours over the weekend (from Saturday at 12:01am to Sunday at 11:59pm). So I’m stocking up on a variety of titles, genres, and formats to ensure that I can power through that much reading! Here’s my list:

  • The Art of the Swap by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone (Netgalley ARC)
  • Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison (Netgalley ARC)
  • Saint Philomene’s Infirmary for Magical Creatures by W. Stone Cotter (Netgalley ARC)
  • A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (Netgalley ARC)
  • Beyond the Green by Sharlee Glenn (Netgalley ARC)
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (Playaway/audiobook)
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Overdrive/audiobook)
  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh (short stories)
  • Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt (graphic novel)
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (graphic novel)
  • The Time Museum by Matthew Loux (graphic novel)
  • Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz (chapter book)
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (chapter book)
  • Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley (middle grade magical realism)
  • Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (middle grade fantasy)
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (middle grade fantasy)
  • Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Big and Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy)
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (YA realistic fiction)
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (YA short stories)
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (YA fantasy)
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (YA realistic fiction)
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction)
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord (YA romance)
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (YA realistic fiction)

As I typed this list out, I realized that I may have gone a little overboard putting books on hold for myself. Well, I can’t argue that I don’t have anything to read this week!

 


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/11/17

11 Sep

This list will look familiar from last week, because I’m on vacation and typing up my posts in advance, so these are the titles I have with me on vacation! With sightseeing and traveling, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read, but I love having options to pick from and I’m so excited to read these titles!

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/4/17

4 Sep

I’m getting ready for vacation, so I took some time to request some titles from NetGalley to have some digital galleys to read while traveling. Digital books are not my favorite to read – I just love reading a real book, but when I travel, I don’t have enough room in my luggage for the number of books I want to read. So, digital books it is! While, I’m away, I have access to the following titles:

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O

With sightseeing and traveling, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read, but I love having options to pick from and I’m so excited to read these titles!


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/12/17

12 Jun

Even with a directors’ institute and a lot of work – I got through five books and loved them all! I read:

  • The Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
  • The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
  • Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth A. Odhiambo

  • To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

This week I’m planning on reading Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn, A List of Cages by Robin Roe and maybe, if I’m lucky Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – I’m super excited for some great new books and you’ll be seeing some new book reviews over the next few weeks.


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BEA in a Day

5 Jun

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My co-worker and I went up to Book Expo America (BEA) on Friday, just for the day. We couldn’t go for all three days and got up extra early on Friday to drive to New Jersey to grab the NJ Transit up to Penn Station and then walked the few short blocks to the Javits Center. With commuting time, we spend over 12 hours on an epic trip that napped us some really great SWAG and some awesome author autographs.

If you’re unfamiliar with BEA, it’s a yearly expo of publishers promoting upcoming titles for the summer and fall season, sometimes even hitting titles for early the following year. For many of the publishers, they spend the three days in meetings with authors, potential authors and working really hard to provide a quality experience for booksellers, educators and librarians.

It’s a chance for us, as librarians to become familiar with upcoming titles for picture books, middle grade and young adult genres. It’s so much fun talking with publisher reps who are as excited about books as we are and they have so much great knowledge about titles that they not only enjoyed, but truly loved reading.

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So here’s what actually happens, there’s a large convention space for all publishers and as a librarian, we walk around talking with reps and picking up Advanced Reader’s Copies or ARCs – books that are planning on being published in the next six months or so. These prints usually have some editing that needs to be done, some are without artwork or color, while others can be missing entire sections of the book.  But, for the most part you can snag some pretty awesome titles. For example, at a conference last year I got an ARC for The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill which later won the Newbery Award (and I was later able to get my ARC signed by the author which is pretty awesome). So, as you can see, I got the most recent title in the  Mr.Lemocello’s Library series, due out on October 10, 2017, along with 36 other titles, mainly middle grade and YA, but also a few picture books as well.

The Expo also has some really great talks going on through the three-day event including promotional talks, talking about diversity, and more. We were able to stop by the editor book buzz on middle grade fiction out this fall and got to a great afternoon talk which you can see in the picture below!

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The other exciting part of conferences and expos like BEA is the chance to meet authors and illustrators – this year we got to get book signed by Caldecott winner, Dan Santat, Chris Grabenstein, Lindsay Eager, plus (drumroll please…) Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Chris Harris author and producer of How I Met Your Mother and Neil Patrick Harris, yes that Neil Patrick Harris.

I was completely exhausted by the end of the day, but we had an awesome time and I’m hoping that next year, I’ll actually be able to spend the whole three days in New York! A great big thank you to all the publishers, authors, and illustrators who worked so hard to make this event a success! It was awesome!

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