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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/20/17

20 Mar

Still didn’t get to a lot of reading this week – we had friends stay over during our snowstorm, which only led to a lot of shoveling and very little reading and then my mom came to visit for a long weekend which also lent itself to very little reading. My goal for this next week is to finish Carmer and Grit: The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horowitz, hopefully get to The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Avi and maybe even jump into some YA books – The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.


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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 community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/13/17

13 Mar

80I’ve had little to no time to read this week, but I did get a chance to crack open Carmer and Grit: The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horowitz which I’m enjoying already (but haven’t gotten too far into yet!). It’s about a faerie with one wing and a magician’s apprentice in a steampunk world. Although I didn’t get a chance to read, I did get a chance to work on a few upcoming blog posts, which was definitely needed, so look for some great booklists and book reviews over the next few weeks.

I really excite to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as it has receive 8 starred reviews and is the talk of Twitter and many of the blogs of I follow.  I have it on hold and hope to get my hands on it soon!  I still have The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Avi which I’m hoping to read this week as well. I’ve also got a couple of Board meetings and my mom is coming to visit this weekend, so we’ll see how much reading I actually get to! Although, they are calling for a Nor’easter this week, so I might get a snow day 🙂


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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 community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/6/17

6 Mar

25665016I read two amazing young adult books this week. I finished up The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – and fell completely in love with the story, the characters, the plot, absolutely everything. I definitely want to spend more time talking about this book, so I’ll be writing up a review (hopefully this week). I also read The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork – the story of a teen who wakes up in a hospital after a suicide attempt. It’s the story of what happens after a suicide attempt as the main characters comes to terms with her depression and the tools she begins to learn to manage it when she goes back to her day-to-day life at home. This novel really spoke to me, partly because the author uses his own experience with depression to write the story and for the importance of having a novel like this accessible to teens. These are two very different novels, but both were well-written and really great to read.

This upcoming week is going to be spent reading a few ARCs from Workman Publishing. I’m going to start with Carmer and Grit: The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horowitz. My friend at Workman described it as, “One-Winged faerie and a magicians apprentice solve a slew of faerie kidnappings.” It’s piqued my interest (and I’m not quite ready to start the book I got that came with tissues!). I’ve also got an ARC for Avi’s new book, The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts. I’m super excited to start these books and want to get through them before they are officially published so I can start talking to kids about them!


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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 community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/27/17

27 Feb

21979832It was a super busy week with late hours at work and Saturday hours as well which left me close to no time to spend reading. I finally got a chance to start The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig this weekend and I’m already in love! The story reminds me of Dr. Who with time travel and the possibility of multiple realities, but with a pirate ship. And I can’t say enough about it, although I haven’t finished it yet – I love the worlds that have been created and Nix is not only interesting character but a deep character as well. I’ll definitely be reviewing this story when I’m finished with it this week. I’ve already suggested the title to a couple of friends.

I’m super excited for my week of reading ahead… I just received a few new titles published by Workman Publishing from their spring list and I can’t wait to get started reading those! I also still have The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork which I’m excited to read as well.


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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 community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

21 Feb

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I chose to focus on series, either the first or subsequent books that I just couldn’t get into.  Trilogies are m kryptonite – I’ll love the first one and then I’m usually disappointed with book two or three.

  1. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
  2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  3. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  4. The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett
  5. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  6. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
  7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  9. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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