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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/13/18

13 Aug

I finished up Nightbooks by J.A. White and have to say that I really enjoyed it! It incorporated some folk and fairy tales in a really unique way and was just creepy enough – a great fall booktalk for middle grade readers! I started The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell which is a fantasy adventure novel and am really curious to see what happens.

I haven’t had any time to look for Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno, so I’m going to try and work on that this week, but in the mean time I did put on hold Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi and The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell. I honestly don’t know how I haven’t had these on my radar before now, but I’ve heard so many great things about these titles and I can’t wait to read them!


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/6/18

6 Aug

I did read The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller – a realistic fiction story about a girl trying to manage the expectations of school with a mom suffering from debilitating depression at home and a therapist dad who’s trying to make everything okay.

I also read Sunny by Jason Reynolds on my new Kindle Paperwhite!!!! My partner surprised me with my new ereader this weekend for which I am super grateful as I was trying to use an ancient Nook that just wasn’t cutting it! I am horribly spoiled by his thoughtfulness and am absolutely loving the crisp look and feel of the Paperwhite. Now to find the perfect cast for it (because I am prone to dropping things and I don’t want to scratch this beautiful technology!)

I also just started reading Nightbooks by J.A. White and am already super intrigued by the premise as it sounds like a re-telling of Arabian Nights, but time will tell if that comparison holds up!

As for the upcoming week, I’m still trying to track down Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno, from another library system because I can’t find it in my county and now that I have the Paperwhite, I’ve got an egalley of The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell, so I’m hoping to get to that as well! It’s going to be a good reading week, I can feel it. What are you reading this week?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/30/18

30 Jul

This was a fun week of reading as I was able to finish The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha M. Clark – and even though I kind of figured out the premise of the story it still held enough surprise for me at the end. I also read The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio about a young girl embarking on building a tiny house for her and her mom, before her mom decides to take a job that requires them to move away from family and friends.

And this weekend I read Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil about the Gulf War written in the perspective of a young boy living in Basra, Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and I also read The Key to Everything by Pat Schmatz about a young girl wanting to grow up and facing hardship along the way.

 The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller this week and I’m hoping that I can get a hold of a copy of Nightbooks by J.A. White and Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno. What do you have planned to read this week?


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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

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