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

18 Jun

I’ve had a busy week filled with all sorts of things, plus trying to get the guest room painted (which is always more work than I expect it to be!). I’m absolutely in love with the color and hope my vision comes out the way I want it to when I’m all finished.

But, on to my reading for the week – not as much as I had hoped, but still some quality books. I finished Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya and read The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight, which was right up ally as it was compared to Night at the Museum and Chasing Vermeer by Blue Baillett. I love art/museum books and with a little twist is absolutely perfect. 

I’m hoping to get to both The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods (which is under 200 pages) and The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell. I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor which I’ve heard is absolutely amazing (plus the sequel came out which means I can read it right afterward).


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/10/18

11 Jun

I love when I plan out my reading for the week and then totally toss it aside when I get my hands on some other titles! So you can ignore what I thought I’d try and read this week, because I didn’t get to any of those books, but instead found some great books that I really enjoyed!

This week I read Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty as an ARC on NetGalley. He is also the author of the trilogy Seraphina and the Black Cloak which I also really liked. He does an amazing job creating an atmospheric story that is full of adventure and just the right amount of scary to get your heart pumping.

I finally got my hands on a copy of Kelly Yang’s Front Desk and it’s as great as what I’ve heard from friends and colleagues all over Twitter and Goodreads. The story of a immigrant family searching for the American dream and working hard to prove themselves at work, at school and even at home.

I’m also half way through Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya. The author wrote The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora which I read last year and really enjoyed. This is another great story and I’m loving the characters and the setting of Puerto Rico.

So, since I didn’t get to anything that I had on the scheduel for this week, I’m hoping to read The Frame-Up by Wendy MacKnight and The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods. I also picked up The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery
by P. G. Bell on NetGalley, so I’ll try to get to that title 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

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/3/18

4 Jun

 

It’s been a busy week – spending time with my family for Memorial Day, then a few short days at work and then heading to Florida to see a friend and her family for a long weekend! But through it all, I’ve actually spent a good amount of time reading (that’s what happens when your flight’s delayed!).

Last week, I’ve finished The Breakout by Kate Messner and read The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine, Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur, The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Anne Braden and I’m in the middle of Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Vames. I was able to get my (very) ancient Nook up and running and download a few eARCs to read, making my bag much lighter for the flight.

This week, I’ve got The Frame-Up by Wendy MacKnight and who knows what else! I’m hoping to read Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya, and The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods. I’m almost finished with the ARCs I picked up at PLA, which feels good and means I can go scavenging for more new books on NetGalley and Edelweiss!


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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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