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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/17/18

17 Sep

I was so extremely busy this past week! I worked my normal hours, plus had a Board meeting Monday night and went to three open houses on Tuesday-Thursday. I ended up coming home at 5pm, walking the dog , grabbing something to eat and leaving again by 6 and then not getting home until 8:30!

Then on Friday, I took the day off and was able to get a lot of stuff done at home – deep cleaned our master bedroom and started demo work on the garage. After that horrible storm we had a few weeks ago, I’m still dealing with water damage, so we pulled out all the drywall and insulation from all the walls and ceiling and and we’re having someone come in to give us a quote for spray foam insulation… hopefully it won’t cost too much! I hate spending my entire weekend on a project that’s really not that exciting – I mean the garage isn’t big enough to drive a car into and so it’s a glorified storage space (but it will look really nice when we’re all finished with it!)

Needless to say, I got started on The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart and am really liking it already, but spent very little time reading this week as I was constantly on the move. I’m hoping to have a little more time this week, but we’re finishing up the blog migration and there’s just a few more things we’re trying to iron out and hope to have the blog up and running late this week or by Monday at the latest!


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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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2018 National Book Award Longlist

13 Sep

The 2018 National Book Award Longlist was announced today and although there are a number of areas in which you can check out on the National Book Foundation website, below I’ve listed the Young People’s Literature award. I’ll be honest there are a number of titles on the list that I haven’t even heard of, let alone, read yet, which just means I have more on my TBR list now!

I’ve heard a lot about Blood Water Paint and with (almost) an art history minor, this is one that definitely intrigues me and I have read both middle grade titles (which were both really good). I’m excited to see the diversity of authors on the list, but it still leans heavily on young adult literature and I, personally, would love to see more middle grade novels on the longlist.

What are your thoughts on the list? Anything missing that you wish was on the list?

Elizabeth Acevedo, “The Poet X” (YA, realistic fiction)
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers

M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, “The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge” (YA, fantasy)
Candlewick Press

Bryan Bliss, “We’ll Fly Away” (YA, realistic fiction)
Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins Publishers

Leslie Connor, “The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle” (MG, realistic fiction)
Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins Publishers

Christopher Paul Curtis, “The Journey of Little Charlie” (MG, historical fiction)
Scholastic Press / Scholastic, Inc.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, “Hey, Kiddo” (YA, graphic memoir)
Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.

Tahereh Mafi, “A Very Large Expanse of Sea” (YA, realistic fiction)
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers

Joy McCullough, “Blood Water Paint” (YA, historical fiction)
Dutton Children’s Books / Penguin Random House

Elizabeth Partridge, “Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam” (YA, nonfiction)
Viking Children’s Books / Penguin Random House

Vesper Stamper, “What the Night Sings” (YA, historical fiction)
Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/10/18

10 Sep

I can’t believe it’s already September! I have no idea where this summer has gone, let alone the year! Even though I did get to read Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (and it was amazing), I’m moving fairly slowly through The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig and not because it’s bad – I just don’t want it to end! I love these characters and the entire premise of the plot is absolutely interesting and intriguing! But, needless to say, I’ll most likely finish it by mid-week. I still have The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart which I plan on getting to during the week as well and after that… who knows? I’ll have to see what looks interesting.

My big new, shiny blog reveal is happening next week, so I’m super excited about that, but I still have a lot of work to do on it, so I don’t want to devote too much time to reading, if I’ve got so much work moving over posts, making sure my categories make sense, etc. It’ll be really exciting, but it’s so nerve-wracking at the same time!


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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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