#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 7.22.18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Listening to: Finished Bad Feminist by Gay. Planning to read Hunger soon (it’s been sitting on my nightstand forever)! Also listened to Word by Word by Anne Lamott. It was a recording of a speech she gave at a writer’s workshop many years ago. I love Lamott SO MUCH. I want to read some of her fiction next – I have only ever read the non-fiction, but after hearing her talk about how she writes…I’m going to check it out! I am currently listening to In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Guerrero. Very relevant right now. Aside: I did not even realize who this person was until looking it up on Amazon just now! One of the main characters in Orange is the New Black. I think sometimes I live in a little toddler bubble.

On my nightstand:  Still reading (and very much enjoying) To Siri With Love by Newman. It is taking me so long, because I fall asleep basically after my head hits the pillow!

Reading with the toddler: She is loving Golden Books! She calls them the books with the glitter 🙂 We have a couple of classics, but then my husband found and purchased all of the Star Wars Golden Books awhile back. So, I’ve been reading those. Not the BEST literature, but if she wants me to read them, sure…why not?

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 7.9.18

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Took last week off (not of reading, but of posting)! My family had some sort of summer crud, but we are MOSTLY back to normal now! Finally!

Listening to: Finished Providence by Kepnes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this author. This book was great. I already want more! After Providence, I finally read Amal Unbound by Saeed. I let this one sit in my “to read” pile for too long! Excellent story of how one person can make a difference. Now, I’m listening to Bad Feminist by Gay. Another one that I really let sit in my “to read” pile for too long. LOVE her work!

On my nightstand:  Still reading (and very much enjoying) To Siri With Love by Newman. Took a break to read the graphic novel version of Speak by Anderson. So powerful! A must read (and then discuss) for teens – boys and girls.

Reading with the toddler: We are reading Mix It Up by Tulle again and again this week. We read an assortment of awesome picture books and got our huge stack from the library read and returned while everyone was sick…silver lining! Now, I only have SEVEN things checked out and FIVE of them are at the door to be returned! Yikes! Time to get some holds on!

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 6.25.18

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Listening to: Finished The Party by Harding. Enjoyed it…lots of teen and family drama. Now listening to Providence by Kepnes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this author. If you like Stephen King or thrillers, in general…check her out.

On my nightstand:  Reading (and very much enjoying) To Siri With Love by Newman. 

Reading with the toddler:  She’s back to the blocks books by Franceschelli. We have them all from the library right now, so she’s reading them again and again!

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 6.18.18

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Listening to: Finished Stephen King’s newest book, The Outsider. There are several things I liked about this book…mostly, I liked how creepy it was. Now listening to The Party by Harding. This book has been in my Wish List on Audible forever and it was a quick decision to purchase after realizing I had to get in my car (without toddler) but I had finished King’s book. Glad I finally gave it a shot. It’s good…at least, it keeps you wondering what really happened and interested in how everything turns out!

On my nightstand:  Finished Towers Falling by Rhodes.  Just started To Siri With Love by Newman. 

Reading with the toddler:  This week’s “again and again” book from the library is Prince & Knight by Haack. Such a great book and a perfect fairy tale.

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 6.11.18

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Listening to: Stephen King’s newest book, The Outsider. Now, it’s getting creepy.

On my nightstand:  Reading Towers Falling by Rhodes.

Reading with the toddler:  Still LOVING City Block by Franceschelli. We checked out DinoBlock and Build a Block from the library this week and she loves those too! These are awesome engineered books for little readers!

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 6.4.18

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts are the smart folks behind giving It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus! Join me! 

Listening to:  Finished Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley.  Great book – can totally see this in a 3rd – 5th grade classroom as a read aloud. ESPECIALLY if you happen to have a southern accent. Also finished Hello, Universe by Kelly this week. This is the book that won the Newbery Medal this year, so it’s a good one! Now I’m taking a break from KidLit to read Stephen King’s newest book, The Outsider. I think I’m starting to get to the Stephen King part of the book…up until now it reads like a “who done it” crime thriller (which I like), but I know there’s go to be something more and creepy and I cannot wait!

On my nightstand:  Had to give up on – The Perfect Mother by Molloy. I’ll go back to it. Reading Towers Falling by Rhodes. After reading Ghost Boys, I just had to read more by this author.

Reading with the toddler:  She is LOVING City Block by Franceschelli. I think it’s the size of the book? And, maybe because there are so many pages dedicated to food? My girl loves to eat! I put the others in the series on request at the library.

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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SUMMER READING! #summer2018 #bookaday

Today is June 1 and to me, June 1 = SUMMERTIME! And, Summertime = time for #bookaday!

I have been participating in Donalyn Miller’s #BookaDay challenge for years now. I am ALWAYS sharing books I read on social media, but this challenge inspires me to do it each and everyday. This is the 10th year of the challenge and it’s easy to participate. Basically, just decide a beginning and ending date (for me, June 1 – August 10), read books, and share the books you read on social media! You do not have to actually READ a book a day, just SHARE a book a day…for example, let’s say you are reading a novel and it takes you two weeks to read it. On the day you finish it, share it on social media as your #bookaday! Sometimes, you may read 4 picture books in one day – share them all in the same day or space them out for 4 days…it is really up to you on how you do it, but just DO IT! Not only are you sharing great books and getting ideas from others, but hopefully you will be inspiring others to read throughout the summer and maybe you will form a new habit of reading!

Check out Donalyn Miller talking about the 10th Annual #BookaDay challenge here. 

Follow my #bookaday reading on Instagram @librarygoddessblog and on Facebook.

Cannot wait to see what you read this summer!

VBF

PS – Check out this post I wrote about summer reading for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! 

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