#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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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 5.28.18

*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:  I read and finished Ghost Boys last week. READ THIS BOOK. Everyone needs to read it. So powerful. So important. Now I am listening to Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley. Very funny. I wish the author was narrating though. I heard her speak last year and she has the BEST southern accent and I can just hear her in Gertie and I want to hear her voice! The narrator for the audio book is just fine, but since I know what Kate Beasley sounds like…I know her voice would have been even better.

On my nightstand:  Still on my Book of the Month Club book – The Perfect Mother by Molloy. I don’t get very far each night because I’m so sleepy! #toddlerlife

Reading with the toddler:  The past couple of days, she’s been really into Mix It Up! by Tullet and RAD American Women A – Z by Schatz. We read the names and then the little one sentence blurb about them and she is loving it! I cannot wait to read more about these famous women with her and so glad she picked it up off of her shelf. My heart!

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 5.21.18

*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:  So, last week, I said I was getting ready to start reading Ghost Boys (getting all the buzz). I got into my car to head to the gym and I had not downloaded it! It was sitting in my Audible cart. So sad. It has since been downloaded, however, I am still listening to the one that had been purchased for a summer bookclub instead (it was just sitting there, waiting to be downloaded) – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This book is heartbreaking. Stevenson is a lawyer and social justice activist. He writes about his work with incarcerated people on death row. Many of whom did not do the crimes they are on death row for. Stories like this make me mad. I am reading it for the Book Love Foundation Summer Reading Club. We do not discuss it until the end of the summer, but I am looking forward to that discussion.

On my nightstand:  Finished Rebound by Kwame Alexander. I cried. Started my Book of the Month Club book – The Perfect Mother by Molloy. It is starting to get good…

Reading with the toddler:  Books on repeat – It’s Not the Baby by J. Patrick Lewis and People Don’t Bite People by Wheeler. 

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 5.14.18

*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:  I read Bob by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass. LOVED IT! Perfect read aloud in a 2nd – 3rd grade classroom, I think. I also started two books that I could not finish. I think it’s important to note that I do this a lot – in the books I listen to and the ones I read. I think some folks feel like if they start a book, they MUST finish it. I am not one of those people. There are too many great books out there I want to check out! The two I started but couldn’t get into are In the Great Green Room by Amy Gary (it’s a biography about Margaret Wise Brown! I so wanted to get into this book!) and Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. Like, Girl, Wash Your Face, this one keeps popping up on “we think you’ll like these titles” lists. But, no. I don’t. You might, though! I start Ghost Boys today and am looking forward to it.

On my nightstand:  Still reading my signed copy (!) of Rebound by Kwame Alexander.

Reading with the toddler:  This week, she’s been into Baby’s First Words by Blackstone  and Dr. Seuss’ ABC.

What are YOU reading?

VBF

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