It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/20/17


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

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The 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 the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.


Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Happy Valentine’s Day! Our Favorite LBGTQ Love Stories

Wednesday: Famous Fails! by Crispin Boyer

Thursday: Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite by Stacy McAnulty

Friday: Time Museum by Matthew Loux

Sunday: Guest Post: “Theater Games to Promote Reading and Writing” by Gary Schwartz, Author of The King of Average


 Last Week’s Journeys


Hi, everyone! Today is Trent’s 3rd birthday! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?! My mom and brother are in town, and we’re going to Disney to celebrate his birthday. I’ll catch up with you next week with what I read over the two weeks 🙂 Have a great week!


This week, I enjoyed Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp. It is a dystopian graphic novel. In the futuristic world, everything is faster. People take medications to speed up their heart rate, the government requires every sentence to end with “Go,” and the world simply moves faster and more efficiently. I enjoyed this book and had a lot of fun reading it.

Henry and I loved reading The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton. The story is simple, but the message packs a powerful punch. He’s brought up the story to me on several occasions, so it seems that it has really stuck with him. I love the questions he asks me when we read it.


This Week’s Expeditions

It seems that lately, I am really good at starting a lot of books and not finishing them. I have many half-finished (and great!) books laying around my house. I think I am distracted with my dissertation writing. I am loving All We Have Left by Wendy Mills. We are using it for the Muslim-Islamic research study that we are about to start in a school.


Upcoming Week’s Posts


Tuesday: Ten of Trent’s Favorite Books as of His Third Birthday

Wednesday: The March Against Fear by Ann Bausum

Thursday: Guest Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Friday: The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Coats Anderson

 So, what are you reading?

Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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9 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/20/17”

  1. Trent has already changed so much since August! Crazy how that happens….
    I see a few books that are in my reading stacks at home: The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming, All We Have Left….

  2. Three years old already, Kellee?? No, I can’t believe it! Seems like just last year you had a new baby. I warned you that it flies by! Hope you enjoy his birthday & your visit to Disney – 3 is such a great age!

    Ricki, the world of Decelerate Blue sounds awful! I actually take medication to slow down my heartrate – ha ha. I wouldn’t want to live there but it sounds like a fascinating fictional world…and maybe some interesting parallels to our world, huh?

    Enjoy your books – and your boys – this week!


    Book By Book

  3. Happy birthday to Trent. Three is such a wonderful age!

    I’ve added All We Have Left to my list, but I’m not sure I have it in me to read another 9/11 book. I agree with all the comments before me. Decelerate Blue sounds like a terrible place to be!


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