It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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!
Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee 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
Tuesday: Ten Authors We’d Love to Meet
Friday: Follow the #ButterflyTrail Blog Tour and Review: Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay
Sunday: Author Guest Post and Book Giveaway! “Be Brave!” by Charlie Alder, Author of Daredevil Duck
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: I am currently celebrating my little sister’s wedding!!!!! I will update you on my reading next week 🙂
I also apologize for not commenting on anyone’s IMWAYR post this week. I will catch up with you all next week.
Ricki: Uh oh. It looks like we might be boring this week! I finished East of Eden on audio (23 DISCS!). Each year, I try to read or listen to at least one classic text, and I added this book to my #mustreadin2015 list to be sure I got through it. I loved it—but I love everything by Steinbeck. Poor Henry was sick all week, and he wanted to snuggle and read the same ol’ favorites. Luckily, he is better as of yesterday. I just recently agreed to teach a general methods course to mixed-subject pre-service secondary teachers. I’ve spent much of my week perusing texts to use in the course, but I didn’t read any in its entirety, so I won’t list them here.
This Week’s Expeditions
Ricki: I’ve been savoring X as I read professional development texts. Many of you (Beth, especially!) have posted that you love it, and I can’t agree more. This book will definitely be making my Best of 2015 list.
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Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Blog Posts Written By Each Other
So, what are you reading?
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16 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/18/15”
I’m going to have to catch up with some of your reviews-all look good! Love seeing that sweet pic of you & Henry, Kellee. And Ricki, are you finished yet? I have X on my list, too. Happy reading!
I am finished for this school year. Now I begin a summer college class I am teaching. It should be good fun. I’ve never taught this one before.
Congratulations on your sister’s wedding. I’m glad Henry is feeling better. Something about reading books while snuggled together must be healing. My teenage girl wants to do that when she’s sick.
WOW! On finishing East of Eden. Have you checked out Sync YA’s offerings for free audio books through the summer? They pair a contemporary YA with a classic each week.
I have!!! I am hooked on them. I just downloaded the last set and am eager to start them!
Yay – a wedding. What fun. East of Eden is a book that I really enjoyed even though I thought it would be a snooze. 😉 23 discs! Yikes. Glad you made it. Kay mentioned Sync and X is one of the books that will be given away soon. There’s also going to be a webinar interview with Kekla Magoon.
I was bummed to see they were offering X because I wanted to read my copy. This year, I have read most of the books they are offering. I suppose that is a good sign! I will listen to a few again, though. It can’t hurt! Thanks for the information about the webinar!
Glad you enjoyed East of Eden. I always try to read some classics, too, but I’m not doing very well at my Classics Challenge so far this year! Too many good books, too little time!
I will have to check out X – I keep hearing good things about it. Enjoy it this week.
And hope you enjoyed the wedding, Kellee!
Hmm. A classics challenge. That is a really good idea! I love challenges. 🙂
Ricki, X is that good…. does that mean I should be purchasing this book???
Kellee, enjoy your family time!
So far, I would definitely vote yes. I will let you know after I finish. 🙂
Ha! Thanks for the shout-out Ricki! I guess I am a little overly enthusiastic about it, huh? 🙂
23 discs for East of Eden is still fewer than the 5th Harry Potter, which was a whopping 27! :O
I should make the goal to read at least one classic text per year, but I have abandoned so many of them. People are always shocked that I’m an English teacher and have read so few classic texts. I ironically give them my Bartelby the Scrivener answer: “I prefer not to.” 😛
I just burst out laughing. Ahh, Bartelby.
You are enthusiastic with good reason. The book is amazing. I listened to the first Harry Potter and stopped there. Don’t throw things at me, but I am not a huge HP girl.
I periodically decide to improve myself by reading a classic, but I rarely follow through. I don’t think I’ve read more than 5-10 in the 10 years or so it’s been since I finished my PhD. PhD reading burned me out big time. I am pretty happy with my steady diet of YA, PBs, and middle-grade, mixed with the occasionally book for grown-ups! I teach the Specialized Methods course and love it–probably my favorite course to teach. I’ll have it again in fall and I’m excited to start planning! Glad Henry is feeling better!
Once I get my PhD, I think I will be more marketable for the specialized Methods course. I am excited for that day! For now, it is General Methods for me. That is okay. I sprinkle the things I WANT to teach amongst that boring (but essential) lesson planning stuff. I have to make sure they remain interested. 🙂
Enjoy the wedding Kellee! Can’t wait to hear details. Happy reading to you both!