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.
Jill the Owl
for winning a copy of Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler!
Last Week’s Posts
Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon
Giveaway open until Wednesday!
Friday: Review, Author Guest Post, and Giveaway!: The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills
Sunday: Author Guest Post! “Teaching Kids Empathy Through Story” by Natasha Sinel, Author of The Fix
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: I am writing this on Friday because my mom is in town, and I am not sure if I will have time to blog Sunday evening. Please excuse me this week from IMWAYR, and I will update next week with my reading. I also apologize for not commenting on blogs this week, but happy reading to you all this week!
Ricki: This week, I read Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath. It is a beautiful book in verse that is set in the Ottoman Empire during the 1910s. The point of view alternates with each poem, so I came to understand many perspectives of the family depicted in the text. I learned a lot about this horrific genocide and think this book would be excellent in literature circles.
This Week’s Expeditions
Ricki: I am all over the place with the types of texts I am reading. Like most of you (I suspect), I never discriminate based on the age level of the text. For PD, I have been enjoying Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. I am learning a lot from this text. For younger readers, I plan to read Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Cupcake Queens by Christine Pakkala this week. And lastly, within YAL, I am almost finished with A.S. King’s Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: YA Text Recommendations for Bestselling Adult Texts
Wednesday: Review and Author Interview!: Ebola: Fears and Facts by Patricia Newman
Friday: Review and Giveaway!: Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson
So, what are you reading?
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14 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/28/15”
Enjoy the time with your mom, Kellee! I’m sure she’s having a blast with little T!
I feel like I’ve been a bit all over with my reading, too. Had some time to finally read for an extended time yesterday morning. How quickly that went by!
Michele, I am totally with you! I have been feeling the same way!
Take the time you need, Kellee! And Ricki, I just read the latest A.S. King, but need to real Glory O’Brien too. Hope both of you have a very good week.
I haven’t gotten a copy of her latest, but I am excited to read it. Everyone is raving about it on social media!
Hope you enjoy your mom’s visit, Kellee!
Ricki, I can’t wait to hear what you think of Glory O’Brien – that one has been on my TBR ever since it came out.
Lots of reading lately but not so much reviewing – maybe I can finally start to catch up a bit this week. I finished listening to Looking for Alaska by John Green last week on audio, and it blew my mind – soooo good! My fave of his so far.
Enjoy your books this week –
Book By Book
So far, I absolutely love it! It is so weird and awesome. I love A.S. King. I adore Looking for Alaska. I have that on my Methods syllabus!
Kellee, enjoy the visit with your mom!
Ricki, Like Water on Stone sounds good, and it is a part of history I know little about.
Same here, Kay. That is one of the reasons I enjoyed reading it. I almost wished there was even more history in it. It inspired me to go hunting, which is always a good thing.
It’s always good to read a wide range of books for all ages. Have a great reading week.
Agreed! You, too, Earl!
Kellee – I hope you had a great visit with your mother.
Ricki – Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain sounds very intriguing to me as our district has been trying to move towards more culturally responsive practices. I hope you share a bit about this one later.
Your wish is my command. I will do a review. 🙂
Happy visiting Kellee and happy reading to you both!
I am interested to know what you think of AS King’s novels – I’ve been coming across wildly mixed reviews. 🙂