Monday, July 17, 2017

#IMWAYR 7/17/17

     Oh, what a great week of reading I've had! I can't wait to share!

I can't believe I missed this! (I'm always a little late to the party...) Hilo "crushes" it - full of humor, adventure, and friendship. Anxious to read Book 2 and 3! (they're on order 😊)

I think my students are really going to enjoy this one! OK, I have to admit that I just don't "get" video games (my kids call me a book nerd...), but this was a fun read.

This was absolute and pure book love! Everyone needs a Miss Millie in their life...Oh, so good! I will definitely be adding this to my #MustRead2017 "+ 17" Additions.

My Adult Reads...

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I came across Kendra Elliot's Bone Secrets series on Kindle Unlimited. Oh man! I could not quit! (I read the series straight through in a couple of days.) Scary, thrilling, and full of twists and turns. I'm anxious to check out some of her other books.

Currently listening to...

I am not a very good listener, so I've found that the only way I can listen to a book is to listen to one I've already read. Seems kind of silly, doesn't it? I really think a good narrator can make all the difference. I'm really enjoying revisiting this one while I do lawn work at home and at my husband's business.

And from Book Club (at my fab public library)...

We just finished this one today. It stimulated some interesting discussions, but I'm not really sure yet what I think of this book...Participating in Book Club has definitely expanded my reading!

     I'm anxious to jump into some more great reads this week! Just not sure what I'm going to be picking up first...

Until next time,

Monday, July 10, 2017

MidSummer Favorite Reads

MidSummer Favorite Reads

     I originally thought that our summer would be a bit slower this year, since our son graduated last year and that meant no baseball four nights a week with weekend tournaments. I'm not sure where I got that idea! Even though we're still as busy as ever, I've done some great reading. 
     Here are my favorites of the summer so far...

Get your popcorn and M&M's ready! Five star standing ovation! Jennifer and Matthew Holm have done it again. I will be adding this to my #MustRead2017 "+ 17" Additions.

Cleopatra rocks - and so does her hair! This is my favorite book in the series. I really enjoyed the underlying theme of friendship.

This is genius! Great collaboration by some awesome graphic novel writers that put an interesting spin on detention. I will also be adding this to my #MustRead2017 "+ 17" Additions.

Oh so good! The title says it all - I could not put this down! I'm anxious to read more by this author. This is on the Iowa Teen Choice Award list for 2017-18.

Another winner from Kwame Alexander. I loved the snipets about famous athletes and the inspirational quotes. This will also be added to my #MustRead2017 "+ 17" Additions.

So creepy yet so intriguing! I think this series is going to be a hit in my classroom. Yet another book to add to my #MustRead2017 "+ 17" Additions.

     Hopefully you have had a chance to enjoy these as well, or at least move them to the top of your TBR pile...

Until next time,