Sunday, July 14, 2013

#IMWAYR and Monday Made It

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 the previous week and to plan out your reading for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading.
Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas. Prepare for a TBR list you'll never see the end of!

A Million Shades was quite interesting ... but I don't see it as a high interest book for most elementary students. Maybe I'm wrong. Walls Within Walls sort of reminded me of Chasing Vermeer. 
Don't read a lot of "grown up" stuff but I DO read pretty much anything by James Rollins. Good times!

Doll Bones ... it is definitely more than a creepy doll book.
Steve Jenkins equals automatic WIN.
Wild About You is a great adoption book.
And I love the Jonathan Allen owl books. They're not perfect but that fluffy little owl is just so adorable.

Sadly not a huge fan of The Monster. What happened? Keys to the Kingdom was so good!

This week ...

I have to finish (at least the assigned selections of) Guided Inquiry. Have a two day "institute" next week.
Notice and Note! *hangs head in shame because it does sound really good*
finish listening to The Eyre Affair and Time Stops for No Mouse
OH! Finish the Shakespeare's Star Wars! It was so good and then I got distracted.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night (Is it just me or has this been a very uneven series? I loved a couple of them and the others? MEH.)
Crowfield Demon

And ... whatever else I might pick up from my hold shelf at the library or from my Adobe Digital Editions (ie advanced reading copies or ... the ridiculousness of it ... books I have purchased and not read). SO MANY BOOKS and not enough time. Summer! Where did you go? Two days of "work" the week after this. Then ONE MORE WEEK of no work. Then two to four days the week after that (Depends on how long it takes me to unpack the library. Are we taking guesses? Like three hours would be nice). Then back to the every day of the workweek. Love the kids. Just wish school wasn't so stressful. :/

Because I also get distracted with ...

I <3 how these little $1 totes from Michael's turned out (but oh ... bad lighting in this pic :/ ... I tried with the flash but then I had glare reflections. Sorry). Will be using them to keep bookmarks by the circulation desk



  1. You're baskets turn out cute. I'm feeling down because I didn't read as much last week. I'm a bad book lady.

  2. I'll have to go check out Walls within Walls. My students loved Chasing Vermeer, and I loved the MATH in that book. It's hard to incorporate math. Thanks for the suggestion

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  3. I have heard nothing but great things about Doll Bones. I'm going to have to check it out. Also, I've never heard of Shakespeare's Star Wars, but as an English teacher, how can I not be intrigued? Thanks for the title ideas!

  4. What? Another book with "Shades of Gray" in the title? I am going to have to read this one so I stay up with the shades of gray. :) Thanks for sharing about all of these books I haven't heard of! Have a great week of reading!

  5. I didn't buy Shades of Gray, and I'm with you in Troubletwisters, although they have circulated well enoughh, they are my favorites.

  6. So many books. I am looking forward to Doll Bones very much and the bins are too cute.