Monday, July 29, 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 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… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

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.

Add Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween to the READ pile. Fun! Then ...

Had a great little discussion via comments on Goodreads about promoting picture book biographies. Both of them were quite good.
Penguin and Pinecone (or other books about Penguin) was on my Bookish Un-Boring List. I haven't made my video yet. 
Jasper and Joop are just so stinking cute. Not a lot to the story but they are so feathery fluffy.
Pirates vs. Cowboys. Not my most favorite story ever BUT ... I must try it as a read aloud. Pirate voices AND Cowboy voices? Needs to be attempted, anyway. ;) 

As always ... my TO READ appetite is bigger than my actual ability to finish. Look, for example, at my e-arcs. This is not counting books from the library.

And now, it's more of a Monday Middle of the Project but ...

Lunch during the school year is hard. I have struggled with the simplest grocery shopping and planning! So we'll see if this helps. Still have to attach everything. And decide for sure if I want to use this "due date stamped" fabric as the background or something else. This is not my favorite frame but it's one I had on hand. What should I put on the little boxes? And these are my silly "menu" choices. Suggestions? I need healthy and EASY.

The card template came from this first example.

and then I also looked at this one. Click through on both to get the original examples!



  1. Ooh! I want Villains Rising, but I couldn't find it on Netgalley, and Edelweiss always turns me down. Drat. Glad you have a lot to read. I need to venture out to the library unless the 350 new books I ordered m,agically come tomorrow!

    1. Really? That makes no sense at all. I'm sure I got it from one or the other.

    2. Edelweiss always turns YOU down, Mrs. Yingling?? That's crazy. I usually go through NetGalley, but recently joined Edelweiss. Of 21 requests, I've had 6 say yes, 1 declined (the message said they'd already given away their quota of that particular ARC) and the others have not responded.

  2. Your TBR appetite made me laugh out loud. I think we can all empathize with you. I hope you are able to tackle some good ones this week! :)

  3. I'll have to take a look at the Cowboys Vs. Pirates book for sure--I have requests every day in the library for "versus books" from my students!

  4. Have fun choosing between all of those fantastic TBR titles, yikes! :)

  5. I loved both of those picture book biographies. Great examples of making them engaging to kids! And Yoon's Penguin books are so sweet. And I so hear you on the TBR pile being ridiculous! Great list of things to look forward to, though!


  6. Interesting menu ideas--I have never seen that before! So glad to find your blog today! I am a new follower... Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers