Sunday, June 8, 2014

#IMWAYR or this week more accurately What Do You WANT to Read this Summer? #bookaday

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.

The one book I actually finished this week?

The Thickety: A Path BeginsThe Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That said ... quite a lot of fun.

It's long. And detailed. So I will have to think about it for our elementary school collection. Some kids would love it. Some would not deal with it well. Many would check it out and never read more than a few pages.

But a middle school collection? In a heartbeat. Don't let the cover fool you.

Some of the Books I Want to Read this Summer
I'm not actually QUITE on break yet. And almost as soon as I hit break I'll be on a plane. Early in the morning. Sleep or read? Also I need to find some must read picture books.

How They Choked ... already picked it up from the small town library to which I now belong. It's seriously less convenient than from my old house. #thethingswedoforfreebooks!!!! But how fun. Read about spectacular mess ups OTHER people have made. I loved How They Croaked when I first read it a couple years ago.

Circa Now ... I keep hearing about this one. And while I know it's really different I liked Miss Peregrine. The altered images things is kind of interesting.

Absolutely Almost ... I hear comparisons to Wonder and Ivan. Sold. This usually prefers mysteries and fantasy must read.

Invent to Learn ... I've had this on my Kindle for like six months now. It's time. Everyone says this is the book.

I start more prof. books than I finish. :/

Tinkerlab ... this book comes from a "mom blog" but so far I like the ideas on the mom blog. Sort of mentally figuring out how to tweak them for a school library makerspace.


  1. I can't wait to read "How they Choked". Loved the prequel.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  2. :) My library makerspace isn't developing too much, just a loom band station at this point... shall wait to read your opinion! :) I need to sort out what I must read in July and order from my hometown public library... cannot wait to have books waiting for me again! :)

  3. Hi there Ms O - I borrowed How they Croaked from the library but always return it unread - and now it has a sequel! How nice!