Monday, September 7, 2015

#IMWAYR Sept. 8

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.

It's been almost a month! Lots of visiting family and the start of school will do that to you.


Randoms was so much fun. It was probably a little long for the elementary set (well, and some middle schoolers) but I can't really think of what I would have cut. It was most definitely a geek fandom lover's dream with references to Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Scooby Doo, and probably some I didn't recognize. For those willing to push through the length? Definite must read. (In terms of content there is a little bit of "violence"--the sci fi space battle kind--and hints of interspecies romance. So nothing I'd feel awkward giving a fifth grader. Just not sure how many would finish.)

I really enjoyed the audio to Three Times Lucky. To be fair a lot more than I expected to! Mo is a fun character and so are all the people she has around her at Tupelo Landing. I didn't love the audio to The Way to Stay in Destiny quite as much but it was still worth the listen. 

I started the audio to The Rithmatist a few days ago. With my rotten commute I have a feeling I will be getting in a lot of audio this year. Especially because apparently we will have many after school meetings. And for every 10 minutes after 4:15 I am not north of a particular loop around our city it adds 20 minutes to my drive home. And recommendations? I have a couple from Audible I haven't gotten to yet but I'd love to hear more.

Then I am still slowly pushing through the professional reads I started a while back. And I have a whole bunch of E-ARCs I'd like to read. Plus now that I'm back at school I should get some of the books that someone donated last spring read. If they're going to be on the shelf I ought to know something about them. I looked them up long enough just to see they had age appropriate and positive reviews before I sent them to be catalogued but I couldn't tell you much about them at this point.

Happy Labor Day! Happy Reading!

PS If anyone wants to brainstorm Star Wars Reads Day activities in a school library email me!


  1. I really want to read The Way to Stay in Destiny. I've read Glory Be by the same author a few times to 5th grade classes and it's always a big hit.

  2. Thanks for these. I still have Three Times Lucky in my TBR pile, so I really should move it towards the top!

  3. I have really enjoyed Brandon Sanderson's adult fantasy fiction, so I really think I should give his junior fiction I a try! I also have a pretty brutal commute, but at least it's allowed me to make a major dent in my to-read pile!

  4. I want to read Three Times Lucky. I really liked The Rithmatist.

  5. The Way to Stay in Destiny sounds like a beautiful read. :)