Monday, April 3, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 3, 2017)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted at The Book Date.  Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Other Than Reading...

This week saw the end of the third quarter of the school year. I used the workday to plan all the activities that my fourth and sixth graders will be doing until the end of the year. I am almost finished getting everything ready to go for those two groups. I also have Kindergartners and First Graders but they don't require as much planning.

On the home front, I decided what books will be filling out my calendar through June and pulled them onto a bookshelf in my living room. Then I packed all the rest of my TBR room (11 small Uhaul boxes) and a friend and I began to pack my other library getting through authors A - G. I was concerned about piles of boxes all over the place but had a brainstorm and used the closet I had emptied of office supplies for all 24 boxes packed today. The painter will be coming May 22 - 26 but isn't going to be painting inside the closets. I'm glad to find a way to get stuff packed but still out of the way.

We emptied the bookshelf she will be taking when she can corral extra muscle and her dad's pick-up truck. She's hoping to get the shelves one day next week when her son is home to visit. We'll continue packing books next Friday. Meanwhile, I'll continue to work on sorting through other stuff like the buffet in my dining room. A casual glance this evening showed that I had even more Harry Potter stuff than I remembered. I may have to devote a room to displaying all of my Harry Potter memorabilia. It's interesting to unearth the history of my obsessions from Star Trek to Highlander to Harry Potter.

I like this slow packing thing I have going on. I think that I am more thorough and more thoughtful than I would be if I tried to pack everything in just a few days while counting down to the arrival of the moving truck.

Read Last Week
Missing by Kelley Armstrong was a spooky thriller with a compelling plot and great characters. My review will be posted on April 13.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is from my TBR pile.

Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley is a Kindle copy of a book I already have and read in print. It was a daily deal.

I had two new additions to my Review stack this week too. Both came from NetGalley.
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 


  1. It's good that you are so organized about your packing. I'm always a more last minute person. I dread the idea of packing my current belongings. I have so many things I need to get rid of. I hope to move this fall but I have a feeling it won't be till next year. Good luck with your move and hope the rest of your school year goes smoothly!

    I still haven't read Paper and Fire. I loved Ink and Bone. Hope Ash and Quill is just as good.

  2. Wowza, that's a lot of TBR boxes!!! I think having that many books waiting to be read would give me a bit of a panic attack.. ;-)

  3. OOh nice! I loved Missing and Stalking Jack the Ripper! Hope you're enjoying STJTR!! Happy Reading!

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  4. Stalking Jack the Ripper looks EPIC! I love the color and the summary!

    Happy reading this week :)

  5. I am always astonished by your TBR. The big thing I need to tackle right now are 30 E ARCs from Edelweiss. It's so much easier to read a physical copy, but I always feel bad if I don't like a book. Good luck!


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