Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Nov. 9, 2015)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. 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...

We had beautiful weather for Halloween which meant 30 or so little goblins knocked on my door. This was a massive change from last year's one trick or treater. I was afraid I was going to run out of candy but the supplies lasted. 

This was the last week of the first quarter of our school year so I spent the week assessing and assigning grades. I have grades on report cards for 11 of my 12 classes and just have to do the last class on Monday. Monday is an inservice/workday which I hope to use planning the lessons for the next quarter.

I will also be attending our school board meeting on Monday evening. I haven't gone to one for years and it is my turn. Our teacher's union tries to have a couple of teachers at every meeting so that we can report back to our colleagues. This one might be contentious as we are working without a contract and negotiations have broken down. I think we have a date scheduled for mediation.

At home, I spent some time catching posting my reviews on Amazon. I posted all of the reviews for the ARCs I read that were released in October.
Read Last Week
I enjoyed Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo this week. I thought it was an excellent heist story with intriguing characters. I can't wait for the next book in the series. My review will be posted on Dec. 26. It was the last book I needed to read to have all my reviews scheduled for the rest of 2015.


I am not currently reading anything. I have a couple of adult books to read so that my calendar gets back into balance. I like to alternate between YA and adult books and read them in the order I've listed them on my calendar.

Next Week
Two January releases are next on my reading list.

Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire is a middle grade story.

Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker is the next YA on my stack.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow was a deal for my Kindle that sounded interesting.

All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the next book in the Naturals series. I have enjoyed the rest of the series.
The Conjurer's Riddle by Andrea Cremer also continues a series I enjoy.

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger concludes her Finishing School series.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 


  1. OOh nice! I still need to read Six of Crows! Though I literally just started Manners & Mutiny! 1 chapter down at least! Happy Reading (again)!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Many are praising the Six of Crows, need to get it! I enjoyed The Scorpion Rules, will be interested to see what you think. Good for you for accomplishing all those reports!

  3. Finding Fortune intrigues me. I love the mysteriousness of ghost towns. This books sounds like it has a bit of mystery.

  4. Finding Fortune intrigues me. I love the mysteriousness of ghost towns. This books sounds like it has a bit of mystery.

  5. I just got The Scorpion Rules for my Kindle. I'm looking forward to reading it. Happy Reading!

  6. We're on the same book-wave-length this week, I am currently reading Six of Crows and I just feel a sense of comfort knowing that I am back in Grishaverse. The Grisha trilogy was my greatest fantasy read last year, so this one is turning out to be a 2015 favourite. I envy your discipline in writing reviews until end of december - wow. that is awesome.

  7. I am really hyped to read Six of Crows, but I must read all our book club books. Sigh. I have added it to my list and hope to get to it eventually. I have loved The Finishing School series. I'm looking forward to Manners and Mutiny, but I've listened to the first three, and I'm kind of addicted to Moira Quirk's narration.

  8. Six of Crows is just a gorgeously appealing book - just from the cover. Read the summary and am now intrigued.

  9. Six of Crows is getting lots of good reviews, and looks really tempting. Same with The Scorpion Rules. Lots of good books here. Happy reading!

  10. I hear a lot of good things about Six of Crows. I need to get that on my TBR.


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