Monday, February 22, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 22, 2016)

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...

I don't know where this week went. Monday at the Elementary was crazy. To celebrate the completion of our new addition, the principal hired a couple of DJs and all of the kids went to a dance party during their "Specials" time. I spent the afternoon dancing with my students. On the positive side, this is the first time this year that my Fitbit registered over 10,000 steps. On the negative side, I didn't know it was going to happen and it messed up my week's lesson plans. 

I also had two meetings this week that took up Tuesday evening and Thursday late afternoon. I'm glad to have those meetings out of the way. As a holdover from the crud I've had for a couple of weeks, I found myself taking naps when I got home from school each day which really cut into my reading time. I am feeling much better now and think I might be able to stay awake all day today.

Next week is midquarters. My sixth graders grades are all caught up and we have moved on to a unit on Internet Safety. It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of our third quarter already.
Read Last Week
I read and loved Uprooted by Naomi Novik this week. I loved both the story and the language. My review will be posted on March 12.

The Inn Between by Marina Cohen was a very creepy middle grade book. While I figured out what was happening pretty early on, I still enjoyed the story and was eager to see the two best friends figure out what was happening. My review will be posted on March 17.

Despite the fact that I have a review stack I can't see over the top of, I am reading Winter by Marissa Meyer this week because I can't wait any longer to find out what happens in this conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles series.

Next Week
The next two on my review stack are:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I had an empty mailbox this week. Next week should see two new arrivals from Penguin's First to Read Program though.

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


  1. Thanks for the review for Behind the Canvas. I have it on my list, but hadn't really heard much about it!

  2. That is funny that your school had an impromptu dance party :) Glad you got 10,000 steps in but too bad it messed up your plans.

    I hope you continue to feel better this week and that you enjoy Winter. I loved that book. I want to read The Shadow Queen and The Girl From Everywhere soon. I like reading books and reviewing them before their release dates but it often doesn't work out that way!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Yeah, it is always crazy how many unexpected things can come up during a single school week, isn't it?

  4. A kids dance part - how cute! That's one of the reasons I love working with kids so much, you really never know what each day will hold, and you get to be silly from time to time ;)

  5. Ooh nice! More new to me reads! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Winter is a super busy time! And it seems no matter how much sleep I get, I'm always tired! You've got a lot of novels that look interesting! I'll add them to my To Read list, and hopefully I'll get to them soon! Have a terrific week and don't feel guilty for resting when you need to.

  7. I really am intrigued by Uprooted and hope to read it within the year. :)


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