Monday, March 14, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 14, 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...

We had a four day work week with evening conferences on Monday and Thursday this week which led to a Friday off. I took advantage of the day off and had my taxes done. That is all done for another year. The rest of the weekend is time for reading and writing. Rain is predicted but, as I am writing this on Saturday morning, the skies are blue and the sun is shining. I'm tempted to go outside for my first walk of the season.

Next up on the schedule is our very short Easter Break. We only have Good Friday and Easter Monday off this year. And then April 1 is the end of the third quarter. This school year is rushing by. This third quarter has been quite an adjustment for me. It seems like I am always behind on correcting and getting papers back to students - even though almost all the papers are electronic. Seven groups of kids a day in six hours is really a struggle.

I don't plan to travel over the Easter Break except to drive to St. Paul for an author event at the Red Balloon. Weather permitting - which we always say in March - I will get a chance to meet six authors I've never met before. I'm excited!

Read Last Week

Everything was from my review stack this week.
Stone Field by Christy Lenzi was a reimagining of Wuthering Heights set during the American Civil War. It started slow for me but, by the end, I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this one. My review will be posted on March 26.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead begins a new fantasy series for her. I really enjoyed this one. My review will be posted on March 30.
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima begins a new series. I enjoyed this epic fantasy and will be looking forward to book 2. My review will be posted on March 31.

Tommy McKnight and the Great Election by Danny Kravitz was an engaging middle grade historical fiction story. My review will be posted on April 7.

Next up is Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. It will be released on April 5.

Next Week
I have two more April 5 releases that I got from NetGalley on the pile for next week. I have read and enjoyed other books by each author.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

Weather permitting, I am going to a group author signing at the end of the month. I bought hard covers of these because I intend to donate them to my high school media center after I get them autographed and read them (sometime next summer).
I'll be grabbing the copy of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir which I already read and donated to the Library and buying a copy of Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke at the event to complete my set of books to be signed.

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


  1. I am currently reading The Dark Days Club and I just got Rebel of the Sands from the library. I am looking forward to reading The Glittering Court.

    This year is going by very quickly. We don't close for Good Friday (though some libraries do) though I will be leaving work early that day to travel to my parent's place for the weekend. My next holiday off is Memorial Day.

  2. Enjoy your Easter break. I hope the weather cooperates so you can get to the author event. It looks like you've been reading a lot of good fantasy and historical fiction--my favorite genres!

  3. Nice! I just read the first two books in Rachel Hawkins' series and really liked them! Reading Rebel of the Sands now and really liking that too! Cannot wait to read The Glittering Court though it sounds very different from Richelle's previous books, I love her though, so I always give the first new book a try! Happy Reading!!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I hate hate hated Wuthering Heights as a teenager, but perhaps I'd find this reimagining of the story more appealing!


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