Monday, May 30, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 30, 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...

This was a quiet week for me but a busy one at school with award programs, graduation, and track and field days.

There are just four student days this coming week since we have Monday off. I know I'll be spending Monday grading and preparing report cards for the students I won't be seeing any more and the grades that have finished the academic part of their work. Having a four day rotation for some classes and an early out on Friday means that I have seen one of my groups of 4th graders for the last time this year. I will see two of my groups of sixth graders twice next week and the other two groups only once. With the finals schedule at the Middle School/High School, I don't see sixth graders on Friday. I'll be using that day to finish up their report cards. Hopefully all the missing assignments will appear!

I was involved in the K-3 track and field day Friday which started out with misting rain and worked its way to downpour before tapering off. We have a lovely new track and football field with artificial turf so the kids didn't get muddy, just soaked. It was also warm enough that the kids didn't get cold. I came home exhausted and soaked after the games were over.

Next Monday is our final teacher work day of the year. We begin with a breakfast provided by the district and an award program. The teacher of the year will speak. Retirees with speak. Awards will be presented. I'll get one for 20 years in this district. Then the rest of the day will be used to finish report cards and prepare classrooms for summer cleaning. If there is time, I'll be sorting through some file cabinets to get rid of materials I no longer use. I also need to get together with my professional learning team to finish up our work and report our progress.

Then weeks and weeks of no schedule begin. I want no schedule really badly.
Read Last Week
This week I read two book that have been sitting on my TBR mountain.

Soldier by Julie Kagawa is the third of four in a contemporary fantasy series that features dragons both in and out of human form. My review will be posted on June 25.

The Conjurer's Riddle by Andrea Cremer takes place in a steampunk American Colonies that lost the Revolutionary War. My review will be posted on June 23.

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine is the second book in the Great Library series. I got it for review from NetGalley.

Next Week
I will begin next week reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab from my review stack.

Following that I will read two from TBR mountain.

Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman is an historical fantasy taking place in the Western United States. It has been on my review stack since November of 2015.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight is a fantasy novel that has been on my physical shelves since 2011 and on my Kindle since 2013.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I only added the two SYNC free audiobooks to my TBR mountain this week. These can still be downloaded through next Wednesday.
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 


  1. I've heard of the Dark Days Club but haven't read it yet. Have fun. Also I need to catch up on that Great Library series. Since I liked the Morganville Vampires and hey ... LIBRARY ... I would probably like those, too!

  2. I've never read Egg & Spoon, supposed to be good. Maybe someday. Thanks, Kathy for all the other books. Have a super last week with the kids. And have a lovely "no plans" time beginning in a week!

  3. Funnily enough, for public librarians summer is our busiest time of the year, we're getting ready for the madness of Summer Reading Club to begin!!! :D

  4. Ah! I still need to read Solider!!! Too many awesome reads out right now!!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Thanks for the reminder about audio sync. I think I will have to go and start with the first in the fist two series.


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