Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 8, 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 was a quiet week for me. I have been sorting through kitchen cupboards trying to decide what I need and what can go on my Rummage Sale. I had a moment of panic on Friday when I realized that in exactly five weeks the moving truck will be unloading all my stuff at my new home.

I'm sitting here in my new home on Saturday afternoon having just arrived with another carload of stuff. My brother is at work but I'll be eager to talk to him when he gets home to find out what progress he's made on all the things on his to-do list.

Things are winding down at work with most of my classes working on their final projects for Media. Of course, I'll be losing time with them for field trips, Track and Field day, Try Something New Day, and music programs. That always happens in the Spring. I do not yet know if they are going to hire a new media specialist or someone in some sort of technology position which makes it hard to know what I need to leave for the new person. I have been training my paraprofessionals at both schools to do the things I usually do to start a new year.

Read Last Week
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis was a great middle grade fantasy about an impulsive, impetuous young dragon who wants to prove herself and finds herself in a great big pile of trouble. My review will be posted on May 24.

Raging Sea by Michael Buckley is the second book in the Undertow trilogy and was excellent. Immediately after finishing it, I ordered a copy of the third book in the trilogy. I have to know what happens next. My review will be posted on May 20.
The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano was another excellent middle grade book. The writing was both accessible and lyrical and the ethical dilemma in the story will give kids lots to talk about. My review will be posted on May 25.

The Frog Princess returns by E. D. Baker is the first in this series that I've read. I really enjoyed the characters and creatures. It was a fun story. My review will be posted on May 27.

Next up on my review stack is The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson. I got this one from Edelweiss before it switched to the new version and got so confusing.

Next Week
Next week I have more from my review stack.

Reviews Posted

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

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


  1. I hope the move is going great, Kathy. So happy for you! :)
    I'm planning to read the Sarah J. Maas series later this month. Been hearing great things about that book for a while now.
    I hope you enjoy all these books. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. :)

  2. I am sad that you are wondering if you will be replaced. That is heartbreaking. We library/media specialists are the backbone of literacy in schools. Aside from that, retirement will be grand.

  3. The Girl with the Ghost Machine looks a bit spooky, sounds like a great read!

  4. OOh nice! Those are mostly new to me ones! Can't wait to read ACOWAR myself! Trying to find a good long weekend for it, but Memorial Day looks like it might too busy. Lol! Hope you enjoy the reads for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. More love for Sarah J. Maas, I see! :) Will have to read her series soonest.


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