Monday, March 20, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 03/20/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
Last week I listened to Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and then I started listening to This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. 

This Week's Adventures:

My plan is to finish This Song Will Save Your Life and then start to listen to Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino. 

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Monday, March 13, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 03/13/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
This week I listened to Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry and absolutely loved it. I’ll carry those characters with me for a long time. I also read Etched in Clay by Andrea Cheng and Sorceline by Sylvia Douy√©, illustrated by Paola Antista, and translated by Tanya Gold. Both of these were recommended by students and I really enjoyed them. 

This Week's Adventures:

I have Turtles All the Way Down to listen to on audio and I have students who are devouring Jason Reynolds’ books and one recommended Look Both Ways. It’s one of his books I haven’t read yet so I’m planning to read it this week. 

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Monday, March 6, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 03/06/23

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
I listened to Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie and LOVED it! And then I also listened to Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. I had already seen the movie on Netflix but a student really recommended I read the book. 

This Week's Adventures:

I’m on the lookout for a new audiobook and I received a copy of Unearthing Joy by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad this weekend so I’ll be reading that for sure this week. 

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Monday, February 27, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 02/27/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
I finished listening to Hands by Torrey Maldonado. I especially liked reading the notes at the end and hearing his intentions in terms of the topic and style for this book. I started listening to Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie — I love that it’s a Chicago story!

This Week's Adventures:

I’ll continue listening to Scritch Scratch and plan to finish this week. I’m still reading I Am Diosa and I am going to UIC’s Super Saturday this weekend and will hear Samira Ahmed speak so I’d like to read Hollow Fires this week.

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Monday, February 20, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 02/20/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
Last week I finished reading The Big Leap and then I finished Promises of Gold by Jose Olivarez. It was so good. So good. I listened to some of Hands by Torrey Maldonado.

This Week's Adventures:

I’d like to finish listening to Hands and then my hold of The Body Keeps the Score just came in and I’m also reading I Am Diosa. I’m behind on my kidlit reading…something about getting through January and February in Chicago has meant more for-me adult texts.

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Monday, February 13, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 02/13/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
I finished listening to Unplug and started listening to Hands by Torrey Maldonado. I love that he has a new book out! I also started reading Promises of Gold by Jose Olivarez and am so close to finishing The Big Leap.

This Week's Adventures:

I’ll be listening to Hands this week and I’ll finish The Big Leap and continue with Promises of Gold. 8th grade students turned in their Mock Caldecott essays and they are so great! I’m looking forward to reading the 6th grade essays that are due this week. 

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Monday, February 6, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 02/06/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
This week I zoned in on rereading The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. I also listened to more of Unplug.

This Week's Adventures:

My plan is to finish my reread of The Big Leap this week and to listen to Torrey Maldonado’s new book Hands. I am in an empowerment phase with my reading after signing up for La Poderistas Book Club and discovering a book called La Diosa. This week I’m also attending an event at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago and I’m looking forward to hearing poets live and exploring their books.

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Monday, January 30, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/30/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
Last week I didn’t do much reading. I read some of A Writer’s Notebook and my hold for Hands by Torrey Maldonado came in at the library. 

This Week's Adventures:

I plan to read more of A Writer’s Notebook and to listen to Hands.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/23/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
Last week I finished re-listening to The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green because I met up to discuss with three of my friends who helped me get through the pandemic. It was lovely. I started listening to Unplug by Suze Yalof Schwartz and started reading Ralph Fletcher’s new and expanded A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You.

This Week's Adventures:

I’ll keep reading A Writer’s Notebook and will finish up Unplug. If I finish Unplug, I’m thinking I’d like to read The Willpower Instinct. I’m on the lookout for non-fiction to read with 8th graders this spring…either as a whole class read or book clubs. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

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Monday, January 16, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/16/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
I had a great time writing with a friend at the library. I looked through a stack of picture books and gathered up books for her to read as she’s exploring writing her own picture book. Three I pulled for her: Frog and Toad Are Friends, Charlie and Mouse, Bink and Gollie.

This Week's Adventures:

My new and updated copy of A Writer’s Notebook: New and Expanded Edition: Unlocking the Writer Within You by Ralph Fletcher came so I’m excited to read it and share it with students.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/09/2023

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing ReadersThe original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It's a great way to share what you're reading and get recommendations. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Last Week's Adventures:
I finished reading The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. I am re-listening to The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green because I’m meeting with friends for a sort-of but not-really book club in a couple of weeks. It is a book that my heart really needed. 

This Week's Adventures:

I’ll be listening to The Anthropocene Reviewed as I head back to school this week and then I’ll be reading lots of picture books because I’ll be doing a Mock Caldecott unit for the first time. I’m so excited! Have you done Mock Caldecott? Any advice for me?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 03/20/2023

  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!   It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly blog hop I co-host with ...