It’s Monday, What Are You Reading – “Wonder” Edition

I had avoided picking up Wonder, because it came so highly recommended by… well… everyone. But, after hitting Scholastic’s warehouse sale, I found it there for 50% off, and I’m a sucker for a deal. So I picked it (and a jillion other books) up. When I got home, I made a pile of the books I was going to read, in order, and stuck Wonder at the bottom. I just didn’t think it could live up to the hype.

But, eventually, I made it through that pile of books and all that was left was wonder. That one blue eye staring at me. Daring me to pick it up.

So I did.

And I couldn’ I was up entirely too late that night, absorbed in the story, the varying viewpoints, and the struggles that the characters faced. I didn’t finish it that night though, because well, I am five and a half months pregnant, and middle school teacher’s start early. So I forced myself to put it down.

The next day, I looked at it, and found that I was unable to pick it up. I had but a few chapters left, but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t make myself pick that book up and finish it. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to August, Via and everyone else. So it sat.

For a couple days. But I did eventually pick it up and finish it.

And now I’m sad. Because it’s been a week, I still miss them, and I haven’t found a new book to suck me in.

What are YOU reading?

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It’s Monday, what are you reading?


I’ve been MIA. I’ll have an excellent explanation for that, but that’s not to be revealed for another 2-3 weeks.I thought I’d ease back into my blogging with a little Monday reading update.

I have jury duty today. So the first thing on my reading agenda was my juror handbook. Now that I’ve finished that, I’m moving on to “Focus” a textbook for my master’s program. After that (first chapter only) I’ll be moving onto “9 rights of every writer” again, for my master’s class.

In YA world, I still haven’t finished “Delirium” and frankly, I don’t think I’m going to. I think it’s time for me to give up the ghost on this one. Maybe I’ll pick it up again over the summer.

One book I finished reading that I absolutely LOVED was “Crazy” by Han Nolan. There was just something about this book that pulled at my heartstrings. (Do hearts have strings? Really? I wonder where that term comes from) I highly recommend picking this book up for any kid grades 7-12.

Now I must head back to my juror duties (which so far consist of sitting in a room trying not to fall asleep)

It’s Monday What are you reading hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey.

It’s Monday, what are you reading?

I’m a failure at Book-a-day. As I write this on Sunday morning, I’m not even close to finishing a book per day on my break, and school starts back up on Tuesday. But that’s ok.

I just got a copy of Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium” for a book club. That book is currently at the top of my list, I put it right up in front of all my other books. This week is a busy week for me, so I may not get to any other books this week (it’s a big one! and I’m not a speed reader, I’m a savor-er) but just in case, I have some backups waiting in the wings.

I still need to read “Among the Hidden” and the others in that series, I have the Skeleton Creek books awaiting my perusal, and I’m still working my way through Terri Lessene’s “Reading Ladders” on a professional level.

On top of that, my master’s classes start back up in February, and there will be plenty of reading in those classes, for certain!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. The Middle Grade Version is hosted by the ladies at Teach Mentor Texts.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

I skipped last Monday, because I had some crazy things going on in my life (among them being admitted my final portion of my reading and literacy master’s degree program, woot!) and so my brain wasn’t processing, and I forgot to post. But, I’m back in the game today and posting what I’m reading.

Mostly, what I’m reading comes from my previous post on my Break Book A Day plans. I’ve never been great at picking up one book at a time, so I’m technically 3 days behind, because I haven’t finished a book yet! I’ve got a great start on “Rules”, a big chunk of “Along for the Ride” finished, I’m still working on “Vesper’s Rising” which isn’t on my Book-a-day list, but is definitely being read.

I’m going to go hop in a toasty bath and get reading. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to tell you about all eleven books I finished over my break. (Sad that next Monday will be my last day of break:( )

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. The Middle Grade Version is hosted by the ladies at Teach Mentor Texts.

It’s Monday, what are you reading?

It’s Monday what are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.

I actually had a slow reading week last week. I get swamped with home life things, and some things fall by the wayside. Reading for pleasure is usually the first to go, sadly.

So, I’m asking for suggestions, instead of telling you what I’m reading. What should I put on my list? I teach middle school, and I’ve been reading a lot of middle grade fiction lately, so I need to bump up the stakes a bit and lean more towards young adult for awhile.

Hit me.

It’s Monday, (late Monday) what are you reading?

The lovely ladies at Teach Mentor Texts are hosting brought to my attention a meme on Mondays, titled “It’s Monday, what are you reading?” Well, I forgot to get my blog post scheduled for this morning, and I don’t blog from school, big no-no where I work, so I’m chiming in late today!

But, what am I reading? What aren’t I reading? I’m finishing up my re-read of Cinda Williams Chima’s Warrior heir series by reading “The Dragon Heir”. I did a book talk today on “The Warrior Heir” and the boy’s pencils were flying over their to-read lists waiting for their chance at my copy. Next on my list is Kate Messner’s “The Brilliant Fall of Gianna-Z.” Can you believe I haven’t read it?

Professionally I’m reading “Making the Match” all about matching students with books and a book on grading practices of which the title escapes me right now.