Monday, February 1, 2016
It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-1-16
It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
I skipped out on posting last week because, oh boy, was it a crazy week! We had six showings on our house, all of which gave not very much notice, so we had to figure out what the heck to do with the dogs in a short amount of time. But it was all worth it because it resulted in THREE offers, one of them was sight unseen! So it looks like this moving to Ann Arbor thing is really going to happen.
So this post will be based on what I've read over the past two weeks.
On my teaching blog, I reviewed:
Write What Matters: For Yourself, For Others by Tom Romano
I finished reading with my ears:
Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
This is one of those books that didn't receive much buzz, but it is a delightful middle grade novel that is accessible to all kinds of readers.
Picture books I enjoyed:
Rain! by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson
A story to show how other people's attitudes can affect others. A perfectly delightful heartprint book.
I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
A book that is so beautiful and calming, I'm considering buying it for myself and reading it when my anxiety is getting the better of me.
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
A great book to pair with The Crossover, as it has a similar kind of hip hop vibe and groove to it.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Currently reading with my ears:
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson