Update: I’m only about 16 pages into Ghost Boys. I had some challenges with the audiobook and figuring out the format of the text, so I put it on hold until I got home. That meant there was a lot of singing during the two hours I spent in the car by myself today. Today’s … More Bout of Books 22.3
Today’s Bout of Books challenge is called The Year Of You. We were challenged to find a book from that means something to is that was published the year we were born. Here’s my contribution. #boutofbooks challenge 2: the year of you. This book was published the year that I was born. A post shared … More Bout of Books 22.2
So I decided to participate in Bout of Books #22 because it seemed like a read-a-thon that I could handle within my regular reading life. To read more, it means more audiobooks this week. I can handle that. Challenge No. 1: #InSixWords I’m giving #boutofbooks a try. Here’s my #insixwords: Book blogger and former reading … More Bout of Books 22.1
One of my favorite things about summer reading is hyping the free audiobooks from AudioBookSync. If you’re a teenager or you know teenagers who like audiobooks, AudioBookSync is definitely something to check out. They return on April 26. There are some awesome titles this summer, too. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Solo by … More AudioBookSync is Coming Back!
Hello, readers. I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I’m smothered in books I’ve read that I want to review. Time is an illusive something-or-other. It seems to keep slipping through my fingers while I’m doing other things. Like writing. I wanted to pop in and say that I’m almost ready with … More A Backlog of Book Reviews
How do you manage your currently reading and what makes you feel stuck as a reader? … More There Is Such a Thing as too many Books
When I saw Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson at the bookstore last week, I was surprised that it was so short. It feels like books these days are getting longer and longer. I think the last book I read by Anderson was Octavian Nothing Vol. 1. And it was forever ago. This … More A Trailer for Tuesday: Landscape with Invisible Hand
Those of you who have known me for a while know this, but I’ve had a bunch of new followers this year so it’s worth saying again. In addition to being a middle school reading teacher, I’m also a doctoral candidate. That means I’ve past my comprehensive exam and just need to write my dissertation … More I’m Actually Going to Get This Done!
It’s been an incredibly long weekend; T and I just moved into our new spot. I’ve never done this kind of move before, so I’m exhausted and ready for my magic wand to put everything in its place with a swish and a flick. New spot bonus: built in bookshelves. And that’s really all I … More Moving House
I need accountability. This is one of the things I know about myself as a student. So when a friend of ours said she was looking for an accountability partner this summer so she would actually work on this book she’s been writing for a number of years, I jumped at the chance at having … More Crying While Reading in Public