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
This week’s Blogger Hop question comes from Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews. Elizabeth asks Do you ever go “way back” to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now? Because this space was created initially for my students to find books that they … More The Way-Back Machine
In my mind, I try to keep my Monday Musings posts on topics that are not books and reading, but in absence of inspiration and in the presence of book mail, I thought I’d run with my Literary YA box from PageHabit. This month’s box was curated by Aditi Khorana. I’m more excited about reading … More #LYA05: Aditi Khorana
You may or may not know that I’m in a ukulele club. And you may or may not know that I also play cajon. This weekend was my ukulele club’s ukulele festival, and I had the opportunity to sit in with one of our instructors, Danielle Ate the Sandwich. I can’t even tell you how … More Sitting in with Danielle Ate the Sandwich