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24 September 2012

Its Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA

Its Monday!  What are you reading?  From Picture Books to YA is a weekly feature hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Texts and inspired by Its Monday!  What are you reading by Sheila at Book Journeys.

I've pretty much given up on listening to The Night Circus.  Maybe I'll give it another go at some other time, but right now, I'm not diggin' it.  I'm still reading Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and loving it! 

I did get 4 awesome books in the mail this week:  Ten by Gretchen McNeil, an ARC of The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox, The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann and The Toadhouse Trilogy book 1 by Jess Lourey.  Given the predictions of the winter we're going to have, I'd better start stocking up now!

So, this past week's posts:
September 17:  It's Monday! post; #schooljoy
September 18:  Review (and video): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore; #schooljoy
September 19:  #schooljoy
September 20:  Thursday #Thirstday; #schooljoy; Cover Reveal of Abandon by Elana Johnson
September 21:  free ebook download of The Toadhouse Trilogy Book 1

I really hope that you guys are enjoying my #schooljoy posts.  So often we focus on the negative: more testing, data, crazy parents/coworkers/students that we forget that something positive had to have happened that day.  I forgot to post something positive Friday, not because nothing positive happened, but because I just forgot!

This coming week:
September 24:  It's Monday! post; #schooljoy; Will you be my sister class?
September 25:  #schooljoy
September 26:  #schooljoy
September 27:  #schooljoy, Thursday #Thirstday
September 28:  #schooljoy

As you can see, I have nothing planned beyond my #schooljoys and Thursday #thirstday.  But, usually, when I say that, I think of something mid-week and add it.  What gets published Monday usually isn't what gets copied and pasted into the next week's post as a guide (I cheat, sorry, its easier that retyping). 



  1. I like what you said about focusing on the positives in teaching - I think that's important, and helps preserve our sanity as teachers too. :) I can't wait to watch and read the fantastic flying books of Morris Lessmore. It's perfect as well for our current bimonthly theme on books about books. :)

  2. It's such a sweet movie! The first time I watched it was with my students and we all teared up :)


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