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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 27): 08/27/18
It's back to school today. It's middle school for the youngest and 11th grade for the oldest. Their summer homework is all done. Youngest didn't get her schedule until just before school so as I post this I'm still not sure what classes she has. Oldest had a really tough set of classes picked out but the scheduling didn't work out. It's not a crisis, thankfully.
Today is also my birthday. We celebrated on Sunday with a barbecue and ice cream cake.
Readingwise, it was for me another slow week. Two of the three books I read were from the library. I really had hoped to have finished Does My Head Look Big in This? but I misplaced the book, only finding it on Saturday.
CYBILs season is gearing up again. The call for readers and judges just went out. I have volunteered to be a first round reader again. If you're a blogger, booktuber, ir podcaster who covers children's books from picture books through YA and you have the time to read a bunch of books, I encourage you to volunteer your time.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 08:05:57
Happy birthday! I hope your kids have a great year. I'm really interested in You Go First. Maybe in September after I finish Austen in August.
Comment #2: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:06:00
Thanks! I think they will. They both like their schedules. You Go First is a well written book.
Comment #3: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:49:28
Summerlost looks really interesting! You had quite a productive week, too.
Comment #4: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:10:00
Summerlost is a quiet book that sneaks up on you.
Comment #5: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:56:52
Enjoy your books! You have a nice selection of them. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
Comment #6: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:13:00
Thanks. I hope to finish Does My Head Look Big in This? this week.
Comment #7: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:34:06
Happy birthday! I've been tempted to apply for the Cybils but already have so many books to read. I don't think I can fit in any more. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #8: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:14:00
You try being a second round judge. There you only have to read five to ten books in a six week period (January 1 through February 14).
Comment #9: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 18:12:22
I love the cover of Summerlost. Check out my month of reading at Girl Who Read
Comment #10: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:18:00
A friend recommended Summerlost to me. It's a quiet book and good to read over the course of a lazy weekend.
Comment #11: Monday, August, 27, 2018 at 20:01:10
I am really looking forward to Anger is a Gift, so I hope you're enjoying that one. And I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on Whatshisface? by Gordon Korman — it's not yet on my list as I haven't yet heard much from fellow #kidlit readers, yet, (and I don't think we have it locally, yet. Have a wonderful reading week, Sarah!
Comment #12: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:23:00
I am reading it in ebook format, primarily on my phone. It's well written but I'm taking my time with it. I haven't read enough of Whathisface? yet to have an informed opinion beyond saying that I've enjoyed other Gordon Korman books.
Comment #13: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 21:17:11
The books you read always have such fun, colorful covers! Happy Birthday too, BTW! Hope it was a nice, relaxing day.
Comment #14: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:33:00
It was a nice, quiet day.
Comment #15: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 21:51:49
My grandkids started school a week or so ago. I hope you had a Happy Happy Birthday!
You do a really good job with library books. :-)
I'll check a couple of your reviews.
Comment #16: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:34:00
Most of the school districts around here started a week or two ago. Ours is always the last to let out and the last to start. I've been trying to keep my library books to a manageable level but they do still clump up from time to time.
Comment #17: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:01:04
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great week!
Comment #18: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:34:00
Thank you. I hope your week is good too.
Comment #19: Monday, August, 27, 2018 at 22:18:32
Summerlost looks nice.
Comment #20: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:34:00
It is. I will get it reviewed as soon as I can.
Comment #21: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:33:23
I'm on hold for the ebook edition of You Go First at the library but the list is really long. I love the cover and have been itching to read it.
Comment #22: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 22:34:00
You Go First is very well written. I'd say it's different from her previous books but it seems that she tries something new each time.
Comment #23: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 07:30:09
Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day and the kids first day back went well, too.
Comment #24: Monday, September 03, 2018 at 18:59:00
Thank you. School is going well.
Comment #25: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:38:19
I have always wanted to read the Phyrne Fisher books. I am going to have to move them up the list. And The Spook in the Stacks looks great too!
Comment #26: Monday, September 03, 2018 at 18:59:00
I really enjoyed the first few Phyrne Fisher books but the last two have just struck me as sensationalist and racist. The Spook in the Stacks is fun.
Comment #27: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 07:57:57
Happy belated birthday! Well, glad that the schedule/classes wasn't a problem! Otherwise sounded like a pretty decent week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #28: Monday, September 03, 2018 at 19:03:00
Thank you. Both kids ended up with adjusted schedules but they are both pleased with what they have.
Comment #29: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:42:59
Happy belated birthday! I hope the kids have an amazing school year.
Comment #30: Monday, September 03, 2018 at 19:04:00
Thank you. They seem to be off to a good start.