My Week in the Books {13}

My Week in the Books {13}
Posted November 19, 2017 / Books & Reading, My Week In The Books

What Happened: I HAVE MADE IT TO THANKSGIVING BREAK! Y’all, I really don’t think I have needed a break from school as much as I do this week. This week was accreditation for the school, so things were just a little extra hectic. But we survived. And to end out the week, I created a life-size Candyland board on International Game Day. The kids came in all day and played! It was so great to […]

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Posted November 17, 2017 / Book Talks

I have been excited about Pashmina since the beginning of the year. This is a graphic novel written by an Indian-American woman that is about an Indian-American girl with a beautiful cover! How could I not be excited? Priyanka lives with her mother in the United States. She is really close to her “Uncle” Jatin. But when she finds out that Uncle Jatin and his wife are pregnant with their own child, Priyanka begins to […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Aloud With My Future Children

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Aloud With My Future Children
Posted November 14, 2017 / Books & Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten Books I Can’t Wait To Read Aloud to My Future Children! Ever since I read The Reading Promise a few years ago, I have been thinking about all of the books I would get to read aloud to and with my future children. I am looking forward to these special memories that we will […]

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Posted November 12, 2017 / Book Talks

Jason Reynolds knows how to pack a punch to your gut, and this book punches the hardest yet. This is his first splash into the novel-in-verse pool, and he needs to keep swimming in there forever. Because he is a true story-teller through poetry. Last night, Will saw his brother’s dead body laying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. This morning, Will gets on the elevator to go after his brother’s murderer. But […]

Book Talks: Fall 2017 Reads

Book Talks: Fall 2017 Reads
Posted November 9, 2017 / Book Talks

I really need to be better about writing my book talks/reviews soon after I finish a book. Because otherwise two months go by and I have forgotten all the things I really wanted to talk about. Then I end up doing these Mini Book Talk posts. Oh well. Here are the books I have read this fall that I didn’t post about! Jason Reynolds hits it out of the park with this novelization of Miles […]

My Week In The Books {12}

My Week In The Books {12}
Posted November 6, 2017 / Books & Reading, My Week In The Books

What Happened: I’ll be honest: I am tired. This time of the year is always exhausting. The lack of sunlight doesn’t really help. I am just in “trying not to get sick” mode right now (but I do feel a sinus infection coming on). I did do a little bit of after Halloween retail therapy this week though. That made me happy.  And my school’s football team made the playoffs! They have been working really hard […]

Reading Round-Up: October 2017

Reading Round-Up: October 2017
Posted November 5, 2017 / Books & Reading

Reading Round-Up is an end of the month recap of my reading life, including books read, reading stats, and reading challenge updates! It’s just an easy way for me to track my reading life! My reading life took a hit this month because of my #31nightsofhorror movie challenge. But that’s okay. I am prepped and ready to read a lot in November. 🙂 Also, I didn’t finish a single audiobook this month! I got 14 […]

Roller Girl & All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Roller Girl & All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Posted November 4, 2017 / Book Talks

Victoria Jamieson is definitely one of my favorite graphic novelists. Both of her Middle Grade graphic novels are adorable and showcase strong female protagonists that upper elementary schoolers and middle schoolers can definitely relate to. Plus, both of these books include some very interesting and unique hobbies. And her art is colorful and vibrant and exciting to read. Here are short book talks for both of her books! Astrid is just a normal girl who […]