Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/23

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? --From Picture Books to YA is a weekly meme started by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.  This is a chance for bloggers to recap their week of reading and share their plans for the next reading adventures they will take.  Visit the host blogs for a list of great blogs participating in this meme and a whole bunch of titles to add to your to-read lists.

This week was another slow reading week for me.  I spent some of the week in the hospital and had some life-changing medical news so my mind was not exactly on my reading.  I was out of school all week so some of my time was spent creating sub plans, but mostly I mindlessly watched HGTV.  I hope that this week I will be able to escape into my books a little more, because I think that is some of what I need.  

Books I Finished This Week:

This was actually a pretty perfect book to have with me for the endless waiting in the emergency room.  It was not a book that required a lot of attention but was distracting enough to help me feel less nervous.  I am not really loving this series that much and my sister feels the same.  We are probably going to give up on the goal to finish the whole series.  I might skip ahead to some of the more recent books in the series to see if I like them better. 

I needed an easy book to distract my mind a little bit in the last few days.  The Pretty Little Liars books do not disappoint in being an easy distraction.  The books are by no means literature, but I find them really entertaining and I am glad I am reading the series.  

I found Love That Dog in the clearance section at Half Price Books this weekend.  I sat down and devoured it in one sitting.  What a great celebration of poetry and writing!  I LOVED this book!

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am still listening to Siege and Storm and just started reading So Cold The River by Michael Kortya, which is a mystery book.  

What's Next?

 I just hope that I can get myself to pick up a book and read.  I am going back to work today and I feel overwhelmed already.  I know I will also be reading quite a bit of research and information about medical issues in the next few months as well.  I will just play it by ear and pick up what I feel like reading.  


  1. My 11 year old daughter loves Sharon Creech, particularly Granny Torelli makes Soup which she must have read in 4th or 3rd grade. :)

  2. Love That Dog is one of my favorites. Hate That Cat is also wonderful. Hope your medical issues are resolved quickly!

  3. I'm glad books can keep you company.