It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/29/17

Catstronauts: Mission Moon is the first in a promising new graphic novel series that will appeal to readers who love cats or space travel. It’s kind of sciencey but mostly just silly slapstick fun. The cats are adorable, especially Waffles, who is constantly sneaking snacks and worrying about his growling stomach. Meant for upper elementary…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/22/17

Very little, it turns out. It was a slow reading week, as I was on vacation. That used to be the ideal time to read, but family vacation is too busy and active to provide much reading time. Abigail Thomas’s A Three Dog Life is one of my favorite memoirs, and it was such a…

Top 10 Things on My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. First on my list is a book I will love as much as Uprooted, The Sorcerer and the Crown, and Ancillary Justice. They’re all fantasy/sci-fi but otherwise fairly different books. They’re alike, however, in being books that I never wanted to end.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/8/17

My semester is finished, which means it’s time for the #bookaday challenge. (The link will take you to the announcement for last year’s challenge. College summer break starts early–which means more books for me!). I missed my Monday reading post last week, so this post attempts to catch up briefly on two weeks of reading. I was…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/24/17

I almost didn’t post this week because I’m nearly-but-not-quite finished with several novels and memoirs. There isn’t much to share. But blogging routine is important, and I did read a handful of picture books. Luke’s Way of Looking is a smart and superbly illustrated story about an artistic boy who simply doesn’t see the world…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/17/17

  I shouldn’t have loved this book. It contains two of my fiction pet peeves. First, there are so many tragic events: so much bad has never happened to one child within such a short timespan, except in a Chris Crutcher novel. Second, it downplays the debilitating effects of trauma. Our main character, Ben, has…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/10/17

On the blog: My #MustReadin2017 update A slice about marathoning Gilmore Girls with my son In reading: My favorite book of the week was Sandra Merkle’s nonfiction picture book, The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards. The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and there is so much interesting information. I told my husband he had…