It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/2/18

On the blog: Some thoughts on building a writing community In reading: My favorite read of the week was Martha Wells’s slim sci-fi novel, Artificial Condition, the second in a projected series of four novels about a rogue AI who calls itself Murderbot. I don’t think this is a good stand-alone, but once you read…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/25/18

On the blog: A slice about the problem with travel (it’s probably not what you think!) In reading: Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is one of my favorite middle-grade novels that I’ve read this year. It’s about Lucy, who acquired math genius when she was struck by lightning as a child. She has…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/18/18

On the blog: A round-up of a few articles and blog posts from around the web that I really enjoyed A slice about my love for oddball roadside attractions In reading: An odd little book that I really liked. Bob is a green creature dressed in a chicken suit who has been hiding out in…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/11/18

On the blog: Some thoughts on bookmatchmaking and the art of the readalike A review of Pernille Ripp’s professional development book, Passionate Readers In reading: Educated is not the kind of book I usually read. It’s harrowing, for one, and tells a survival story so strange and so unique to the author’s family and situation…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/4/18

The Newcomers is must-read nonfiction about a Denver area ELL high school classroom where refugees new to America begin learning English and acclimating to the U.S. education system. It’s a wide-ranging book that’s both the story of one inspiring teacher and his classroom as well as the story of a global refugee crisis, told through…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/28/18

On the blog: A slice about family fun with the Myers-Briggs personality test A professional development book stack of titles I’d enjoy reading for #cyberPD In reading: Randa Abdel-Fattah’s The Lines We Cross is set in Australia, but it’s absolutely relevant to our current moment in the U.S. Michael’s father is the founder of Aussie…