It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/31/17

Living with Jackie Chan just might be my son’s new favorite book. It was a reread for me, and I enjoyed it even more reading it aloud to him and experiencing the story through his eyes. He hung onto every word, and at the end of each chapter, it was “Just one more!” He loved…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/10/17

We made it through THREE audiobooks on our drive home from Oregon. And since I was reading with my ears, I hardly minded the gazillion hours in the car. Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen is an informative and engaging memoir of the life so far of fifteen-year-old transgender activist, Jazz Jennings. I…

It’s Monday!What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/3/17

We listened to Chomp as we drove cross-country from South Dakota to Oregon last week, and it made for an excellent audiobook. Frequently laugh-out-loud funny, finely crafted, and full of interesting commentary on environmental issues and “reality” TV. We are in the car ALL THE TIME but never listen to audiobooks anymore. I’m hoping that my…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/19/17

My son and I continued our Walter Dean Myers read-alouds with Game. The storyline will be familiar to those who have read many Myers novels: lots of basketball (more in-game play-by-plays than in any of his other novels I’ve read so far), obligatory wise adult who shares life lessons, supportive parents, annoying but lovable little…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/12/17

Slam was one of the first YA novels I read as an adult, shortly after I first started teaching high school. My students were OBSESSED with basketball, and I was looking for something to booktalk. I liked Slam a lot, but I don’t think I fully appreciated Myers’s artistry and craft until I read it…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/5/17

I am in a rush to post this morning because I need to get upstairs to my office where I can hear my latest project thrashing around and getting into things: three feral kittens and their mama! I have solemnly sworn that I am not going to adopt any of these cats but rather tame…