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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Reading Update!

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Good morning, Blog Readers! It’s the week before Winter Break, and I couldn’t help but kick it off by catching you up on what I’ve been reading, and what I’m planning for the blog this week.

First, I received an ARC of PASSENGER, one of my most anticipated releases for 2016, from my Secret Sister this last month. I’ve been swept up into it–my train journeys in the morning have just flown by as I have been completely immersed in this story of time travel, danger, and intrigue!

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Then, I owe a big thank you to SCHOLASTIC for the ARC of THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by one of my new favorite Middle Grade authors, Natalie Lloyd, that I received in the mail! You’ll remember that I adored A SNICKER OF MAGIC so I’m really excited about this 2016 release from Natalie.

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I’m hoping to finish both titles this week, and maybe even read at least one more book before I have to decide which titles I’m going to tackle over Winter Break. Since the week before Winter Break always seems a little busy, especially when working in a School Library, I thought I would start one of my 2016 ARCs that I’ve heard is a fast and compelling read: THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS. I met the author at a Middle Grade signing event in Wellsley last spring and she is lovely! I was very excited to pick up a copy of this at ALA in San Francisco this past summer.

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As you can see from the Goodreads summary, the story sounds pretty intense: “Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.” I’ve seen some positive reviews from readers so far, and plan to share with your my own thoughts about it here on the blog!

So, what are you reading this Monday in the midst of this Holiday season?!?

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BACK TO BLOGGING & WINTER IS HERE! #jointheresistance

Hello there, Bookish Friends & Blog Readers!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, and the reasons for that include:

-Moving:

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-Trying to find a place to live:

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-Getting a new job two weeks before the school year started:

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-Unpacking boxes (which is difficult because most of the boxes are books and when I open them, I just want to sit and read!):

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-Becoming a school librarian and suddenly having a lot to do:

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And yes, I still have plenty of boxes to unpack and my home to set up. But I’m on the way!

Most of all, I’m happy to be back on the blog and plan to share with you my thoughts on many wonderful books I’ve read over the past few months including WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER, ILLUMINAE, SALT TO THE SEA, and THE LAKE HOUSE.

Of course, you all know I’m very exited about tomorrow because it’s the release of Marissa Meyer’s final installment in The Lunar Chronicles series, WINTER! I’ll be dropping everything to read once my copy arrives. NOVEMBER 10TH is the DAY!

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Eventually I look forward to sharing more TOP TEN TUESDAY posts and WAITING ON WEDNESDAY posts as well, because there are a lot of upcoming releases I’m very excited about.

I also can’t wait to tell you more about my life so far as a School Librarian. It’s certainly not dull, and there are so many wonderful moments in the library with students as young as age 4 all the way up to 12. We have a fabulous picturebook section, and even boast a healthy YA selection as well (not even mentioning all the other sections of the library!) You can imagine I’m having a ball recommending books to students…and getting some recommendations from them as well.

Of course, one of my favorite things to see in the library is young readers immersed in their books!reading girl

I have much more to share but it will have to wait until my next post.

Are you a Librarian?

Do you have any tips for me during my first year in the library?

Also, what books have you read in the last two months that you think EVERYONE SHOULD READ?!? Are you excited about WINTER??

Until next time, Happy Reading!

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What Katie Read

It Begins!! Bout of Books 14 Sign-Up & Goals

Be excited!! It’s time for another BOUT OF BOOKS!!

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As many of you know, Bout of Books is a focused week of reading and you can set any or no goals at all! I’m finished with two of my three classes I ‘m teaching this summer, so I have a little more reading time freed up. I have some lofty goals, because I would rather they be lofty than low. I have several books to finish up this week (World After, Trixie Belden, and Maybe In Another Life) as well as a few from the library I want to tackle in addition to an ALA ARC. I have a long plane flight on Thursday and I’ve specifically set aside several books for that! Here’s my proposed stack that I will pull from:

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If you’re not familiar with Bout of Books, here’s more info:

“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.”

I’m hoping to participate in some challenges, as well as at least one of #boutofbooks chats. What about you? Are you taking part? What titles do you have planned to read?

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