It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/13/2020 #imwayr

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Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give Kathryn’s (at Book Date) “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme a kidlit focus, reviewing books in children’s literature (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, or anything in the world of kidlit). If you enjoy this type of reading, join us every Monday to share what you’ve been reading!


It’s finally happening, y’all. WE ARE MOVING!! We have a firm closing date set for this Friday, July 17th. I’m a mixed jumble of emotions, right now. As I’ve mentioned before, this is the only home all five of my children have ever known. In fact, our youngest two children were actually born IN THIS HOUSE — one downstairs and one upstairs in our bedroom. ❤ We have loved our home and have done so much to it over the last 14+ years. However, five kids means needing more space if they want to invite lots of teen and tween friends over for dinner, games, or movie nights. We feel quite lucky that this new home became available when it did. Even better, it’s only a block up the road from our current house. So we won’t really be forfeiting our amazing, longterm neighbors. Woohoo!! Be thinking of us this week as we face grueling heat while we pack and move. And send us all your positive thoughts and prayers that our old home will sell sooner rather than later!

Thank you for visiting, today. Clearly, I’m not getting as much reading done this month, so I’m going to make this post super short. So look up into the first image in this post. Everything in that book pile I either finished reading this week or I’m currently still reading. LOL I’ll just have to finish writing my reviews once we’re on the other side of this move. However, I’ll plan to make it around to everyone’s posts throughout the week.

What are YOU reading?

16 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/13/2020 #imwayr

  1. Congratulations on finally getting to move (and good luck)! I look forward to hearing about the books in the image (particularly The Middler, Starting From Seneca Falls, and Black Brother, Black Brother). Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I will think of you this week and especially Friday. Hope everything goes well. It’s wonderful that while you might be leaving a beloved home, you are not leaving friends behind. Good luck!

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  3. Good luck with the move! And I’m glad to hear that you are gaining a bathroom, not losing your neighbors. I’m looking forward to hearing about your thoughts on several of those books.

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    1. Neighbors are so important! I’m glad that we got to keep our old ones and that, so far, we’re enjoying our new ones. Of course, with social distancing we haven’t spent much time face-to-face, but they’ve texted and left us notes, vegetables, etc. Cant’ wait to get to know everyone better!


    1. Now that it’s been a few weeks, and I’m thinking back on Black Brother, Black Brother, I kinda wish I’d read the print book instead of listened to the audiobook. There are just some books that I later wish I’d read with my eyes…


  4. I am hoping at this point that your move is complete and you are settling into your new home! I know the feeling of 7 people in one bathroom; my family had this situation (with a mother and three teenage girls) for years before my folks finally added on! I’m sure you can imagine the tensions that caused!
    I have not read anything in your pile, but i feel like I can relate to the title “Seriously, Just go to Sleep!” every night with my kids! 🙂 I might have to look into that one!

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    1. Hi Sarah. Nothing like an almost three week late response! LOL But yes, having seven people and one bathing facility was very difficult. We were considering adding on to our house, but ended up finding our new home one block down. Now we have four bathrooms — well, one of them is a half bath… but still, it’s so much easier to not be scrambling for the only shower in the house. 🙂


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