It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/1/2021 #imwayr

I can hardly believe it’s already March. This month is my 6-year-old's and my 12-year-old's birthdays, so we have a bunch of planning to do and at least one slumber party to prepare for. I'm also looking forward to the North Texas Teen Book Festival March 5 - 6! As many already know, I grew … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/1/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/22/2021 #imwayr

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had family or friends who suffered through unexpected temps/weather in the south. Almost my entire family lives in Texas and this past week was not a pretty experience for many of them. Normally they'd make fun of themselves and we'd all laugh about how they just can't … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/22/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/15/2021 #imwayr

Like many others, we've had a very cold and snowy week. So we loaded up on groceries with a pick-up order on Wednesday and were pretty excited when our college campus was closed on Friday. I lost count of how many times we had to shovel sidewalks and driveways (for two properties, since we still … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/15/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/8/2021 #imwayr

We've had a pretty good week as we received a verbal offer on our old house. We were considering taking it off the market since we're in the middle of a pandemic (plus snow!) and rent it out since sooooo many people have asked to rent it. Then BOOM, we suddenly got a new crop … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/8/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/1/2021 #imwayr

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 … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/1/2021 #imwayr

#MustReadin2021 1/28/2021

I'm so glad to be participating in the #MustRead challenge again in 2021 (sadly, I skipped 2020 🥺). My thanks to Cheriee of Library Matters and Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life for hosting this community (previously created and hosted by Carrie at There's a Book for That). If you want to link … Continue reading #MustReadin2021 1/28/2021

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/25/2021 #imwayr

Today is the DAY! I'm super excited to hear the winners and honor books announced for the 2021 Youth Media Awards!! I've enjoyed checking out various mock award sites from the last couple months and it will sure be fun to see which of our beloved reads make the final list. A large part of … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/25/2021 #imwayr

BOOK REVIEW: Goodbye, Mr. Terupt

Goodbye, Mr. Terupt (Mr. Terupt #4) Rob Buyea December 1, 2020 Delacorte Press Oh my. Rob Buyea does it again. I've loved following Mr. Terupt and the seven students (Jeffrey, Luke, Peter, Alexia, Anna, Jessica, and Danielle) from his old fifth grade class through books #1 to #3. There was a little bit of concern … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Goodbye, Mr. Terupt

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/18/2021 #imwayr

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone! We won't be participating in any of the local MLK, Jr. events this year, because our daughter just tested positive for Covid-19. Pretty much the moment after the hospital called with her test results, the state health department called to quarantine our whole family until Monday, January 25th. … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/18/2021 #imwayr

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/11/2021 #imwayr

I'm not really sure what to say about the political events of this past week, in my country. It's been one of the more shocking experiences for the United States (and that's really saying a lot, considering the last few months). The division is unnerving, and I'm not certain our wounds will fully heal any … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/11/2021 #imwayr