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It’s Monday, November 18! What are you reading?


“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is a meme co-hosted by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts. Just like #booksaroundtheroom, it is a way to share books you’ve been reading, reviewing, and loving during the last week. I read a lot, both on my own and with my two kids, Corbchops (1980 days) and The Iza (1225 days). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.

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I have, in fact, been reading. Not as much. But I’ve been doing it. What I haven’t been doing is #IMWAYR. I don’t know if I’ll get this up every week. But I’ll try.

Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:

Middle Grade:

I finished three middle grade novels last week.

  • A Wig in the Window, by Kristen Kittscher. I listened to this one. It was a lot of fun, though I was unprepared for the staggering number of boob and butt jokes. So, perfect for middle school.
  • The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander. I reread this for Girls Read book club. some girls liked it, some didn’t. Some couldn’t even get through it enough to come to the meeting. Surprising! But we had a good discussion, all the same.
  • “When Did You See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket. More mystery and fun with language from Mr. Snicket.

Picture Books:

I  read 1 new picture book last week.

  • When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick. Fantastic picture book biography.


Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:

The Truth of Me, by Patricia MacLachlan


What are you reading?



  1. Lorna says:

    I enjoyed Wig in the Window and am so excited that when Kristen is in town visiting family over Thanksgiving she is going to pop over to our middle school and elementary school for some casual author visits . . . it looks like some sixth graders and fifth graders. Good to see you posting for this meme. I know it’s been an exhausting year but I love your effort to stay positive.

    • So lucky! Her book is perfect for 5th and 6th. It will crack them up.

      It’s been hard to blog on any sort of a schedule. We’ll see if I can handle twice a week. It helps me to know you’re out there reading them. Love my NW tweeps.

  2. Sue Jackson says:

    My son LOVED The Book of Three and the rest of that series when he was in middle-school!

    Enjoy your books this week –

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  3. carriegelson says:

    Lovely to see you here as a part of #IMWAYR again! I really want to read When Marian Sang – looks just beautiful! Happy reading!

  4. I really wanted to read The Wig in the Window, there’s nothing I love more than a good MG mystery! The Book of Three is one of my favorites, but I can see how it might be a struggle for some readers.

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