Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Monday!


Not only is it Monday (for a few more hours), it's also Spring Break, so my stack is toweringly optimistic.

Right before break, I finished listening to Code Name Verity. It was all kinds of brilliant, so I'm listening to Rose Under Firenext.

Maxine Kumin's final book And Short the Season: Poemscame. I'll savor it and make it last.

Franki loaned me Nightingale's Nestand I have Shannon Hale's Dangerousfrom the library.

I've hoarded a few books I ordered for the classroom library until I can read them:

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad!
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

I think the final Lunch Lady (Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle) is back on the shelf in my classroom -- I released it into the wild before I read it, so I may sneak back into school and read it while I can.

I have about twelve professional books stockpiled, but I'm not kidding myself. I hope to read:

Celebrating Writers: From Possibilities to Publication

Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts--and Life
Assessment in Perspective: Focusing on the Readers Behind the Numbers
Rethinking Intervention: Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers in Grades 3-6 Classrooms

Looks like some good reading weather the next few days! (...making lemonade, in case you were wondering...)


8 comments:

  1. The Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales are AWESOME! I cannot wait to hear what you think.
    I always have professional titles that I want to read, but it is so hard to fit them in all the time! I usually just read parts, but I know I need to spend some time finishing them all.
    I am going to read Rose Under Fire soon--I look forward to hearing what you think.

    Happy reading this week! :)

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  2. I absolutely loved Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. Just in awe of Wein's writing. I'm hoping to get to Rethinking Intervention this week, too. Happy reading!

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  3. Love your weather insert - yes, looks like good reading weather! I am also planning to read Rose Under Fire soon. It is in my "soon" TBR pile (many, many piles) Nightingale's Nest also on my list. Have heard amazing things.

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  4. Happy reading, Mary Lee! I listened to Code Name Verity, but I think I want to read Rose Under Fire in print. Anything with a non-traditional structure increases my need for paper and the ability to flip back and orient myself repeatedly:>)

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  5. Hi there Mary Lee, a towering pile of books is always something to look forward to. Happy Spring Break! My daughter's on a break as well and she has a few of her bookish friends over for some Just Dance marathon, but she's also been doing quite a bit of reading (she just finished Book 3 of Harry Potter and starting on the 4th one). I took a personal leave in the coming two days for a blissful long weekend just reading and doing a bit of traveling too. Enjoy!

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  6. We are honored to make the list -- would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks
    Clare and Tammy

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  7. I'm humbled to make your list, Mary Lee! Sounds like it's going to be a great break!

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  8. Have a wonderful spring break! I wish you many hours of reading.

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