Monday, September 12, 2011


In My Mailbox

I have not done an In My Mailbox posting in forever (I have not had a lot of time for blogging as of late) but that needs to change. In My Mail Box is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
Books all from the library:

We'll Always Have Summer- Jenny Han
Wither- Lauren De Stefano
Rules of Attraction- Simone Elkeles
Waterfall- Lisa Tawn Bergren
The Magnolia League- Katie Crouch

I was so excited to stumble upon Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren. I first discovered this book on a giveaway for Kristi's blog (The Story Siren) and I was really interested in this series.

I put We'll Always Have Summer on reserve about a month and a half ago and had to wait for about 10 people to get to it. I really wanted to finish this series in the summer, but I am reading it now. I already know it would have been so much better at the early to mid part of summer.

I have hears so many good things about Simone Elkeles's Attraction series. I currently have the first two checked out and really want to get to them soon.

Wither- I am so behind on my dystopian books...

The Magnolia League looks good to me, but I have heard that the reviews for it are not that great. We'll see...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jenny Han....You Play Me Like a Fiddle

I'm looking to see if anyone out there has read or is reading Jenny Han's summer series...I don't think I have ever been pushed in so many different directions while reading. It isn't anything overly deep, but she just has a certain way of making the reader rock and roll.

Review to follow...

And yes, she does deserve this very random blog post. Just wow.

September To Be Read

TBR Pile for September

I didn?t really read much for the month of August because I was busy with the teaching jobs search. That being said, I am teaching now and that is what has taken up a lot of my time recently. I am lucky that the district that I currently work for practices SSR (Silent Structured Reading) everyday. This has helped me tremendously in the reading department and it really does help the students too. It is so fascinating to see what the students are reading. What do you guys think of the new phenomenon of having everyone in the school stop and read? I have 9th graders in my room at the time that occurs and it seems like 90 percent really enjoy this time. In any case, it is really interesting to see what books the students are carrying around and what they are into.

So, without further ado, here is my TBR pile for September. I failed royally at my
August to be read pile, so a lot of the books that were on my August list will be making a return onto the list for September.

Currently Reading: We'll Always Have Summer-Jenny Han

Nevermore- Kelly Creagh

Die For Me- Amy Plum

If I Stay- Gayle Forman

Perfect Chemistry- Simone Elkeles

Yep, that's it. Let's not forget I am full time teaching?