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Confession Time

18 May

Well, I have a confession to make.

I haven’t been reading.

Well, that’s not 100% true.  I have been reading; I just cannot seem to finish a book.

According to my Goodreads, the last book I finished was on April 16th – OVER A MONTH AGO!

Now, also according to my Goodreads, I am also Currently Reading 6 books. (And if I updated the new audio I am listening to, it would technically be 7.)

So you see the issue I am having,  I cannot seem to commit to any one book all the way through right now.  It has clearly been a struggle.

There are some reasons why:

  • I am crazy busy! I never seem to remember how much the end of the school year can suck away at me
  • Prom was a little over a week ago.  This was my fourth year as sponsor. It pretty much consumed my life from after Spring Break to the actual date.
  • A lot of personal things have been going on this year that have been tough at times.
  • I am having audio book issues. I love eAudio Books but for some reason, my library cooperative only allows you one week per book.  I was so into I Was Here by Gayle Forman, listening to it to and from work, walking Taylor, and even while grocery shopping.  I could not renew because someone had it on hold.  So now I have it on hold again.
  • There are so many books I want to read, I just can’t decide.

I have written about reading slumps before. This one is different.  I am reading and want to read; I just have way too much going on right now, with books I am reading and otherwise.

So here’s my plan.  Of all the books I am “Currently Reading,” Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen is probably my favorite. It’s a light read and pretty funny, too.  Then I will probably continue with The Hunted by Matt de la Pena, which I am also enjoying.  Soon, it will be summer and I will have more time.  Plus, I’m focusing on my and relaxation this summer and reading definitely helps with that.

So that is why I have been quiet here.  I hope to pop in more and meet my three post goal here on out. Hope all the teachers out there are hanging in there during these last few weeks.  We are almost there!

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.  I  actually feel better now!

It’s Monday, April 20, 2015! What are you reading?

20 Apr

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It’s been a while again.  Things get so crazy!  There has been a lot of reading thanks to Spring Break a couple of weeks ago.  Here’s what’s been going on in my reading life.

What I’ve Read Lately


I really ended up loving Denton Little’s DeathdateThe concept was pretty fascinating.  And I loved the minor characters!  A number of scenes had me laughing out loud.

AS King continues to impress me!  I wonder if there’s anything she will write that I will dislike.  Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future had me thinking a lot.  Her books are just amazing!

I have had Mockingbird on my shelf for years. I finally picked it up.  It was a one day read.  It was heartbreaking but also so beautiful.

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is one of those ‘classic’ YA titles that I have been meaning to read for years.  I am glad I did.I really enjoyed it

I also checked out 2 ebooks from the library recently. The Crossover needs to be on every single middle and high school teacher’s shelf!  I could not stop reading it.  Amazing.  And How It Went Down is so important with everything happening in our country now.  It is another one that really makes the reader think.  These will need to be added to my shelf soon!

What I’m Reading This Week

I have started The Spectacular Now a couple times and couldn’t stay in it.  This time, it is sticking.  I’m really liking the writing.  It just seems so real.

I really want to get The Hunted read before it comes out in May.  I loved The Living and want to see where the story is going.  So thankful to my friend Beth for the ARC.

What are you reading this week?