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In the Past
It's been a MONTH since my last IMWAYR and I've only read 8 books. Besides working on a couple of presentations, I've just not been interested in reading. I was able to pick up some recommendations from twitter (thanks @KRWLucy and @KelleeMoye) and hope those will provide my jumpstart. I'm not worried, though. It happens every few months then I'm right back in it!
I finished reading Insignia by SJ Kincaid with Maria for our November Batty About Books. Check out Parts 1, 2, and 3. We'll have our final post on Saturday.
I truly enjoyed Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley with illustrations by the great Dan Santat. You need to check that one out!
I made a small dent in my Mock Printz reads by finishing The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. We are discussing it this month on Goodreads.
Overall - 2 adult books, 1 picture book, 1 middle grade, and 4 YA novels.
In the Present
I'm reading a book written by a friend and I'm loving it! I hope she pursues getting it published! Great YA contemporary romance in the style of Sarah Dessen.
I'm thisclose to being done with the audio of Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery and I can't wait to recommend this one to any staff working with autistic students. Combining facts about autism and farming with Temple's life offers a way to personalize autism as well as learn how to work with students you come in contact with.
In the Future
I have some nonfiction reading I want to do: Bomb by Sheinkin, Moonbird by Hoose, Invincible Microbe by Murphy and I have some Mock Newbery and Mock Printz reads I need to finish. I especially look forward to reading those suggestions from @KelleeMoye - Drama by Telgemeier, Capture the Flag by Messner, Year of the Beasts by Castellucci and Bitterblue by Cashore - all book s just laying around waiting for me to pick them up!
From the Archives
I've been MIA these past days because I go back to school tomorrow and figured I should get out and do some stuff. Here are three stack...