Write On Reviewathon

Write On Reviewathon

October 23, 2014 Review-a-Thon 0

  The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Let’s get those reviews done!     So, technically it’s my anniversary tomorrow, and I have an event on Saturday, but I will get some reviews done! I swear it! My list: Sisters Wild River Hook’s Revenge Hilda and the Black Hound El Deafo  

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Midwest Blogger Meet Up

Midwest Blogger Meet Up

October 22, 2014 Bookish 1

So, even though I had the Dewey Readathon this weekend, I had signed up for this awesome Midwest Blogger Meet up – all of them teacher bloggers! We met at Lakeshore Learning in Palatine. Huge thanks to Jameson from Lessons with Coffee and Lindsey from Thriving in 3rd for setting this awesome event up! There was lots of great food….     Crafts and chats….   And lotsa goodies to take home. I had a blast and it was great getting to know some other teacher bloggers!

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Top New Series I Want To Start

Top New Series I Want To Start

October 21, 2014 Top Ten Tuesdays 3

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top New Series I Want To Start Listed in no particular order.   Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu   The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare, #1) by M.G. Buehrlen Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1) by Laura Bickle The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1) by Mindee Arnett The Farm (The Farm, #1) by Emily McKay Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec, #1) by Sandra Waugh Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1) by Leah Cypess

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The Monster Report

The Monster Report

October 20, 2014 The Monster Report 3

Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Sheila‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? For Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie Currently Reading: Atlantia by Ally Condie I had surgery this week so my reading got put on hold. For Review: Thea Stilton and the Missing Myth by Geronimo Stilton The Whisper by Aaron Starmer Beastkeeper by Cat Hellison The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield Witherwood Reform School by Obert Skye Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks Gift: I got my SLANTBox this week! Yay! Thanks to Amber at Creative Ideas for the Upper Elementary School. Read this Week:   Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics by Chris Duffy Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz Happy… Read more »

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Book Review: Snow Like Ashes

Book Review: Snow Like Ashes

October 19, 2014 Book Review 0

For Meira, her birthplace of Winter seems like a dream. The life she should have had taken away in an instant. Thanks to the evil king of Spring. From that instant, the country of Winter ceased to be. Its thousands of citizens killed or captured. Except Meira, the Prince of Winter, Mather, and a few other citizens. Their only hope to save their country lies in recovering the broken necklace of the former Queen. Snow Likes Ashes, on the surface, seemed to be everything I could have hoped for. A plucky, female lead with great potential. Magic!! Plus, a are-they / will-they type romance. This book just simply seemed to be screaming my name. However, for one reason or another, Snow Likes Ashes and I never connected the way I hoped. A female lead with a tragic past and an unknown future. Meira, early on, was a lead I could definitely get behind. Strong. Possibly fierce. Definitely a strong desire to prove herself. I found myself liking Meira almost right away, but at the same time getting frustrated often by how young she seemed. Throwing tantrums. Or risking it all with no indication that she has a chance. Meira is… Read more »

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