I really need to stop reading so many books at once... I'm loving all of these for very different reasons and have wasted entirely too much time trying to decide which one I'm in the mood to read tonight...
I just noticed that a bunch of Catherine Ryan Howard‘s books are on sale for $0.99 today! I really liked 56 Days, so I‘m looking forward to reading a few more of her titles! #kindledeals
We're supposed to be reading a book about the planets. In reality, Nina is telling us everything she knows about space, gravity, why the earth is hard (because there's dirt under the grass, of course!), and so much more... Did you know that the reason we can't live on Mercury is because it's too hot for our feet?! "You can't wear sandals!" ???
It took me awhile to get into this one but once I did, it was a quick, fun read. The trope where the relationship starts on the basis of some sort of lie is not one I generally like, so I think that's where my initial hesitation came from. But I do like characters who can admit they were wrong and grow together...
Before this, the only book I'd read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia was Mexican Gothic and they were very, very different stories. It seems the author enjoys trying out different genres, which is kind of cool.
This felt like sort of a Jane Austen-ish period drama with magic, and it was a lot of fun!
@TheAromaofBooks this is my November #bookspin
I was a little unsure how reading a book about the pandemic would make me feel, especially since we are seeing a major surge in my area again right now... but I actually really liked this! I guessed a couple of the twists, but not all of them and I liked the ending. I will definitely be reading more from this author!
So very excited for this #newyearwhodis list from @sebrittainclark - I've already read a few titles, and thoroughly enjoyed them, so that makes me hopeful for the rest! The tagged book is definitely top of my list since I own it, but there's a bunch of others I'm interested in!
@monalyisha thank you so much for organizing this, and taking so much care in matching readers up!
I can see where this book might not work for everyone, but it was just what I needed this week... I read it slowly and savored every page 💙
@suvata @DGRachel @rsteve388 I've got to double check who I'm sending this to, but I'll get it in the mail sometime next week! #lmpbc
This has been been a month of one excellent book after another, and this might be my favorite yet. The story, the writing, even the author's note at the end... all of it was beautiful. I listened to most of it on audio, and even that was so well done!
Half my 6th grade book club is quarantined right now, but we finished reading our first book of the year yesterday! They loved it, and wanted to take a picture with the book - which we sent to the author on Twitter. Are they not the cutest little things?!?! #librariansoflitsy #teachersoflitsy #litsyloveslibraries
I've noticed a trend with Kiersten White's books... I read the first book in a new series or trilogy and absolutely LOVE it. I anxiously await the publication of book 2, start reading as soon as I get my hands on a copy, and then completely lose interest in the story. I've tried 3 times to get invested in this story and it just feels like a chore to get through it, so I'm giving up.
This book is everything that historical fiction should be, and the forced removal of Japanese Americans during WWII is such an important topic right now. I learned so much while truly coming to care for the characters. The author included a note in the back where she explained how certain characters and events were inspired by her own grandparents' experiences and the explained some of her language choices.
I was in the mood for some historical fiction this weekend, so I brought home a stack of 4 different books to choose from. Intending to read the first chapter of each and deciding from there, I picked this one up first... and then didn't put it back down until I was almost 100 pages in! Decision made 😂
This was just pure fun - I can't wait to read the sequel! It wasn't perfect; the love triangle annoyed me... but the riddles and games reminded me of The Westing Game in the best way.
Feeling inspired by all the fun Litsy swaps, @LittleMouse5708 and I decided to organize our own at work. I made a survey and sent it out to faculty and staff an hour ago and there has already been so much interest- I can hardly contain my excitement!! #schoollibraries #teachersoflitsy #librariansoflitsy
We have a small group of high school students who have recently discovered poetry and its been really fun to watch how excited they are about it! These are some books that were recommended or requested for the library... I've never been a huge poetry reader but I think much of that is because of how it was taught when I was in school.
Fortunately, the English teachers I work with are fabulous, right @LittleMouse5708 ?!
When it's Friday at 2pm, the end of a very. long. week... you choose books to take home for the weekend, completely disregarding the piles of books waiting at home already. As if I'm even going to have time to read any of them 🤣
Well. That was certainly something...
There were aspects of this book that I really loved (spoiler tagged comment below), but I did struggle with some of the gruesome body horror. I think it was partly because I was reading this in small bits during breaks at work so I never got fully into the story, but some of the horror aspects fell a little forced. I liked the concept, but felt like the execution was a little lacking.
I thought it was kind of interesting that I picked up two YA novels I was thinking of reading and flipped through the first few pages, the tagged book and Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Both started with a quote from James Baldwin...
Both had compelling first chapters and now I can't decide what to read!
@kellyann28 I am SO glad you chose this for #lmpbc because who knows if I ever would have gotten to it otherwise, and it was just fantastic! Exactly the book I needed right now!
I'm finishing up my final thoughts and will get it in the mail in the next few days. @DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers
My favorite work days are when teachers come to me and say, "so I have this idea..."
Today I am pulling together short stories that 9th graders will enjoy. They're ending their short story unit by creating a set of podcasts where they discuss some of the stories they've read. #schoollibraries #librariansoflitsy #teachersoflitsy