Monday, February 29, 2016

February Reading Recap

How did your February go?  Mine?  Pretty good.  Here's what happened.

Books Read

Reviews Posted

A post about the importance of independent reading--true independent reading--by Jennifer Serravallo, found at NerdyBookClub.  Definitely check it out if you works with kids or come in contact with them ever.

A Valentine's Day post from Me My Shelf and I about gifts for kids.  I love giving our daughter books as gifts for all holidays.  These are some great suggestions!

Jessica Lifshitz wrote a great guest post over at the Scholastic blog about reading logs and their evilness (I may have inserted the evil part there).  She has some great alternatives that I'm thinking about implementing next year.  I really love the idea of the locker sign and am trying to find a way to make it really work in our middle school environment.

What's Coming Up in March
Although I'm never really sure what I'll be reading and when it'll be posted, here are some books on my TBR for the next month.

I've been wanting to read this for awhile and I finally ordered it for my classroom.  I was able to get started on it last week during our snow day!  I'm hoping to have something to say about it very soon. 

Another book that's been on my TBR list for awhile.  A friend just read it and passed it along.  So now I *have* to read.  :) 
One of my Netgalley titles.  It has the earliest publication date on my list, so I'm going to try and read it before then so I can get a review out. 

Of course there will be plenty more books read this month, but you know me!  I don't tend to really follow any kind of schedule with choosing books.  When I try I just end up frustrated!  Here's hoping I find a really good book this month.  


  1. I've really slacked off in the reading department since the beginning of the year. I did read "Why Not Me" during a trip last week. It had a great message but I always feel as if she's holding back somehow. I don't know if it's because a book isn't her strongest medium or what. I imagine if she was telling me the same stories in person it would have a stronger punch.

    I'm about a third of the way through "Me Before You". I resisted this book for so long but finally caved and I'm kicking myself for holding out for so long.

  2. I started off strong, but this month has already beat me! I've been so behind in life, which puts me behind in blogging then. Oh well. It is what it is.

    I was just given Me Before You, but it's been put to the back of my pile. As for Why Not Me, I really had some issues with it as opposed to her first novel. In the first one, I felt a connection with her as a person--maybe because a good section was from her childhood and before she was famous, with just some celebrity woven into it. In Why Not Me, I really felt separated from her as she talked about some of the glamorous things she got to do/liked to do. They were just not things I have any connection to and not something I'm interested in reading about others doing. I know some people enjoy reading about it, but I liked her first book about growing up and becoming who she is. Easier to relate to.