It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/16/19

Oh, that cover! There are a number of cover options for Tanya Huff’s Confederation sci-fi series, and they’re all pretty terrible–though also kind of awesome in that 70s pulp cover way. They look like novels you’d step right past in the supermarket checkout line. Thankfully, I came across the series in a list of recommended…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/9/19

On the blog: A quickwrite slice in response to Wislawa Syzmborska’s poem, “Possibilities” In reading: Permanent Rose continues the Casson family saga. This one has plot developments for days, a new character in David, a reformed bully from Indigo’s school, who is the only one to see and help Rose at some key moments when…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/2/19

You’ve got to love a picture book that praises the magic of books and stories, and for me, it’s a bonus that it’s written by a former professional athlete. The story is fairly straightforward: looking into his magic hat, the magician in Malcolm Mitchell’s story is able to find that just right book for every…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/26/17 #imwayr

A new Kyo Maclear title is always cause for celebration. Operatic is quiet and delicate but powerful. It’s about all the things you might expect a graphic novel set in middle school to be about–identity, friendship, crushes, bullying. It’s also about opera. Maria Callas, to be exact. Much of the story unfolds in Mr. K’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/17/19

David Litt’s memoir, Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, begins with his work as a campaign worker in Ohio and follows his career as a speechwriter to the President. It’s witty, insightful, self-deprecating, full of interesting information about the Obama White House, and, despite the ups and downs of working for the government,…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/20/19

On the blog: A slice about reading serendipity and my favorite bookish podcast and why I almost never ask anyone what they’re reading right now In reading: Normally on a week when I only finished one book–which is strange and unusual in itself–I would just skip my Monday post. But I am trying to re-establish…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/13/19

On the blog: Three things I need more of right now (includes very cute kitten photo!) In reading: I don’t think I’ve ever met a Barbara O’Connor novel I didn’t love, and Wonderland has plenty to recommend it. It’s told in three voices, including Henry’s, a greyhound who has run away from a dog track…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/6/19

I feel like I should have far more to show for myself as a reader given that I’ve barely posted reading updates over the last two months and I have been reading, though not at my usual pace. But somehow, I don’t. Keep Going is Austin Kleon’s best book yet, a thoughtful and helpful exploration…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/8/19

You’d think that after taking several weeks off of Monday reading posts to focus on other challenges I’d have plenty of books to share. But I returned my last stack of picture books to the library unread and otherwise have way too many books started to finish many. I really enjoyed Weike Wang’s novel, Chemistry.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 2/25/19

In reading: It’s hard to believe that Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea qualifies as historical fiction, but it’s set in 2002, shortly after 9/11, and even though that feels like about five minutes ago to me, it’s definitely historical. I loved the main character, Shirin, a Muslim teenager who chooses to wear…