Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday Post #41/Sunday Salon #15

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz expanded Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.

What I Read
Wintersong, The Astonishing Color of After, and Tosh Hearts Tolstoy. These have all been nominated to be on the 9-12th grade list for our state battle of the books next year. My favorite was Tash Hearts Tolstoy.

Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) The Astonishing Color of After Tash Hearts Tolstoy

What I'm Reading/What's Next
I've started reading Frogkisser! which is on this year's 6-8th grade OBOB list. I'm also looking forward to diving into Leigh Bardugo's first adult novel, Ninth House, and then another bunch of potential future OBOB books.

Three Things

  • I've started knitting again, and am working on a pair of fingerless gloves for myself and a scarf for my sister.
  • Saturday I hosted my second "read-in" at school, and it was so fun. I didn't get very many kids, but it's the first day of a week off, so I know some families were leaving town, etc. They read and did crafts and giggled and listened to music. I was especially pleased because I've been frustrated that my OBOB club is 100% white, but this gathering was 100% Latinx. Our school is nearly 50/50, with slightly more Latinx, so I want to see better representation at things I organize.
  • Last Monday was Latvian Independence Day, so I told my classes stories about Latvia, which made me happy. 

Have a good week, and enjoy the turkey if that's your thing!


  1. I'd love to learn to knit. Maybe someday. Glad your read-in was fun!

  2. I used to knit and crochet a lot, but my arthritis keeps me from doing it now. I hope you will post a picture of your gloves when they are done.

  3. A read-in sounds like a great activity, I hope it continues to be successful

    Wishing you a great reading week

  4. Glad that your read-in was a success and that you it appealed to kids you haven't been able to reach as much!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. I bet you were happy with your Read-In. I made a little tic-tac-toe board for the upcoming Thankfully Reading Weekend that might be fun to use with kids. I'll post that at the start of the event on Wednesday. Sometimes it's fun to challenge ourselves.

    I hope you get some time to read for yourself over this little break. It sounds like you are getting the chance to read lots of books for the BOTB.

    I hope you have a great week!

  6. I love to knit. I haven't had much time since I moved but I hope to get back to it soon when I've finished up with more of the unpacking. My current project is in my go bag just to my right, a dog sweater. Have a lovely weekend and happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   


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