Saturday, November 14, 2020

Sunday Post #52/Sunday Salon #26


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. This represents a full year of Sunday Posts, if I'd posted weekly. As it stands, I haven't done this since May. And it's the one time my Sunday Post count will be twice my Sunday Salon count, so that's...probably not very exciting. Okay, on with the post!

What I Read: 5 books
La Perdida (3/5)--random graphic novel I picked up from a Little Free Library. I liked the art and the bilingualism but did not like the stupidity of the main character and the awful effects of her choices. Definitely not for kids.
Boy Toy (3.5/5) VERY disturbing topic, but I like how the narrator's perspective is shown to be his understanding of things while also being completely wrong.
Class Act (4.5/5) great middle grade graphic novel with plenty of Easter Eggs. Review here.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (4/5) Fierce and funny.
Raybearer (4.5/5) Loved this West African inspired fantasy. Review next week.

What I'm Reading/What's Next

I started listening to the audiobook of Darius the Great Deserves Better, and I'm so happy to be reacquainted with Darius, now out to himself and his family. I also just generated a list of a dozen books I'll be reading for next year's OBOB selection committee. I'm on the middle grade committee this time instead of the high school, so I basically signed up for books I've been meaning to read from my classroom library. If you're curious, my assigned list is here.

Three Things
  1. I discovered the will to blog. 
  2. I shared a very silly story outline with my students as an example for what they were to do. I added that like the girl in my story I'd been fired on the third day of my first job, but unlike her, I hadn't murdered my boss. They immediately offered to track him down and murder him for me. So sweet.
  3. It's fall! These yard photos kind of match the book covers above, don't they? 


  1. Love the fall picks. The colors are stunning your neck of the woods. Glad to hear you didn't murder your boss, and that you found the will to blog. Yeah for Genie Lo! I am a fan of that duology. I did hope it would be more books, but I was so happy with the wrap we did get in the sequel. It was nice to revisit Darius again too.

  2. I love your fall photos! The leaves are already off the trees here because it’s snowed a few times. I guess fall is over. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Beautiful pics! I know that throughout my 12 years of blogging I have had my ups and downs, much like life, I suppose.

  4. We've been missing you here. Glad to have you back. Hope your blogging mojo is surging.

    I'm interested in reading Class Act and Darius the Great Deserves Better.

    Love the leaves! We saw some fall color last week in Arizona, and that's something I never ever see. Beautiful. Couldn't stop taking pictures.

  5. I have Darius the Great Deserves Better on my TBR shelf and just noticed it this morning. Maybe I'll read it next.

  6. Nice fall colors — here in Michigan most of the leaves have now fallen, and we have stark bare winter trees.

    be well... mae at

  7. The Epic Crush looks cool. The fall pictures are wonderful...such color!


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