Tag Archives: YA

2015 Reading List Updated

I began 2015 with the modest goal to read at least 15 books. I have already surpassed the goal and the year is just about half over! I am loving the fact that I have more free time to read … Continue reading

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Closer to 15 (long before the end of ’15!)

I made a commitment to read at least 15 books in 2015, joining via the #Read15in15 hashtag on twitter. In Read 15 in 15 Progress, I described the first four books I read. In What else have you read?, I … Continue reading

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What else have you read?

This is my second Read 15 in 15 update! You can see the first update here. In addition to reading some real books recently, I spent a lot of time listening to podcasts and audio books. I was late to … Continue reading

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Read 15 in 15 Progress

Have you scrolled through the #Read15in15 twitter hashtag? You can find a wide selection of book recommendations from educators across the globe. Because I tend to lose track of the books I read, I decided to capture my reads in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (Volume 6)

Every so often I do a round-up of what I’m reading. Volume 4 was all about twitter and pinterest! Volume 5 brought back some real book reading and this volume I’m digging back into some books for some purposeful¬†rereading. The … Continue reading

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The Reader in Me

I was recently inspired by Franki Sibberson to write 100 Things about Me as a Reader. This was an idea she shared in Scholastic’s book Open a World of Possible, which I wrote about in my last Things I’m Loving … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Author’s Craft

Have you ever finished a book and didn’t want to put it down? I just finished a great YA book and I was so sad to reach the end. The story ended well, but I wasn’t yet finished with the … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] What Should Be

I recently began to listen to an audiobook during my work commute-¬†A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. From the first chapter I was thinking about the writing as a possible mentor text (which was especially hard considering I … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (Volume 4)

I love reading. I started these updates at the beginning of my doctoral journey, mostly to ease my personal guilt about having no time to read fiction or read for fun. Now my typical reading has expanded in so many … Continue reading

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What I’m reading these days (Volume 2)

As a full-time educational leader and a full-time doctoral student, sometimes I feel like all I do is read. Way back during my first semester of the doctoral program (which feels like it was 100 years ago!) I took time … Continue reading

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