Category Archives: summer reading

2014 Summer Reading List

The school year officially ended last Friday and since then, my days have been filled with watching the kids spend time being outside, playing Uno with the kids, and vegging out on the couch. According to a family friend, my family is glowing. … Continue reading

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Saturday blogging break

This is one of my favorite places to sit and read. It’s also the chair that I have to share with the kids if I ever want to sit in it. The sunshine shines in just right and a breeze … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

I had a pretty good week reading-wise. For the Orange Prize, I read The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard and Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles. Both were excellent reads especially The Song of Achilles which gave me a reading … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: July reading plans

Morning! It’s about 9 a.m. here and already it’s warm. Why?! The weather is crazy all over the United States right now so if you’re on the East Coast, I hope you’re keeping cool. If you’re anywhere that’s flooding, I … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Summer Reading, Read-a-thons, and Read-alongs

Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 16th here but when you’re a student, it starts the very second you’ve finished with your last final. Since my last final is over tomorrow afternoon, I’ve started picking out potential reads for my … Continue reading

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July: Looking at the month ahead

Picture by plastAnka We’re passed the halfway mark for the year! I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. The kids’ last day of school was just a few weeks ago and I’m already looking ahead at back-to-school sales! … Continue reading

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Diversify Your Reading Challenge

Authors Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon have started a new reading challenge on their blog, Diversity in YA Fiction.  It’s called the Diversify Your Reading Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get participants reading MG and YA books … Continue reading

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Summer reading and looking ahead

Summer is almost here by Leland Yesterday was the last day of the semester and I can’t tell you how relieved I am. I love the excitement of a new semester with teachers that I usually haven’t had before on … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Summer Reading

*Flickr Creative Commons Click on the picture to go to the artist’s page. Months before the end of my spring semester of school, I was counting down for the day that I could start my summer reading. Summer is when … Continue reading

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10 fiction books for the summer

When summer hits the only thing about my reading that changes is the amount of books I actually read. Like most readers I read more during the summer. This summer I signed up for Molly’s Summer Vacation Reading Challenge, joined … Continue reading

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