Best Book I Have Not Read

Writing, Reading, Teaching, Life, Attempting to Balance it All

In My Mailbox July 17, 2011

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne

Eon by Alison Goodman

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Black Cat by Holly Black


In My Mailbox 6 December 12, 2010

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Ruby Lu Star of the Show by Lenore Look

Flutter by Erin E. Moulton

Many thanks to my friend Travis and his fabulous wife Amanda!


Books bought with my son:

Geronimo Stilton A Very Merry Christmas

Geronimo Stilton graphic novel-The Coliseum Con

Judy Moody & Stink-The Holly Jolliday by Megan McDonald


With my daughter

Lauren Myracle- Luv Ya Bunches



In My Mailbox 5 December 5, 2010

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It’s been a big week!
I attended a SSCO Book Review event and came home with a great bag of books! I even have handed off ones that I have already read some to teacher friends for their classrooms.

Superintendent candidates are being interviewed for a January start (wait-didn’t we just get one in August. Oh yeah, she’s an interim!)

I’m working on my resume for a different educational position.

Handed off the following books:

I loved all three of these so was happy to get a chance to review them AND pass them on all in one evening.

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Keeper by Kathy Appelt

Trance by Linda Gerber (author from Central Ohio)

I came home with:

Matched by Ally Condi

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway

Hollow by Jessica Verday

Wolves, Boys, & Other Things that might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

Fathful by Janet Fox

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

Freefall by Mindi Scott

Virals by Kathy Reichs

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

Dear Anjali by Melissa Haber

Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Wildwing by Emily Whitman

Invisible Things by Jenny Davidson

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

She’s So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

Spirits in the Park by Scott Mebus


I think I now have a great supply for Winter Break.


In My Mailbox November 21, 2010

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (new cover) 

The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers   

Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka

Pyrotechnics On the Page: Playful Craft that Sparks Writing by Ralph Fletcher

Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflection by Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz

Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Choker by Elizabeth Woods (E-Galley)

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (E-Galley)

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell (E-Galley)



In My Mailbox 4 November 14, 2010

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Bemouth by Scott Westerfield

Infinity by SherriLynn Kenyon (audiobook)
Storyteller by Patricia Reilly Giff


Reviews written:
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Trance by  Linda Gerber


In My Mailbox November 7, 2010

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#3 In My Mailbox

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Saraswati’s Way by Monika Schroder

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

A Finders-Keepers Place by Ann Haywood Leal

Trance by Linda Gerber



In My Mailbox October 24, 2010

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In My Mailbox

First Boy by Gary Schmidt (audiobook)

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

I’m wracking my brain and this is all I’m coming up with? We even had a book fair and I went to the library! I had a blast helping at the Book Fair Family Night, trying to help kids and their parents find just the right book. I guess last week’s books and recent new releases are still not finished. Guess I should go read, rather than blog.