Posts filed under: Reading Journal

2019 Reading Challenge – Update

I’m actually really surprised to discover that it is May and I’m only five books into my challenge. Of course, I don’t count student essays or all the texts we read for school in my challenge. Books read/heard: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe That Inevitable Victorian Thing Two Can... Read More

2019 Reading Challenge

While I’d like to increase my goal from this past year (that I hit, thank you very much), I like to think that I have realistic expectations. With that being said, I plan on maintaining my goal of 36 new books read this year. This will not, of course, take... Read More

2018 Reading Challenge – Completed

Despite the hardships faced by English teachers who want to read books (meaning, we have to read a ton of crappy essays so there is no time to read what we want to read), I was able to complete my 2018 Reading Challenge. I even went over by two books!... Read More

Review: We Were Liars

I listened to this book with my creative writing class on the advice of another teacher. My class is made up of 22 students of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. There is about the same number of boys and girls in the class. With a few exceptions, they really enjoyed... Read More

Updated Reading Challenge 2018

I’m up to 33 books read this year. Actually, I think I may have forgotten to put some on the list. You can check out the entire list here. Updated titles are all young adult (I’m reading them to discuss with my students) and commonly dystopian. Here are the most... Read More

Review: We Are Legion

Originally posted on Goodreads. This book is for: fans of science fiction. The Bobiverse Series includes: We are Legion (We are Bob), For We Are Many, and All These Worlds Bob Johansson is a pretty smart guy – until he gets killed in an almost cringe-worthy coincidental accident as soon... Read More

Reading Challenge 2018

Seeing as I have all this teacher stuff going on – and I want to have all this writer stuff going on – I decided to go light on my reading challenge this year. However, I’m really blowing through the numbers, so I may have to reevaluate my goal! 2018... Read More