My life in books:
What a great two weeks of reading. I read amazing books before spring break began and then a week off (with UK visitors) was also a good week:
- Serpent King by Jeff Zentner--So darn good! It's a 2017 YA Award winner.
- In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear--the most recent Maisie Dobbs mystery as part of a TLC Books Tour.
- When We Collided by Emery Lord--Another amazing 2017 YA Award winner.
- City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson--Set in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this one is really good
- Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner--And yet another incredible YA book!
- Amina's Voice by Heta Khan--a nice middle-grade novel
- Read Your Own Damn Books--My goal is to read 25 books from my TBR shelves this year. So far I've read 13, but I didn't add any in the past two weeks. I've been on a YA library-borrowing binge.
- Travel the World in Books--The idea is to read books set in as many countries as possible. This month I added a book set in Kenya and DR Congo.
- Literary Escapes--Similar to the previous challenge, this one tracks the US states. This month I added a book set in Illinois.
- Read all of the ALA YA Award Winners--Three of the books that I read in the past two weeks were 2017 YA winners and they were all incredible.
I've also been working to plan a professional development day (Monday, tomorrow!) for all of our social studies teachers. I want it to be useful and interesting so that stresses me out even though I know I can't make everyone happy no matter what I plan. :-)
I also got to spend 24 hours with my daughter before she flew off to the east coast on a school-sponsored college visit trip. She was a little pouty that she was going and not just coming home to relax, but I know she'll be fine once she gets there with her friends and starts seeing various colleges between DC and Boston.