Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Salon: January 6, 2019


My life in books over the past week: 

  • The Fire Priest by Stephen Murdoch--YA fiction (fantasy)
  • The Widows by Jess Montgomery--Adult fiction (historical)
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill--elementary / MG graphic novel, a CYBILS Award finalist
  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol--elementary / MG graphic novel, a  CYBILS Award finalist
  • Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke--elementary / MG graphic novel, a CYBILS Award finalist
  • The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell--elementary / MG graphic novel, a CYBILS Award finalist
  • The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag--elementary / MG graphic novel, a CYBILS Award finalist
Challenges progress:
  • Diversity Reading Challenge--I have read 1 book for this challenge: it was set in an Aztec-like kingdom.
  • Non-fiction--I have read 0 books for this challenge so far.
  • Literary Escapes--I have read books set in 2 states so far: California and Ohio; and in 2 countries: Canada and the USA.
  • Read all of the ALA YA Award Winners--Winners are announced in February.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The January motif is "New to You" and I am counting The Widows by Jess Montgomery.
My life outside books:
Work:
I haven't worked for the past week, but I go back tomorrow.

Personal:
Wow, the first week of January is already over. I've spent the week taking care of my mom who has pneumonia, beginning to read the graphic novels for the CYBILS awards, and hanging out with my daughter. Not a bad way to spend week two of my vacation. 

And, we got rain last night! For southern California this is a big deal. We managed to get rain, but not so much that it triggered mudslides or debris flows. So, it's all good.


Happy New Year!

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