Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Welcome August

Welcome Back:

Summer has skipped on by rather abruptly, and I am anxious to share it with all of you. I am heading back to Kennedy Primary School next week to get my library together and ready for students. I am so excited to see my friends and meet our new friends at Kennedy.  I have some changes in the library this year that I am excited to implement with new center activities and some STEM centers as well.
I will share all of these centers as I introduce them in the library. 

Books On Tour


I am excited to share my involvement with a group of 12, librarians and teachers across the U.S. We have created a new group called Books On Tour. This group will be sharing advanced reader copies (arcs) of books and/or new books to us. We then will share our thoughts and ideas and send the book on to the next member. I guess it would be like a traveling book club. The books do the traveling of 6,160 miles round trip. I am so excited to get to know these ladies and share our common passion of reading. A great big thanks to Audra Reed at her blog  The Reeding Librarian for putting this wonderful group together.





I also want to thank Liza Wiemer the author of  Hello?. I had commented on her twitter and won an arc of Rainbow Rowell's newest book called Kindred Spirit. I was so excited to win this book as, it isn't even available for purchase yet. When she realized that I am a librarian (albeit of primary students) she asked if I could use some of her arcs and books she was going through. I was so excited.... Christmas in July.  She is so very generous. I am happy to say that many of these books will be starting our Books On Tour group. All of these books will be in the hands of readers. I am so very grateful to Liza Wiemer.  

I also, received a copy of Liza's book Hello?  Often, when I am given a book and I am unfamiliar with it or with the author, it is exciting to see what you find therein. I was most pleasantly surprised with Hello?.  I loved this book and could not put it down, quite literally. 

For me, I really enjoyed how each character had a different style of narration. I loved that each character shared their point of view, and their personality through this perspective. This writing style promotes the reader to quickly become engaged in the story while easily, distinguishing between each character.

The reader will most definitely find someone they can relate to in this story. The issues within the story are realistic for teenagers today. This should be a must read for every student, coming of age. Enabling parents, teachers and peers to open up and discuss topics of  love, friendship, loss and hope. This book is beautifully written. This story will be one I am reflective upon for a long while.  



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Swaps:

 This was a fun swap! I was paired with Kaitlin Michelle over at Vivacious Hobo

I shared how much I absolutely love Game Of Thrones and she sent me a leather bound collectible set. Which I love, aren't they lovely?  A great big thanks to Kaitlin Michelle and to the wonderful ladies over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps
                                




On August 1st the #otspsecretsisterswap began it's 5th session. I am starting my 3rd session and I am still absolutely loving it. It is uplifting and promotes our love of reading. The wonderful ladies over at On The Same Page do an incredible job. 


What are you reading?

 Please share in the comments what you are reading....




I'm listening to Emma Straub's Modern Lovers on Audible.



I'm reading Lisa Beazley's Keep Me Posted



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