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IMWAYR: Playing Catch Up/Summer Reading Time

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IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs each week.

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It’s Summertime! I’m so happy about being out of school before Memorial Day! That’s never happened to me in my 26 years of teaching, and it probably won’t ever happen again, so I’m celebrating. I hope you’re able to reflect on your school year with sweet memories and reflective thoughts. Don’t even think of planning for next year until you’ve had at least two full days off, okay? Now, it’s time to read. I’m playing catch-up this week — I need to finish See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon. When I opened the book, I found that it has smaller print than other titles I’ve read lately and it’s over 400 pages, so I also downloaded it on my account. I can listen and turn pages at the same time. That will help me focus on the story, I’m sure. It’s really good so far.

See You Yesterday (Simon & Schuster, 2022)

I finally opened The Joy of Reading after purchasing the audio (read by Donalyn Miller) because I love my friend’s voice as she reads to me. I’ll probably sit out on the deck in the morning to read this one and I probably won’t stop until the end of the book, so if anyone is expecting me to do anything tomorrow, good luck. (LOL!)

The Joy of Reading (Heinemann, 2022)

Physical Books: This is a great week to celebrate favorite authors, and I’m on a little “Dan Santat” roll right now. He’s been busy publishing books lately. Thanks for the fun, Dan! The Aquanaut (I’ve read twice already) and The Blur (which I recommended for a graduation gift) are fabulous. I’m going to have to re-read a LOT to see what happens with the new choose-your-own-adventure book by Laurel Snyder and Dan Santat called Endlessly Ever After. I love this! “To slip on your coziest (faux) fur coat, turn to page 20. To grab your favorite red cape, turn to page 6.” I cannot wait for our students to see this and create their own twisted fairy tale adventures!

“Santat books”

I won a copy of Worser by Jennifer Ziegler from the publisher and I’m grateful for the gift. This is another must-read middle school novel and I will be needing extra copies of this one for the library. Thank you so much, Holiday House Publishing and Jennifer!

Worser (Holiday House, 2022)

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

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