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IMWAYR: Begin the Holiday Reading!

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I looked at my Goodreads account before I left for the NCTE Annual Convention and I found that I’m 53 books behind my goal. Whoa! It’s time to begin reading again and I need to post my titles on Goodreads, apparently. I’m starting over this week with the reading categories: Physical Books,, and NetGalley (I’m SO BAD about NetGalley, but there are some new titles that I’m excited about).

Physical Books: Nonfiction November includes a new title I heard about at an all-members session at NCTE. I will read What the Fact? Finding the Truth In All the Noise by Dr. Seema Yasmin this week. Dr. Yasmin’s talk was so interesting! I can’t wait to dig into this book that is NOT about “fake news.” (You’ll see what that means when you read it.) My guilty pleasure in TV-land is watching episodes of Friends, so I had to check out Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry. I find his story sad, but it sounds like he’s coming back to life. One can only hope.

NetGalley: NCTE inspired me to gather some new titles from my reading/writing friends. Jasmine Warga’s newest, A Rover’s Story, was released in October and I’m excited to read it since I love everything Jasmine writes. Torrey Maldonado’s Hands and T.P. Jagger’s Hide and Geek #2: The Treasure Test both come out in February 2023.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you find time to reflect and rejoice this week.

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?

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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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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