IMWAYR: Scorpio Races

its-monday-what-are-you-reading-2a798miIt’s Monday! And time to ask, “What are You Reading?!” After reading my few words, be sure to stop by Teach Mentor Texts where other bloggers have linked their posts to share what they’ve been reading.

I have not been doing a lot of reading for my students lately. I’ve been trying to catch up on my backlog of adult novels that have been delivered to me through PaperbackSwap and through Overdrive at my public library.

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I did finally finish The Scorpio Races! This was the first book I’ve read by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve had the Shiver trilogy on my radar for a long time, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. Because Scorpio isn’t a series, I put it on my list at Overdrive first. I had to put it on hold and check it out three times before I finished it! I just couldn’t read this one at night. As I told my friends, “I’m going offline so that I can read my carnivorous horse story…”

I just couldn’t read it in the dark! Which I consider a compliment. The fact that it took me a few weeks (months) to read should not indicate that it isn’t a good book.

These are the two I really want to finish this week before going back to the students. I’ve started Thursdays with the Crown. Frankly, I didn’t find the beginning as captivating as I did the two previous novels. I’m anxious to learn about the Castle’s history, but missing the captivating setting of Tuesdays.

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I’m going to be scouring the Nerdy Book Awards for new books to read!  Many of them I’ve put my hands on, but haven’t read from start to finish.

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