Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, that is guaranteed to add to your reading list. 

Whew, I have been AWOL all week long! It was a rough week at school, I have been working on four writing projects diligently for my classes.  

I also did a big promotion at work this week. Instead of the blind date with a book, I wrapped the books up and promoted not judging a book by its cover. The kids loved it!!!! I ended up having to wrap hundreds of books (thank god for great volunteers to help!) but the kids enjoyed it. I told them to just try it, even if they didn't like it, they at least tried something new. Many of the students came back and told me they had loved their "mystery" book, as they called it.

When they returned the books, if they tried to read it even just a little, I had them write their name on a heart, and tape it to the window. It looks really cute.

Read Last Week:

I am sorry to say I only read half of a book! I actually checked out a blind date book from my library, thinking if the kids were doing it, then I could too. I ended up with a really good one! 

Reading this Week:

My assignments aren't as intensive this week, so I should be able to read a little more. I also have tomorrow off, so bonus! I have a lot to choose from right now, and I don't know which I will read!! If there is one on my list here you really enjoyed, let me know! I am leaning towards reading The Winter People. 


The Radleys by Matt Haig



  1. Really cute window dressing - yes sometimes book covers can be misjudged. Happy the kids enjoyed it.

    1. Thanks! It was really fun. I only had the books wrapped for one of their circulations, and the next time they came in, they all asked where the wrapped books were. :)

  2. Your books look such a nice mix of reads. Enjoy them all.

  3. That's such a great idea to get people reading things that they might not be exposed to otherwise. Wrapping is not my forte, despite previously working in a bridal jewellery company where all purchases had to be prettily wrapped, so I would have hated that part of the idea!
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week - I've heard good things about The Winter People and I have it on my wishlist.
    Happy Reading!
    Bits & Bobs

    1. Oh my gosh, it was so much wrapping!! When I came up with the idea, I didn't imagine so many kids would be interested! Lol.

  4. I use to love the comments from clients when we did blind date with a book. I think it's such a great idea and I love your twist on it for a school library. You can check out my Monday here:

  5. What a great idea for the children, sounds like it was successful. I am intrigued by Winter People, look forward to a few reviews.

  6. We were in the same boat this week weren't we? School!!! Time sucking school ;)

    That book promotion is simply perfect. Great job!

    You have such good reads coming up. I've been hearing good things about The Winter People. I'll definitely be looking for that one at some point. I really liked Year of Wonders and A Wilder Rose. Belle Cora?? Oooh, loooooved it!

  7. What a fun promotion! So cool that the kids got into it.

    Joy's Book Blog

  8. I love the "mystery" book idea. I also have Mennonite in a Little Black Dress on my stacks! I've been reading The Radleys, but I put it aside because it's taking forever. Not the book's fault; I just keep falling asleep at night when I crack it open. Oops!


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