Change often happens at a gradual pace. News and accomplishments quickly becomes part of your normal day-to-day as the novelty wears off and we move on to the next thing. Huge changes or life-altering events are oh-so easy to recall, but what about the small daily efforts that got you there? What about the other things that happened concurrently? I think those are worth something, too.Continue reading “April & May 2021 Recap”
It’s become something of a tradition for me and my mom, CJ, to host our very own #BookADayMay reading challenge via our book blog, Middle Grade Carousel. This is a fun way to get a jump on those year-long reading goals and get a little extra reading in before the summer heat hits!
Want to play? Learn more about #BookADayMay and download our handy graphics over at Middle Grade Carousel.
- Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
- Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- Morning Girl by Michael Dorris
- Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
- The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
- The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
- The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
- Yorick and Bones by Jeremy Tankard & Hermione Tankard
- A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman
- Ungifted by Gordon Korman
- When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep
- Click by Kayla Miller
- Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen
- Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner
- Space Boy: Vol. 1 by Stephen McCranie
- A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
- Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye & Gregory Mone
- Yorick and Bones: Friends by Any Other Name by Jeremy Tankard & Hermione Tankard
- Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
- The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
- The Sleeping Sword by Michael Morpurgo
- Space Boy: Vol. 2 by Stephen McCranie
- Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
- Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
- No Talking by Andrew Clements
- The Hidden Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag
- The Time Warp Trio: The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy by Jon Scieszka
- Catwings Return by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Camp by Kayla Miller
Last month, I decided to give #BookADayMay a try. I’ll admit, it didn’t go exactly as planned. I hold to my “all progress is good progress” mentality, but 15/31 books doesn’t really warrant a celebratory wrap-up blog post. Instead, I’ve decided to simply share about the books I did manage to read this May.Continue reading “My Reading in May 2020”
Books are a big part of my life all year ’round, but kicking off summer with a reading challenge has always been my favorite tradition. There’s something about that first day with the A/C on that makes me wild for a trip to the library…
That being said, it’s a lot easier for me to stay focused when there’s some sort of incentive attached, which is why I decided to participate in Middle Grade Carousel‘s first official #BookADayMay challenge!
Between #MGCarousel’s book bingo and binging on #IndieApril reads, I packed in a lot of pages during April. An accomplishment, considering I also managed to write 30,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo (yay!). Oh, and I’ve been plugging away at #36daysoftype on Instagram. It’s been a wild month.
Don’t ask how I managed, but that’s a TRIPLE Bingo! I’m pretty excited about having read so much in one month. Honestly, most of them were pretty stellar, too. That’s a win-win in my book!
It’s been a great summer of reading. In total, I’ve plowed through about 30 books in the last 3 months! I owe a lot of my success to the various reading challenges that went up this summer, mainly from #MGBookVillage and #MGCarousel.
I may have bit off more than I could chew in July, but I certainly had fun mowing down on these books!
Did you know that some of my photos are featured on Middle Grade Carousel’s Instagram? If you don’t want to miss any shots, go give @MGCarousel a follow!
June is over, and I managed to squeak in a BINGO! With a total of nine categories filled out on the board, I’m feeling pretty good about the dent in my summer reading pile.
Continue reading “Show & Tell – Summer Reading Bingo”