Spooky Season is a great reminder to loosen up and have some fun! I’ve loved having that rare bit of free time to pick up some for-fun projects, read mysteries, scout out my holiday shopping, and simply let myself recharge.Continue reading “October 2021 Recap”
This year, I decided to try a scaling reading goal, adjusting my Goodreads tracker up by another 10 books whenever I’m able to complete the current challenge.
To date, I’ve read over 60 books, so my new goal is set to 70. Per tradition, I’m featuring another stack of books I’d love to read in the near future.Continue reading “60/60 Reading Update for 2021”
It’s always surprising how much can sneak into a month when my attention is on other things. Between the deadlines and distractions, I’m really amazed to look back and see details I had overlooked at the time. Ready for a recap?Continue reading “September 2021 Recap”
At the start of the year, I decided to use a scaling goal to track my year of reading. My original goal of 10 books bumped up to 20, and thanks to #BookADayMay and a surprisingly productive summer reading session, I’ve blown through that goal and then some with a total of 50 books!
I’m bumping up my Goodreads goal to 60, and highlighting some more books on my To-Read pile for 2021!Continue reading “20/20 Reading Update for 2021”
Hello, friends! Summer is my very favorite season, so it feels fitting to gather all of my highlights from June, July, and August in one place. Curious what I’ve been doing to beat the heat? Here’s your moment of enlightenment.Continue reading “Summer 2021 Recap”
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
Having reached the exciting goal of 300 blog followers here at ElzaKinde.com, I’ve decided to celebrate in the only way I know how… with tons of colorful graphics, games, and Middle Grade book recommendations!
Rainbow Week 2021
April 11-17 | hosted by @ElzaKinde
Join me this week in sharing colorful reads across social media to create a rainbow of recommendations. This will be a fun way to show off the beautiful books on your shelf, find new titles for your TBR, and provides a great excuse to add some bright, happy color to your feed!
How to Participate:
- Follow me here on my blog, and on social media via Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.
- Use the hashtag #ReadByColor on event-related posts.
- Pop in any time between April 11-17 to join in the conversation, share pictures, and participate in all the fun and games.
- Share the news with your bookish friends! The more the merrier.
Support my creative work by sharing a favorite post with a friend, leaving a comment here on the blog, or making a one-time donation via Ko-fi.
At the start of the year, I decided to use Goodreads’s annual reading challenge in a new way to help alleviate some of the pressure that comes with trying to pick a reasonable goal for a year’s worth of reading. My scaling goal was set at a reasonable 10 books, and now that I’ve hit that marker, it’s bumping up to 20!
As a celebration of sorts, I’m posting a brand new list of reads I hope to squeeze in this year.Continue reading “10/10 Reading Update for 2021”