It’s Monday! Which means it’s time to update you all on what I’m reading this week. I just finished up Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan and it was as precious as the cover predicts. I can say that I never thought I would say that possums were cute, but this one most definitely was. If you have children in the first-third grade range, and maybe even a little older, this book definitely talks about the power of family, all while making you laugh out loud.
This week will probably be a little light on the reading. My learners will be submitting an essay today, so I have a feeling that a majority of my downtime will be spent grading lots and lots of essays. I’ll be trying out a new tool that I hope to share with you all on Wednesday.
Right now, I am FINALLY reading The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri. I think that subconsciously I’ve been putting it off because I know that I’ll have to wait a while for another Palmieri book. This one, so far, seems to be a little bit darker than the last couple, at least with the main character. She seems a little more tortured and tormented. Plus, within the first twenty minutes a secret is divulged and it was like “Woah. Didn’t expect that so soon.”
The second book that I’ll be reading this week is my own. Look to the Sky has been put away for a couple of months now. I’ve written about half of another novel and I’m just not in the right mindset to finish it right now. So, my goal is to read and comment on my own novel, make revisions, and get to the querying process. I said that I would send out queries this year, and I’m holding myself to that promise.
What are you all reading this week? Anything I need to pick up?