It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
If you want to see more of my reading, visit my Goodreads shelves here.
What I've been up to:
We have been preparing to move for about a year and this month we finally drove across the country and are now living in California. We drove through Nebraska and saw some amazing hills. The Tetons were also gorgeous especially when we saw them at the lake. It was a 2,000+ mile drive. I had also been visiting Ohio multiple times for family matters. Those trips actually added up to about 5,000 miles over Feb through May. Altogether, that's a lot of hours on the road. It's been a very busy and stressful time and we are happy to be getting settled. All boxes are unpacked and all that is left to do is get some more pictures on the walls, but that can wait. I'm also on the hunt for a job.
Otherwise, it's just a regular summer. :)
In all of this, I haven't been reading as much as usual and haven't been writing blog posts much. I don't think I've participated in the It's Monday! group since January. Yikes.
Here are some of the great books I've been reading this year:
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson illustrated by Nikkolas Smith
Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight
Korean and Spanish versions of Elephant and Piggie and a variety of picture books
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
Troublemaker by John Cho
Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Now that I'm in California, it's a lot easier to get picture books to read that are in Korean and Spanish so I've been having fun doing that. I started a new Instagram account at book.worm2006 for my studying in case you want to see some of those titles. They're not always listed on Goodreads since some of them are only published in a language other than English.
I am reading Ace of Spades for a book club and will also continue reading Korean and Spanish picture books for language practice. It's fun.
I hope you have a great week and wish me luck at my next interview today.