IMWAYR – March 14, 2016

ItsMondayGraphicThis week was midterm break.  It was great to have the chance to focus on pleasure reading and not worry about writing and sharing learning so much!

I only finished one book this past week.  I also began a second book.  So, here are some brief recaps of what I read!

I started reading Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs.  This is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series.  I am struggling to get into it for sure.  I loved the first one.  However, this installment is taking a long time to delve into the action of the story.  I ended up setting it aside around page 80.  At least set aside for now.  I find that I need something a bit more right now in my reading life.  Hopefully, I will pick it up again in a week or so.

I started and finished Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson in about 24 hours.  This book follows Kate through a very challenging time in her senior year.  A house fire, surprising revelations, and the internal crumbling of Kate’s world all mix together to form a compelling read.  You know you’ve found a good book when you cry through half of it, but still keep reading.  If you haven’t read a Laurie Halse Anderson book, I highly recommend Catalyst.  It really hit home for me.

What did you read over break?  What Laurie Halse Anderson book have you read?  Let’s talk below…

4 thoughts on “IMWAYR – March 14, 2016

    1. I really felt like parts of Catalyst were my life. I ended up being very bummed that I bought the ebook version, so it is not easily sharable to my future students. I really, really liked her writing and have Speak on my TBR. I’ll have to add the others too.


    1. Speak is on my list. If it is half as good as Catalyst is, then it is worth it! Like I said – one of the top two books of the semester so far! (Also, worthy of many exclamation marks!)


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