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…

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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.

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    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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