IMWAYR – May 16, 2016

ItsMondayGraphicThis week was my first week of Block out in Chadron.  I had 6 hours of driving this week – 3 hours each way. One of my summer reading plan elements was to add some audio books into my repertoire.  I didn’t do any audio books this week, but I did listen to some amazing podcasts.


Reading With My Ears

On the way out I finished the second season of the Serial podcast.  If you haven’t listened to the podcasts, I highly recommend them. Season 1 was better than Season 2, but they both are good.  Check out their site here.

On the way back, I spent some time listening to the Book Love Foundation’s Podcast.  Penny Kittle and her collaborators shared stories of matching students with the perfect book.  They also talk about some really awesome books-including All American Boys, one of my faves this past semester!  Check out the Book Love Foundation’s podcast site here.


Now….on to the book!

This week I read a book that has been on my Kindle for a little while.  Deleted, by Ashley Cunningham, tells Elsie’s story.  Elsie, a high school junior who has been hiding her acceptance to NYU from her mom and hangs out with her best friend Miles, gets a threatening email.  This is followed by increasingly intense and threatening messages.

Overall, this wasn’t my favorite book I have read.  There were some plot twists that were expected.  Other than a lackluster ending, I also struggled with the grammar and spelling errors that were present throughout the book.  It was hard for me to get past them.


Coming up this week….

I went to the library and checked out two different audio books.  I’ll try out Inkheart on audio book this week.  Hopefully, my drive will be a great time for me to finish reading this YA book that I got into this past semester.

I don’t know if Book a Day is going to be feasible, but I am still trying to get a lot of reading in.  Tune in next week to find out what I get through!

What did you read this week?  Got any audio book suggestions?

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11 thoughts on “IMWAYR – May 16, 2016

  1. I tend to listen to a lot of nonfiction on audio. I get bored with fiction for some reason. That said, I would definitely recommend Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men (book 1 in the Tiffany Aching series, magnificently narrated) and I love Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens on audio (read hilariously by the author.) Other podcasts I really like include Radiolab, Design Matters, and All the Books. Check out The Yarn too for more on children’s and middle-grade.

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  2. oh, just remembered I’m in the process of changing my blog up a bit and it may be confusing when I comment. Not gonna be asimplebookaddiction for long, but the transition is a work in progress. Hows BLOCK?! ;o)

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  3. I remember that I liked reading Inkheart. Of course, I’d seen the movie and the book was different which is always distracting for me. And I still need to do some audio books!

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    1. I found it because everyone had been talking about it a year (or two) ago. I really liked Adnan’s story a lot more than the second season. Have you listened to any other podcasts?

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