Last minute Monday post

The best laid plans mean that I would have written this post 24 hours ago and had it ready to go first thing Monday morning, but alas, no such luck. Here I am at the end of the day, having a beer and really wanting to get this post up and published.

Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts hosts a kidlit version of the meme that Sheila of Book Journey hosts, which is the It’s Monday, What Are You Reading.

So, here are my few morsels of joy for the past week.

I finished a novel, huzzah. It shouldn’t feel like such an accomplishment in the summer when I’m not actually working, and don’t really have many scheduled things to distract me and yet, I find it to be my least productive time of the year. Sigh.

circlestones Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher. This one I read on the recommendation of a coworker, she really loved it and I thought I’d give it a whirl. I did like this fantasy/historical/mythical/contemporary fiction. It was three stories, three time periods, all swirling around the same themes and location. Took me a while to get into the story, but that lag time wasn’t long. This one will be going our section for 7th/8th graders. Some of them will love it.

I also sat down and read a bunch of picture books, most of them people have been talking about for so long, but they only just arrived in our library because of out of stock issues from our jobber, so I’m finally able to get a good look at them. I won’t discuss them here, you all have probably already read and reviewed them. Suffice it to say, I loved them all.

dayinjune           stanley              blizzard          new shoes            nanacity


And finally, because I mentioned it above, have a pretty picture of my beer, with SLJ in the background fluttering in the summer breeze.


Have a great week!


6 thoughts on “Last minute Monday post

  1. Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) July 13, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Circle of Stones. Thank you for sharing it with me.
    I hope you liked Nana and Blizzard–I love both of those books!
    Thank you for taking part in IMWAYR. We love our blog community!

    Happy reading this week! 🙂

    Unleashing Readers


    • runawaylibrarian July 14, 2015 / 8:14 am

      It’s funny that I hadn’t come across Circle of Stones until someone mentioned it, usually I look out for her books because they are generally quite popular. Guess this one flew under the radar.
      I’m happy to find a community of readers to share books with and talk about them. Thank you for hosting!


  2. Esther Uribe July 14, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    I actually hadn’t heard about This Day in June, It’s Only Stanley and New Shoes. Thanks to you, I’ve looked up the reviews and added them to my “to buy” list for the library this fall.


    • runawaylibrarian July 15, 2015 / 7:26 am

      Aww, now I feel bad that I didn’t at least describe them. It’s Only Stanley is awesome, but I am partial to everything Jon Agee writes. And, This Day in June is an important one to have, plus I loved the spreads with such a variety of people and the explanations at the back. Excellent additions!


  3. Myra GB July 17, 2015 / 7:34 am

    That’s a pretty interesting pair: SLJ and beer! 🙂
    Haven’t heard of Circle of Stones yet, but the promise sounds a little bit like Echo which I’m reading now.


    • runawaylibrarian July 17, 2015 / 7:45 am

      Echo is definitely on my to-read list, I have heard that it, too, has three semi-related stories.
      SLJ and a beer make for excellent summer companions 🍻


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