Books, For Readers, Writing

Book-Sloth Saturday, #5

Hello, you kindred lovers of fluffy blankets and sniffers of the printed page! I hope this post finds you neck deep in the couch cushions with your only care being whether it’s worth moving your limbs to get up for a glass of water. Because sitting motionless amidst your mountain of books is thirsty work.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

It’s been awhile since we’ve convened to talk binge-able tomes, but I’m here today to share a couple worthy titles I’ve come across since last our scaly claws did meet.

Remember, if I finished the book, I liked the book. Here we go:

This Week’s Pick

The Copycat by Wendy McLeod MacKnight (Greenwillow Books – an imprint of HarperCollins, 2020)

You’re going to have to pop over to Middle Grade Minded to hear my review on this one, but know that it’s soooo worth it.

This story has HUMOR, HEART, MAGIC and MYSTERY.

It has SHAPESHIFTERS, A FAMIlY FEUD, FOGGY BEACHES and HISTORY.

Did I mention there’s also an Author Q&A with the lovely Wendy McLeod MacKnight, sharing great insights for both readers and writers?!

AND, that you can enter a GIVEAWAY to win a signed copy of the book along with some other author swag???!!!

MG readers, parents, teachers, librarians…you’re going to want to put this one on your bookshelf. Promise! Thank you for checking it out!

Other Things Read

The Bulletin Board in the Teacher’s Lounge – A heartfelt conglomeration of meeting reminders and job postings going all the way back to 2010.

District Emails About Proper Technology Placement – If you’ve been wondering what to do with your unsightly laptop cords, I can tell you. Hide them. And then hide them again.

Faculty Book Club SelectionA book that has wonderful and vital information about a topic teachers should care about presented in a way that makes my head smack to the table in instantaneous slumber.

So, yes. Not much reading these past few months. However, I just picked up…

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman: So far, so good about a quirky woman in L.A. who works in a bookstore, rocks a trivia team, cares for a cat named Phil and finds out she has a long lost family that lives less than a mile a way. This book also has fun chapter titles like, In which Nina is surprised, not necessarily in a good way. Bonus!

And. That’s. It.

It’s sad to rehash just how extra-slothy my reading time has been, but like my aging washing machine, sometimes it works, and then for the next 3 weeks it mysteriously doesn’t.

Here’s hoping your Leap Day Saturday includes a book, some chocolate and a moment to inhale them!


So, what have you been reading lately? Or have you also found the doldrums of February have numbed your brain and sucked out your soul? Please share March survival tips in the comments!

And don’t forget to visit me over at Middle Grade Minded for a great review, Q&A and GIVEAWAY!

P.S. And for a little teacher/parent humor…my latest at The Haven: Reasons You Should Absolutely Send Your Sick And Heavily Medicated Child to School Today!

Find me on Twitter @amandahoving

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