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text 2018-11-08 17:18
The Goodreads Choice Awards

I love to read, but The Goodreads Choice Awards makes me realize that I don't read a lot of current books.

 

I tend to read a lot of older books, and I love to reread books. I was able to vote for two categories.

 

There were a few authors I liked and books I had on my TBR and while I was tempted to vote for those based on my like of the author/thinking I would love the book, I refrained. That would not be fair!

 

Do you think people voted for books they haven't read? What do you think about voting/rating a book you haven't read?

 

Here are the categories. I will put a photo for the ones I voted on, but for the ones I did not, I am still going to choose one book to showcase.

 

Best Fiction:

No votes... although I did read the first few chapters of An American Marriage and liked it. I got side tracked and never finished it

 

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Mystery & Thriller:

No votes...none of the books are even on my TBR

 

The Outsider by Stephen King

 

Historical Fiction:

Again...no votes. I don't often reach for this catergory

 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

 

Fantasy:

Nothing... I used to read this category all the time, but haven't done much as of late. There are a few I'm curious about

 

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

 

Best of the Best: [This category is a grouping of winners from past years]

I voted for The Martian. I also read Catching Fire and The Fault in Our Stars" though I did not read any of these this year

 

The Martian by Andy Weir

 

Romance:

Eh... meh, nothing. I don't reach for romance that much. There are a couple I might be interested in, nothing actually on my TBR

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

 

Science Fiction:

Nope

 

Head On by John Scalzi

 

Horror:

No, nothing. I really do like horror, but I need to follow through more on actually reading it

 

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

 

Humor:

Nothing and I could sure use some humor in my life!

 

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

 

Nonfiction:

No, but I want to read more nonfiction

 

Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

 

Memoir & Autobiography:

You guessed it... no

 

In Pieces by Sally Field

 

History & Biography:

No, however, I want to read the book about Robin Williams and the book about Mr. Rogers. (I almost cheated and voted for one of them, because I love those guys and the were a big part of my childhood.)

 

The Good Neighbor by Maxwell KingRobin by Dave Itzkoff

 

Science & Technology:

No

 

Spying on Whales by Nick Pyenson

 

Food & Cookbooks:

No cookbooks for me

 

Baking All Year Round by Rosanna Pansino

 

Graphic Novels & Comics:

I voted for Hearding Cats (a 4/5 star rated book). Several more in this category is on my TBR

 

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

 

Poetry:

I like poetry, but haven't read anything on the list, so nope

 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Debut Author:

Congrats debut authors... I just suck keeping up with the times, so nothing for this catergory. Several are on my TBR though

 

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

 

Young Adult Fiction:

Nothing here, either

 

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction:

Or here, but some are on my TBR

 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

Middle Grade & Children's:

I failed one of my favorite catergories. Nothing. Children books are so comforting, reminds me of a better time

 

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Picture Books:

Nothing here and I do read picture books

 

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

 

What books on the Choice Awards have you read and what books did you vote for? Please recommend any books from the Choice Awards that you loved and think I might like!

 

Click here for The Goodreads Choice Awards

 

And remember, it doesn't matter what you read, how much you read, or even if you take a long time off, you are still a reader!

 

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2018
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review 2018-09-09 22:47
My Mouth Is a Volcano Activity and Idea Book - Julia Cook,Carrie Hartman

 

Brief Review:

My mouth is a volcano is about a young boy who has issues with his mouth being a volcano and saying what was on his mind. When it was his turn to present things about himself as a star student, he was interrupted by his classmates and was upset about being interrupted. His mom explained to him that, that’s how everyone felt when he did that himself.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

My mouth is a volcano could be used to explain when good times to talk are and when it is not okay to talk. The teacher could have the students write about a time where their own mouth was a volcano and how did they fix the problem with their mouths being a volcano.

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Accelerated Reader

3.8; Third Grade Eight Months

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 5 because it shows what the young boy was doing and how it was irritating the other students. And when it happened to him he didn’t like what the other students were doing it, And realized the other students feel the same way when he does it and learns a strategy of how to fix his volcano.

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review 2018-09-07 17:18
A Classic Ghost Story
The Haunting - Joan Lowery Nixon

Not horrible, written for YA ? The MC was 15. I figured the mystery out after the first 30 pages, the parents were unreal. The side characters dropped in from nowhere and dropped out almost the same way. There were a lot of things brought up that were never ironed out. It took me 5 days to finish a 180 page book ! Hey, it was free, and I was looking for something I knew nothing about, and I got it. Meh

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text 2018-09-06 17:58
Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 192 pages.
The Haunting - Joan Lowery Nixon

Will somebody stay in the house all night already !!! I need to know what is there

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text 2018-09-04 19:37
Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 192 pages.
The Haunting - Joan Lowery Nixon

Found this book in my local library's free box, so why not ?  So far it's pretty good, and it's perfect for Bingo

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