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2018 Reading Resolutions

  • Actually update my Goodreads. According to Goodreads I read one book in 2017. I read one book on January 1st of 2017, so I know that isn’t accurate. The fault is all mine, but truthfully I find the interface a bit cumbersome. I didn't always, but I've evolved and perhaps Goodreads hasn't kept up, or I'm just making excuses - let's settle on it being a little bit of both. I suppose it was just easier when I spent my mornings and afternoons as Classroom Mom instead of Classroom Teacher.

  • Post to this blog at least twice a month during the school year and twice a week during the long, lovely summer. In case you were wondering, this one counts.

  • Read more middle grade. I love middle grade, but I feel like it took a backseat to YA this year. The Parker Inheritance, a middle grade mystery, by Varian Johnson will be my first read of 2018, and I’m excited. Mysteries were my first reading love – Nancy and Trixie, Cam and Encyclopedia, Claudia and Jamie, Sherlock and Hercule. After The Parker Inheritance comes another middle grade novel, You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly.

  • Fully embrace Audible. Right now I mostly use Audible to listen to books I’ve already read, to reread and reread again the books I teach, or in the classroom with my students, but I want to just listen to a book and be okay with never turning a page or flicking my finger across a touchscreen. I fully embraced ebooks, so I know I can do this.

  • Try to forgive Annabeth Chase for being a Mary Sue. I won’t, but everyone needs at least one impossible resolution.

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