Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Literary Junkies .December.

Good Morning Blogging World!

It has definitely been a while, what a year it has been in my classroom.  It never seems like I am ahead on anything, but I have a week left of winter break and I am going to make this most of it!  So  I am linking up with Literary Junkies for party!

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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it. I am currently reading the Dinner and Big Stone Gap.  I am loving Big Stone Gap, I just realized how much I love Adriana Trigiani!  I also read the Shoemaker's Wife over Thanksgiving Break.   I am on the fence with The Dinner by: Herman Koch.  It is what I am reading for book club, and it has been a hard read at this point.  I do prefer the easy read of what I pick for myself sometimes!  However, Big Stone Gap is out on film, so I am excited to see this as well.  

2. What were your favorite reads of 2015?  Well I fell short of my goal this year of 50 books, once school started I just couldn't do what I love which is read.  So out of the 46 I did read, I loved Sarah Addison Allen books.  I read Garden Spells and I also read First Frost, who doesn't love Sarah Addison Allen!  I also liked the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and The Beekeeper's Daughter.  I also have gotten into The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaladon.  Love all of those, but I only finished 2 books this year of hers.  
3. What was your book-read total for 2015? Did you make your goal for the year?  I only read 46, and did not meet my goal of 50 for the year, however, I will more than likely be up to 48 by the time the year ends, so I am ok with that...
4. How many books would you like to read in 2016? I think I would like to give 50 a shot again.  Last year was 40, and I know 50 is doable, but I would like to have more time for me coming up this year, I feel pushed into the ground at times, and I need a change this year.
5. What is the number one book sitting on your Must Read list right now?  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.  Is my book I am starting next and super excited about.  I got this book from Taylor over at 
Pink Heels Pink Truck during our Holiday Book Swap!  She is so talented at wrapping and making things looks so special!  I was so lucky to get matched up with her!  

Thanks again for checking my little blog out!  I am hoping to be more involved this coming year as well, we shall see how that goes! 


  1. You should read Carry On! It was one of my favorites this year.

    1. I started that one yesterday! Love it so far!

  2. I live in Southwest Virginia and my library's copy of Big Stone Gap is signed by Adriana Trigiani - it was a neat surprise to see when I read the book!

    1. I bet that is awesome! Have you read the other books in the series, I just downloaded the 2nd one from the library the other day?

  3. I'm with you on The Dinner - I just had to finish it to see what was the conclusion, but it was a tough slog at first.

  4. I love Adriana Trigiani!! I have a few of hers waiting for me to read! Excited to have been partnered with you for our Holiday Book Swap!! Hope to see you on Tuesday for the next LJ link party!