Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First book of 2014!

Linking up with Sheila at Book Journey! What are you going to read first this year?
http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/happy-new-year-1st-book-of-the-year/

It's January 1st, what are you doing? I plan on reading of course. I will take a walk sometime after lunch to make my health coach happy.


Back in August my fifth graders challenged me to read 300 books this school year. I'm almost half way there. I have the exact number posted at school near my desk. I'm in the 140's... One of the personal challenges for this past year was to try to read as many of the new books as possible that I purchased for the library. I won't try to read every one. Sometimes one of the series is plenty. If I miss one of the Nate stories I won't lose any sleep!

I have to admit I was a mite excited when right before Christmas break, I received a box of books from Follett. (Happy, Happy, Happy Dance!!!) In the box was a copy of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.



So what am I doing today? Curling up in my favorite chair, watching/listening to my boys watch the bowl games and READING. Have a great and very Happy New Year everyone.

Keep Reading... I will!


20 comments:

  1. Enjoy your wonderful journey through your book! Love the photo and how you chose the book. Happy New Year! And here's MY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR POST

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  2. Good luck in meeting your school year goal! I have Ivan on my TBR mountain but haven't had a chance to read it yet. There are too many good books! Happy New Year and happy reading! I added my first book post to Sheila's Linky.

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  3. What a great challenge! I bet the kids are having a great time watching your progress. I have this book on my stacks. Happy New Year.

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  4. I love the cover of your first book! Enjoy:) Here is my post:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-book-of-year-2014.html

    Colletta

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  5. Wow that is a fun challenge! And how awesome, a surprise box of books! Happy New Year, enjoy your reading.

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  6. There really is nothing better than your box from Follett showing up. I always open the box and breathe in deeply the scent of new books! :) I still haven't read The One and Only Ivan, but I ought to!

    My First Book

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  7. I have Ivan on hold at my library :) Hope its a good one!!

    Happy 2014 - may it be filled with fantastic reads!!

    The Brunette Librarian's 1st book of 2014

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  8. Hope the whole of 2014 is filled with fabulous reads and you complete your challenge for your students!

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  9. Just exactly what I'm doing - sitting on the couch watching my boys watch the bowl games and reading my book.

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  10. Sounds like fun with the kids setting the goal, lol

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  11. How great that your students challenged the teacher. Do they also have to read a certain number of book throughout the school year. I hope you reach your reading goal this year.

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  12. I am embarrassed to admit how long I have wanted to read this book! My son read it, but I haven't. Happy Reading!

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  13. That looks like a very nice first read of the year. ENJOY!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Stop by my blog tomorrow for an international giveaway of Jubilee's Journey.

    Nice blog...I am a retired teacher...taught for 34 years. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book of The Year

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  14. Hope you are enjoying your book! Love your challenge that you are doing and am sure the kids love watching your progress!

    Happy New Year!
    My First Book of the Year

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  15. I don't think you could have picked a better book to start the year out with! I adored this book and loved that it went around my classroom of fourth graders!

    Happy reading in 2014!

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  16. And? And? What did you think? I LOVED IVAN!

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  17. Wow your reading goal and achievement so far is impressive! Happy New Year!

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  18. I loved Ivan! If you haven't read it yet, put it on must read list. It's wonderful!!! 5 stars

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  19. I purchased The One and Only Ivan for a gift. I hope you love it! Happy New Year!

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  20. Every elementary librarian needs this one! Ivan is great.

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