Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#SummerThrowDown Year 3 books read

July has been a busy month of reading!  I set my goal to read 30 books for #summerthrowdown and then challenged Kathy to do the same.  She, in turn, challenged me to only read 10 picture books out of the 30.  I'm happy to say I will definitely make my goal for July. I've already exceeded the allotted number of picture books, but that's okay -- I'll still have read (at least) 20 non-picture books when our challenge ends in 3 days.  

I've kept up with my books on GoodReads, as usual, but didn't keep a visual here like I did last year.

Let's change that now!

YA:  9 books
Tween/Middle Grades:  3 books
Graphic Novels: 6 books
Picture Books:  18 (pictured below)

36 books read as of 7/29/14


I have 2 graphic novels to finish: 

#SummerThrowDown has kept me accountable with my reading this month and has been a blast!  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Let's Get Busy Podcast

My good friend Matthew Winner just celebrated the one year anniversary of his amazing podcast, Let's Get Busy

I had the distinct honor of being the very first guest on his podcast in July 2013 and wrote about that experience here.  

Recently, Matthew invited me back on to the podcast to share about our last year.  As usual, our exchange was filled with lots of laughter.  It also included an "awwww" moment and a tiny bit of retching.  

Matthew wrote this lovely synopsis:

"Sherry Gick (@LibraryFanatic), teacher librarian in Rossville, IN and author of the Library Fanatic blog, stops by to talk about educational soulmates, building collaborative partnerships within the school building, and adopting a willingness to fail." 

I'd love for you to give it a listen and let me know your thoughts on educational soulmates!

Download for FREE on iTunes, using the Stitcher mobile app, or at LibSyn.

While you're at it, why not listen to MORE of Matthew's podcasts and subscribe on iTunes!  It will become the podcast you eagerly await each week.
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