A Snapshot of My Reading Life

I am participating in LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day Blogging Challenge. They asked me to share a glimpse into my reading life. 

5:30: Alarm sounds; hit snooze. 

5:45: Alarm sounds. I roll out of bed. 

5:45-6:00: I read about The Wreckers on Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac and check SLJ.com.

6:00-6:20:  I shower and get dressed. 

6:20-7:00: I read Louis Sachar's Holes for the Newbery Challenge. 

7:00-7:30: I listen to the Holes audiobook while driving to work. 

7:30-8:30: I check my email, finalize the day's lesson plans, and interact with students. 

8:30-3:30: Throughout the school day, I read aloud excerpts from various novels, booktalk approximately thirty books, and read aloud

Otis by Loren Long 

Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long 

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama; illustrated by Loren Long 

3:45-4:00: I listen to the Holes audiobook. 

4:15: Haircut 


a. I tweet, check my favorite blogs, and email an author interview questions. 

b. I compile resources for the 2014 Monarch list. 

6:00 P.M.-12:30 A.M.

I glue myself to my reading chair and read, read, and read. 

What does your reading life look like? 

I am giving away a signed copy of Otis

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 2/27 to 11:59 P.M. on 3/1. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 


  1. I always wondered how you read so many books, and now I know! I suspected you barely sleep, which is now confirmed. I love the snapshot of your reading chair and the T-Rex popping out of the wall. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What an amazing snap shot of a day in the life of a reader. Love this post.


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