This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Monday, October 15, 2018

#IMWAYR October 15, 2018

Each week I try to join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers to share all of the reading I've done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. 

Here's what I read this week:

Middle Grade

Louisiana's grandmother has taught her to be a problem solver. What ever she wants, she knows how to talk her way into getting it. But when Louisiana's grandmother forces her to get in the car in the middle of the night, leaving her friends (introduced in the companion novel Raymie Nightingale), her dog, and her cat, the one person she cannot convince of anything is her grandmother. And when her grandmother leaves her alone in a hotel, with only a note to explain what has happened, Louisiana's problem solving skills will be tested. A heartfelt story which I found even more enjoyable than the first in the series.

Young Adult (Mature Audiences)

The Half Bad trilogy follows Nathan, a half black and half white witch who faces stereotyping and prejudice as he grows up and tries to find his own way in the witch world. The series is full of themes of racism and prejudice and would be a good conversation starter with teens. It could be a companion to the movie, The Wave

Every time I go back into the Throne of Glass universe, I want more. After reading this book about Chao's experience, I had to reread Empire of Storms to see where it fit into the time line. I cannot wait until Kingdom of Ash releases on the 23rd. I may have to start at book one and read them all again to prepare!


Stacy Barnett Mozer is a teacher and a middle grade author. If you like what she's been reading follow her on Goodreads. Please leave a comment below. 

It's Monday, what are you reading?


  1. I completely agree on my feelings about Louisiana's Way Home -- I definitely enjoyed this one more than Raymie Nightingale. And would you believe I've never read a Sarah J. Maas book before? I'm so embarrassed!! I have some on my list and just need to pick a month to get started. Thanks for the encouragement on that! :) Have a wonderful reading week, Stacy!

  2. Louisiana's Way Home is wonderful. Kate DiCamillo was at the book festival in Boston this past weekend and she was amazing! She's such a great storyteller.

  3. I definitely liked Louisiana's story better.... something about her voice gripped me even more.
    I NEED to read this series from Sarah Maas. LOVED her Court of series!

  4. I'm in the middle of Louisiana and am loving the voice!

  5. I really have to read one of my Sarah Maas novels soonest. I think I have her Throne of Glass series - lying unread on my shelves.


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