Thanks to Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for this meme!

Here are some pages from my Bullet Journal to recap my month.


22 Places to Visit in 2022- I love that I got to have my “Bridge Adventures” and I was able to visit 2 new (to me) bookstores which you can read about here.

The next pictures are from my various Reading Challenges which I’m excited to continue.


Some January accomplishments were:
-completing StoryStorm- Thanks to Tara Lazar and all her guests for another fantastic month!
-starting some of my trackers which I’ve modified for February
-completing 10 volunteer hours so far
I decided not to renew my SCBWI membership (nor join the 12X12 Challenge which I was considering as an alternative) but focusing on a different approach to writing this year.
I finally got around to watching the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s Tell Me Another Story documentary. It’s a wonderful half-hour showcasing the importance of diversity in children’s literature. I recommend everyone who participates in #IMWAYR watch it.

So far in 2022, I’ve read 76 books. The breakdown is:
– Adult novels
– Adult non-fiction
4- Graphic novels
12- Middle Grade novels (Goal: 52)
58- Picture Books and Board Books
2- Young Adult novels

of which
20- Nonfiction Picture Books (Goal: 104)
5- Audio Books

And, now for the reviews…

What were some January highlights for you? What are you looking forward to in February?

You can view all my reviews over on The StoryGraph.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!


5 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- February 7, 2022 / My January Recap

  1. Hi there! I love your “reading logs” – Grace Lin is one of my favorite authors. I heard about the Why? book by Taye Diggs and I figured it would sell because of his name. I was wondering. Have a great week!

  2. You are so organized Earl!
    I am very keen to read Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent. I notice that my sons and their partners already have conversations about consent. My 4 1/2 year old grandkids know that nobody can do anything to them without their consent and that they can’t do something to others without consent. I am so impressed by younger generations.

  3. I love that you’ve visited so many cool places and made so much progress on all your reading challenges! And all these books look wonderful, especially the collaborations between Grace Lin and the other authors. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Earl!

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