Anticipating Book Arrival

Hints were dropped about  secret writing for a book. The news that leaked out intrigued me. Authors I love were listed. I still didn’t understand what or how this book would work. Multiple authors and writing prompts? Finally, an announcement, this book would be published and ready for the world in March. Sight unseen, no clue what it really was about, I took a leap of faith.  I pre-ordered the book on September 7.

For months, I have waited impatiently. I went to NCTE and missed the chance to get an ARC of this book. Finally an email – 


So all day, I sat at my desk working, but listening for the UPS truck to rumble up my street. I hear an engine,  it is stopping in front of my house!

Eagerly, I meet him at the door. Mr. UPS does not know how long I have waited for this book.

Do you know what book this is? Here it is without the book jacket.

And here it is with the jacket.

I have been a fan of Colby Sharp ever since I saw his YouTube video Mr. Sharp Loves Reading. His passion for books and turning kids on to books is amazing. I can’t wait to read this book and share it with teachers.

24 thoughts on “Anticipating Book Arrival

  1. I have seen a lot about Colby’s new book all over social media. I have followed him on his podcast w/Travis Yonkers and enjoyed hearing his passion for his students. He seems like a really need guy, and I’m sure he’s an amazing teacher. Great slice!

  2. Alice Nine says:

    Awesome slice. Suspense and satisfaction. Nothing better than the arrival of a book, unless it’s the arrival of a long awaited book. I’ll be looking forward to reading about it.

  3. Awesome slice! I loved the way you built the suspense with little teasers. Now I’m going to need this book, too. And guess what else, Elsie? Today I had to make an emergency visit to a dentist about a tooth! I thought of you while there! Hope all is well with you in that regard.

  4. I ordered it, too, Elsie. Colby will be at KSRA in Oct. 2018. Cannot wait to hear him! It’s exciting to get a new book to read. I just started Practicing Presence by Lisa Lucas, a Stenhouse publicatiin. It is excellent!

  5. Kae says:

    Can’t wait to hear your review of this book…perhaps your next post? Loved the photos that accompany your writing. They tell the story even without the text.

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