Monday, October 24, 2011

Book #33

From Dracula to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It's been a strange day of reading. LOVED it though. Another one of those books I'm not sure why I've never read before.

“I couldn’t understand the Herdmans. You would have thought the Christmas story came right out of the F.B. I. files, they got so involved in it–wanted a bloody end to Herod, worried about Mary having her baby in a barn, and called the Wise Men a bunch of dirty spies. And they left the first rehearsal arguing about whether Joseph should have set fire to the inn, or just chased the innkeeper into the next country.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Book #32

It took me a week to finish reading Dracula. I had a little trouble getting into it and I started several other books in the process due to my own attention span issues. I did end up liking it. However, reading it reminded me that I don't necessarily enjoy epistolary novels all that much.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book #31

I've been reading Stuart Little after lunch each day with one of my 2nd grade classrooms but I've never read it before now. I think I was too busy devouring Beverly Cleary, Ann Martin and Judy Blume books at that age to take a second look at a book about a mouse. I took some time this morning to finish it during my off day.

Should I ever teach I would most likely pursue the logical (and easiest) option and get my middle and secondary certification in social studies but I've found this time with elementary school children to be a fun way to catch up on some of the children's fiction I seem to have missed as a kid.

This also adds to my E.B. White selections for the year. If you'll remember book #22 was Charlotte's Web. I might have to round out the trifecta with The Trumpet of the Swan before the year is up.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Book #29

I'm working on Sarah, Plain and Tall with one of my reading groups this week. I've never read it before and I wanted to be better prepared to lead discussions.

And yes, even though it's only 60ish pages I'm totally counting it toward my reading goal. Hush.