Sunday, June 7, 2009
48 hour book challenge wrap-up
Well, the weekend is over and I've read 3 new books. On total, I read for 9 1/2 hours. Not bad for a weekend full of family events - dinner with my parents, sleepover party for 7 girls, music recital at my house.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly. While I found this a bit slow to get into, I did appreciate its sense of wonder at the natural world and astonishment at what the future will bring.
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, by Sonya Sones. I thoroughly enjoyed this book in free verse. It was light, but thoughtful. A bit predictable, but kept me wanting to know what happened next. And I discovered that while my 10 year old would like to read this, it definitely belongs in the too-YA for her shelf!
Prince of Underwhere (Underwhere Series), by Bruce Hale. A fun way to wrap up the weekend. I do think that 3rd and 4th graders will enjoy this. It is a graphic novel / chapter book combo. It has potty humor that took me a while to get (the great Lump of Pu). Plus classic good vs. evil story.
The best news: I discovered new friends and blogs, and I want to keep reading more! I'm excited about my quest for this summer: digging into middle school (grades 6 - 8) reading. So if you have any great suggestions for this level, send them my way!
Posted by Mary Ann Scheuer at 9:37 PM