Monday, March 30, 2009

Holy Mackerel

It's been a very long time since I've posted. And sadly, I haven't read too much in the interim. At least, not literature-wise. I've been reading a lot of professional items: blogs, web pages, lesson plans, industry-related magazines. And I've been very busy. I have started on a few items though. I started Elijah of Buxton, which I am enjoying. I can easily see why this has won so many awards. I'm anxious to get further in it, but I've kept it at school for the 15 minutes a day I have silent reading duty.

I did pick up the third book in the 39 Clues, The Sword Thief. It was o.k. I felt that the book didn't really have much of a good storyline this time. It felt like one of those episodes of your favorite shows that occurs simply to set up the good action for the next episode. We'll see what happens when book four comes out in June. I can't imagine all 10 books holding as much interest, but then again...look at A Series of Unfortunate Events.

I also read The Demigod Files, an "in between" book for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It was a quick few stories to tide over readers until the next book comes out. And there is an excellent teaser for the next book at the end. I'll be anxious to read that. A teacher at school has some students who have become very interested in of my favorite topics...and I wonder if it's at all related to this series. I'm going to have fun digging out some of my old materials from when I taught mythology and bringing it to school.

I am going to pick up the rest of our State Awards soon, so hopefully, I'll get a jump on those for next year. I've read three already, so I'm a little ahead! Expect more postings soon!

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