Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's Been A While

With all the snow days we've had around here, you'd think I would have gotten a lot of reading done. But I haven't gotten as much as I wanted. Perhaps it's because I've also been taking care of a growing little boy at the same time. =)

I did read a few things. I read "Swindle" when our book fair rolled around. I wanted to be able to to talk about the book when the second book "Zoobreak" came out. And the newest 39 Clues. I picked a few others that I want to read. One to see if it's just appropriate for my students. It's called "Distant Waves" and the students were very drawn to it. But it did have a "young adult" level on it. So it's on the "to read" pile.

I also read the next book in the Septimus Heap series. I just always seem to enjoy fantasy. I've continued to read books by Mental Floss. One called "In the Beginning" and another called "Be Amazing" have short easy to read, but interesting blurbs that have come in surprisingly handy in various conversations. =) I checked out "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on CD to listen to before the next movie comes out.

I also have added several things to my Audible wish list. Our state Poet Laureate wrote an article about the top ten best books of the decade. There were several on there that I haven't read yet, but have wanted to read. So I have added those on the Audible wish list. Here's the list if you are interested.

1. “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling (Read it)
2. “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown (Read it)
3. “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer (Read it)
4. “Million Little Pieces” by James Frey (Don't really have the desire to read it.)
5. “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Want to read it.)
6. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Want to read it.)
7. “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd (Read it)
8. “My Sister's Keeper” by Jodi Picoult (Want to read it.)
9. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon (Want to read it.)
10. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini (Want to read it.)

So there you go. That's what I've read and what I will be reading. Hopefully, I'll get some done in the next couple of weeks!

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