This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey and the kids' version borrowed from the wonderful ladies at Teach Mentor Texts.
I did a lot of reading over this past weekend. This was to make up for not reading much during the week. I actually read four books! They were part of a book order that came in on Thursday. So I like to read those chapter books if I haven't read them before. I wasn't disappointed in any of them! I'm only going to post about two right now. I have a bit of a head cold, and can here my bed calling my name.
The first book that I read was Wild Wings by Gill Lewis. Click here for a Goodreads summary. This was a good story about friendship and keeping promises. There were some twists that I wasn't expecting in the story. I always love a story that can catch me off guard. There was also an excerpt in the back from another Gill Lewis book, One White Dolphin. Click here for a Goodreads summary. The excerpt grabbed my attention and I will be looking for this one too.
The second book I read was Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary by Jerdine Nolen. Click here for a Goodreads summary. I did enjoy this book overall. Since my fourth grade students study about The Underground Railroad it will be one that I suggest to my teachers. I loved how much the book focus on the oral storytelling traditions of slaves. I wish the ending would have been different. I won't tell you how it ends, because I don't want to spoil it for you.
The two other books that I read this weekend were Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray, which I enjoyed so much more than I thought I was, and The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach. I'll try and most some more tomorrow as a part two.