Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading?

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.

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)

1 comment:

  1. Wild Wings sounds interesting as well as Eliza's Freedom Road - there's a wordless picture book that has just been recently published (the title escapes me now) which I think would be a great companion book for this one. I haven't heard of The Storm before Atlanta or Here Lies Linc - but they both sound interesting. Have a great reading week!