It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 04/01/13
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We are lucky to have Nikki Loftin on base this week. She worked at the elementary school today and I hear she was great with the kids. I look forward to seeing her tomorrow at the middle school. As for the book, who wouldn't love a school where you get to eat as much as you want and leave class whenever you're bored? But something seems a little bit off... This is sort of a modern day Hansel and Gretel. There's a definite creep-factor, but since eating kids was ok in the Hansel and Gretel story, I assume it's ok for the middle years? I can't wait to hear what the kids say about this one.
On the 31st, I found that March was almost over and I hadn't even started my classic for the month. Thank goodness I picked a short one, but still it wasn't a fast read. I enjoyed the novel, and it's nice of Jane Austen to remind me that dating in the 1800s really isn't so different from dating now. (Then I watched MTV's Awkward and found that dating at 16 is not so different from Austen's character dating at 28 nor that different from me dating at 42.)
Finally! Took quite a while to get this one finished, but it is quite entertaining. It's interesting to think about what could come in the future with virtual reality, the internet, cloud storage, etc. And while reading a possible view of the future, there are lots of fun reminders of the 80s.
This week's picture books:
I read several of these based on recommendations from last week. My favorites are: Eight Days Gone which is tells about Apollo 11 in rhyme!; The Beast of Monsieur Racine which I had never heard of (thanks, Mayra for the intro to the author) but is great for April Fool's Day; Island: A Story of the Galapagos which is a great science follow-up to my reading of Charles and Emma. Oh, I also really liked Rhyming Dust Bunnies because they're cute and they rhyme and they make me smile. I liked the others too, but I don't want to be crazy picture book lady.
This week I've started Scarlet.
And I'm listening to The Teacher's Funeral.
I leave for my spring break trip this Saturday (Cambodia and Vietnam) so I probably won't write next week.
Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic reading week.