Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday! What are you Reading??



It's time again to share books we've read. I have not read as much as I would have liked the past couple of weeks, but have finished a few books, and started several more!
My favourite was "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. It was shocking in parts but so very interesting.I am looking forward to Thursday, when our social justice book club meets to discuss the book. Should be a very challenging discussion!
Two other books I read over the Easter weekend and thoroughly enjoyed, were:
"Comfort Food" by Kate Jacobs (the author of the Friday Night Knitting Club - loved that series of books!)
"The Edge of Winter" by Luanne Rice.
At school I reread "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams. It is one book I don't mine rereading over and over again. My class this year saw immediately the connection to "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" - a book they absolutely loved and were moved by.
We are just starting to read "Stone Fox" by John Reynolds Gardiner. I hope to have them view the movie when we are finished and compare the 2.
I am currently reading:
"Life is a Verb" by Patti Digh (Reading and experiencing it as there are exercises to do)
"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio (A YA novel recommended all over blogland!)
"Stolen Child" by Marsha F. Skrypuch. I just discovered this author is from Brantford and writes a lot of historical fiction, which I love.
Any favourites you have to share?

6 comments:

Teacher said...

Oh, I cry everytime I read Stone Fox with students! Such a good read.

As for Velveteen Rabbit, I think it just has an ageless and universal appeal. I took my own third graders to see the play a couple years ago and they really enjoyed it.

Enjoy Wonder! I am reading it now too. I am thinking I will finish it tonight. :)

The Brunette Librarian said...

Happy reading this week!

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April Cole said...

Oh my... what a wonderful collection of reading!
Life is a Verb- you are going to love, enjoy. :]
I found the prompts in this book, have a real call to action!!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

I have read a few of these books. Great books.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Everyone is reading Wonder! I have to get on that!

Kokopelli said...

Funny that I stumbled upon your post, as I read a very disturbing and scary book last week: "My 33rd year" by Gerhard Fittkau, which is a report about his 33rd year of his life during WWII and his time in Siberia. I could only read 10 pages and then had to stop. Or I would have cried.
Happy reading!