Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It has been over a month since I took part in these memes. I have been reading, although not as much as I'd like. But it is report card time and spending more time on marking and working on reports.
My list of books to read keeps growing though!

We got a small bookshelf at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago and finally set it up Saturday. I knew there were few places it could go - but my husband's suggestion worked so well! It now sits atop a desk in my soon to be functional art room (at least by the time school ends!)

In the past few weeks,  I read:

"The Island" by Elin Hilderbrand  - really enjoyed it

"Bite of the Mango Tree" by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland. I finally finished this autobiography of Mariatu - from her  horrific loss of arms in Sierra Leone to life here in Canada.

as well as these YA and picture books:

"Bifocal" by Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters (It was excellent and really looked at two different ways of life and viewpoints

"Dancing Through the Snow"  by Jean Little. very enjoyable

"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White this was a reread - as I  read it as our class read aloud. I still love it, as did the children.

"Charlotte" by Janet Lunn an excellent look at the United Empire Loyalists and how the revolution tore family's apart.

"Little Burnt Face" by Kath Lock   great for comparison to Cinderella

Right now I am reading:

"Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin  (historical fiction about Alice of "Alice in Wonderland"

"Stolen Child" by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (A Brantford resident and a writer of historical fiction for young adults. I'm enjoying this one)

Be sure to check out some great book choices here and here.


Lindsey said...

I've seen Alice I Have Been in a few places. How are you liking it so far?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I could read Charlotte's Web every year!

And enjoy your new art room!

Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I'd love to have you stop by!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Love the idea for the shelf, & your room is something so fun to look forward to! I like the look of the Bifocal book. Thanks for sharing all the books! I too could read Charlotte's Web every year. Lately there is a new biography of EB White titled The Story of Charlotte's Web. I loved it, & maybe you will too.

Jen said...

Charlotte's Web is always a perfect read aloud - but extra special this year for it's anniversary. :)