Thursday, July 7, 2011

Favourite Books - Linky Party Fun

My Favourite Books

Jen Runde is holding a linky party on favourite books! That is my weakness – books and magazines. I can’t pass a book store without stopping in and buying at least one book! Costgo is the worst though – I tell myself I will not buy another book. Yeah right! There is always some new book that has been recommended, that looks too good to pass up or has been on my list to read.
Here are some of my favourite books:

1. Childhood Favourites:
My favourite books in childhood were the Anne of Green Gables series. I loved Anne Shirley! I wanted to be a teacher and a writer, just like her.

2. Classroom Favourites:
I love Kate DiCamillo’s books – Because of Winn Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Tale of Desperaux are my all time favourites to read aloud
I always read these to my Grade 3 classes and the children love them.

3. “Reading to my own Children” Favourites:
My favourite book that I read to my children was “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. I used to sing the song to my youngest every night. I read every night to my children – it didn’t matter the book, as long as we were snuggled together and enjoying the store.

4. Professional Favourites:
One of my favourites is “Conversations” by Regie Routman. I also like her “Reading Essentials. I turn to “Strategies the Work” by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis as well as “On Solid Ground” by Taberski for reading comprehension.
I have used “The Daily Five” and “Café” by The Two Sisters for the past 2 years and although I don’t follow them exactly, there are many great things in these books.

5. Guilty Pleasure Favourites
I love the Sue Grafton books – am waiting for the next one eagerly! I also read Kathy Reichs and Debbie Macomber (2 completely different writers!)
Right now I am into reading young adult fiction and have just finished Lois Lowry”s “Gathering Blue” (listed as a companion book to “The Giver”). Really enjoyed it.
I have lists to read and piles of books to read and usually have several on the go.

Right now I am also working through “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.

What are your favourite books??


Runde's Room said...

Thanks for linking up today! I LOVED the Anne of Green Gables series. As a child I had my grandmother's copy of the book - an old green hardcover published in the 1930s. In fact, I still have it. Memories :)

Beth said...

I just finished rereading the entire Anne of Green Gables series. I cry every time Matthew's dies...every time!
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