Good Morning Friends,
I slept in a bit today - David was supposed to go to basketball early this morning, but they canceled the C-Squad games for today - so we get a lovely day at home!
I mentioned last week about my book reading, so that is the content of todays post. If you are not interested, then enjoy your day!!
I was not much of a reader growing up. I did read a little, like all of the American Girl books (which is why McKinley loves AG so well), and all of the Babysitters books (I still have them all too!). But when it came to reading for school and such, not so much. And really until recently, my reading time was spent on the People magazine. HA!
Last year when I went back to work at school, I’d found some free time – not much - but often a little while here and there where I couldn’t do much else. So I picked up some books at school and started reading. One of them was The Giver.
I love this book – and am currently re-reading it with the 8th graders I work with. I was so excited for the movie, and if you haven’t read or seen either, I will just say that I still enjoy the book more. There are a few difference that make the movie more interesting to today’s viewer.
I am also currently re-reading Touching Spirit Bear with the 7th graders I work with – and am glad I read them both before so I kind of know what’s going on.
I want to stop here to say that I did laugh at some of my Twi-hard friends who were so excited to see the movies after reading the books, they drove out of town to a midnight showing. I can relate. I didn’t do that with The Giver or any others, but I can relate to being excited for a movie.
Last fall, I picked up Divergent. I knew there was a movie out, but I still wanted to read the book first. Here is where I related to my Twi-hard friends. I couldn’t wait to see the movie, and read the rest of the books. I finished up the series and Four, a book about the character Four. Now I’m currently waiting to see Insurgent.
At school, I was also told that the The Giver had more books that accompanied them. I read them all – Gathering Blue, The Messenger and The Son.
I also started looking into the Kindle readers and decided I wanted a Kindle Fire to read on. I do like real books, but I liked the options that are on the Kindle. (I can play my games on there too!! HA!)
I got a Kindle Fire 6” for Christmas and have been to the library so I can check out books on there.
I am a Stephen King fan and did read Under the Dome long before it became one of my favorite TV series. I also am a fan of Mary Higgins Clark and am currently reading, Two Little Girls in Blue.
I also love Nicholas Sparks for the love story and have read most of his work. And I’m a fan of Karen Kingsbury and her Christian Love Stories.
I’m kind of all over the place.
I wanted to start off this Saturday Share like this, so I can share in the future what I’m reading.
I’ve linked all of these to Amazon so you can check them out or purchase them there.
And if you are on Goodreads, you can find me there as well.