Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Reading Recap

Goals, Goals, Goals
Did I meet them? Partially. I finally read The Help! I love love loved it, but I haven't blogged about it yet. Oops. I haven't been reading as many novels from my collection at school as I wanted to, but that's okay with me. And I decided not to revisit The Hunger Games and Catching Fire just yet because I'm not reading Mockingjay anytime soon. As for coffee shop reading - hah! What was I thinking? 

What and Why I Read
Because the public library had an awesome autumn display
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
I Know It's Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
Fall Is Here!: Counting 1 to 10 by Pamela Jane
Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka
Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson
When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey
Fall by Ann Herriges
Leaves, Leaves! A Lift-the-Flap Book by Salina Yoon

Because I like to read to and for my students
Frog by Moira Butterfield
Beware of the Frog by William Bee
The Tale of Tricky Fox by Jim Aylesworth
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Pinduli by Janell Cannon
I Went Walking  by Sue Williams
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Because I like to read for me too
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
 Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

I should have blogged about The Help. But what could I say, really? "Best book I've read in a long time" just doesn't cut it. It's one of those books that will forever stay with me. Maybe I'll find words for it the next time I read it.

I did blog about Bleeding Violet. And Pop! and Found.

But not Glimmerglass because it was such a pathetic, fairy bore. That sounds harsh, I know. But when you've read as many fairy books as I have, you have slightly higher expectations. And boy, was I disappointed. Same with Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, except with vampires. I really need to take a fantasy break.

Finally, I have to gush about my public library. We librarians have to stick together, you know, and brag about each other too - I love that my library buys anything and everything autumn-related because teachers and parents will inevitably seek those books out this time of year. Multiple copies galore! So many shiny books, all published this century! Nice.

October Aspirations
Read more for me. That's all. :)



Jan von Harz said...

September looks like it was a good month especially for your students. Can't wait to see what October brings.

Alexia561 said...

Looks like you did pretty well in September! And I gush about my library all the time, as it rocks! There are very few books that they can't get for me, and all of the librarians are awesome! Love my library! :)

Peaceful Reader said...

What a great montage of books! I liked Country Road ABC and have ordered it for my school library after previewing it at my wonderful public library! You had a great reading month.

Peaceful Reader said...

Okay I want to know more about these book photos...I like having all the titles together and want to use it on my school blog where I show a lot of titles. Did you take an actual photo of the books or making it from images on the web??

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