Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Reading Recap

Goals, Goals, Goals
I was right - not much time for reading this month. I had trouble choosing which novel to read first, so I didn't read any, well all but one. I squeezed one by Simone Elkeles in because I was so enamored with her presentation at ISLMA. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but I just didn't have the brain capacity for it. And The Hunger Games trilogy? Sitting on my coffee table. Calling to me. Begging, pleading, hoping that I'll re-read and read them. I will. Really. 

What I Read & Why 
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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk by Dav Piley
Zoey Zeta and the Sisters of Power by Robert Simon 

Because I bought a boat load of picture books for my library with a generous grant
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Because part of my job lets me read to and for kiddos
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Because I didn't spend very much time at the public library this month
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December Dreams 
So, that's a lot of picture books in November. I need more YA in my life. Please, December, give me more time and energy to read novels. I miss it! I won't even begin to name what books are sitting in various piles around my house because I'll just be sad in January to see all those I did not read. Let's just say that I'll read more than I did this month! The snow will force me to cozy up to some good books, right?



Peaceful Reader said...

You must be working on Patricia Polacco with students. You did have a very good picture book month! What would the NYT have to say?? It must just have been a month to focus on work-related books and Dec., hopefully, will bring more YA choices!

NatalieSap said...

It was a very work-heavy month, with Family Reading Night taking up every free moment - oy, and I forgot to add those books. Anyhow, yes, fourth/fifth graders are reading Polacco in lit circles, which has been... interesting. The weeks are just going by too quickly!

Jan von Harz said...

November was a slow reading month for me too, but I am looking forward to winter break so I can read, read, read! Maybe December will allow you to pick up those books begging you to read. Just have to make it to the break!

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