Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snow Vacation reading

During the Snow Vacation, I managed to read several books!

1. Dairy Queen (Catherine Gilbert Murdock) - excellent! I could relate in a few ways with the main character. I didn't have to imagine bringing in the hay with machinery from the 1950's era. :) I also had no idea I would be reading another football book!!!

(During first semester, I challenged my 5th hour boys to some "football reading". We read "Our Boys... A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen" by Joe Drape, Jim Dent's "Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites who ruled Texas Football" and "The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis. I read them ALL and got more than my dosage of football reading!!! :) )

2. The Book of Joe (Jonathan Tropper) (adults)

3. How to Talk to A Widower (Jonathan Tropper) (adults)

4. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons ( Lorna Landvik) (adults) I read this on the Nook

5. Very Special Delivery (Linda Goodnight) Also on the Nook...

6. Homespun Bride (Jillian Hart) Also Nook...

7. The Christmas Cookie Club (Ann Pearlman) (adults) Nook...

8. Anyone But You (Jennifer Crusie) (adults) Nook....

I bought #2 and 3 sight unseen. "The Book of Joe" has the main character returning to his hometown of Bush Falls when his father has a stroke. I was thinking that someone was definitely stealing my father's own story line :) I was even more intrigued when I got into the book and found many more parallels between my own past and the story of "Joe".

#5 and 6 were freebie downloads on the Nook... romance/historical romance fiction
My new motto created while I was discussing his lack of reading time with a 7th hour student...

"If you have time to breathe, you've got time to read!" - Cooper

1 comment:

  1. Over vacation, I got to catch up on some of my favorite authors - Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. I started the Seasons of Grace series and the Ada's House series - just waiting for the newest releases. Up next on my reading list is John Wooden's mentoring book.


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