COME VISIT TEACH.MENTOR.TEXTS, WITH JEN AND KELLEE WHO ARE HOSTS OF THIS KIDLIT MEME, FROM PRIMARY TO YA. CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO SEE WHAT SO MANY ARE READING!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is another meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys, a variety of reviews to find even more books for your TBR list.
So much talk, and I knew it must be good. We should be so grateful this year for the marvelous stories that have been presented to us by R.J. Palacio, Christopher Paul Curtis, Silas House & Neela Vaswani, John Green, and now Jo Knowles. I read this book, See You At Harry's, faster than others I loved just as much. I just couldn't bear to stop. The characters were shown so realistically; the plot was shocking yet not surprising. I see these events reported sometimes on the news. I thought the book was about something else equally compelling, but it turned on a dime, as my own life has this year, and I was touched by the reactions of the family-so real, so like life. It's not to be missed. When recommending to those young students for whom this is written, I would take care to keep in touch with them as they read. It's important to discuss, not dismiss as "so sad", "didn't you think it was sad?" and then move on.
My favorite quotes: "And that is definitely not the kind of fame you want. Ever."
"Wow, Ferny. Punching Tooty's nephew in the face. I never knew you had it in you."
"I lean back in the seat again and look out the wIndow. I feel my mouth turn into a smile. Me, either, I think."
"I wait and wait, but my lap stays empty. Everything is empty."
"I think Ran already knows exactly how I feel. And exactly what I need.
Just quiet. Just a friend. And the impossible."
"And it is enough."
At The Library: I found several audio books to help me catch up on books for younger students. I'll listen on my way to work and back! And I checked out one picture book which caught my eye. It is a book published in 1996. I hope you can find it because it is about writing and observations out of doors, journaling, and imagining what things seen outside at night might be saying if they wrote letters. The book is titled Night Letters, by Palmyra LoMonaco, illustrated with watercolors by Normand Chartier. One letter says: Dear Lily, Every evening I sip sweet nectar from the flowers, then I flutter my wings and move on.
Very truly yours, the Hawkmoth.
What's Next! Still reading Divergent, and liking it, but just took a break to read the above. And planning to listen to those audio books I checked out.