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Friday, June 17, 2011

Stack of Books

Beside my bed, beside the couch, on the small table by my favorite reading chair, on our dining room table (really)...stack of books reside. My stacks include:
  • Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney - Wonderfully woven stories from three young narrators told in 1936 and 1937 and centered on the hope sparked by Joe Louis in the African American community
  • The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean - Supposed to be a humorous account of a girl's journey downstream about a paddle steamer in the 1890s...I get to start this one tomorrow
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - I'm working through "The Tempest" again, thanks to Holling Hoodhood in The Wednesday Wars.
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean - One of my former high school colleagues recommended this historical fiction novel two weeks ago. Its the story of an incredible museum tour guide's descriptions of the paintings that have been removed from the frames in 1941.
The talk among teachers in the summer often turns to books and what we are reading. After the graduation party I attended tonight, I reserved three more books! The stacks never seem to diminish, just change in colors and titles.


  1. I think, perhaps, on this blog you might set up a list of recommended titles so we can quickly refer to a side bar when we want the title of a great read.

  2. I tried to add a list to the side bar, but it appears at the bottom of the posts. Is that at all helpful, Brattcat?

  3. I hadn't noticed the list at the bottom. I always stopped scrolling when I got to the "comment" box. Thanks for the heads up. And here's to many days of luxurious summer reading.