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Book Challenge-#38-#44

I am trying to get caught up on my book reviews-I went to the beach last week and read 7 books!!! I know-I’m patting myself on the back as I type this!! It was soooooo relaxing! 🙂 Got a tan, ate good food, read some great books, slept late, and spent quality time with my mom!

#38-The Cabin by Carla Neggers-I like this author-she writes suspense stories with a love twist to them. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a little drawn out to me.


#39-The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney-I loved this book and no, it’s not a typical beach read. It captures an event that can happen to anyone-believe me, tears were shed! And Caroline better be glad I had the companion book ready by my side when I finished this one-that’s all I’m gonna say! 🙂


#40-Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney-I loved this one as well and found out there is another companion book to these two-The Voice on the Radio-gotta put it on my list to read.


#41-Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli-I’ve been meaning to read this book all last year since I see it discussed on the web so much-I even recommended it last year to one of my reluctant readers(boy), and he LOVED it so I knew I had to read it. I was very satisfied.


#42-Who Ran my Underwear up the Flagpole? by Jerry Spinelli- I must love Jerry Spinelli-I’ve been buying his books like crazy lately! This was a funny read and will recommend it to ALL my 6th graders!


#43-Bunco Babes Tell All by Maria Geraci-I just had to buy this one since I loooooove playing bunco with my gals each month! I loved it-beware though, it’s a little explicit in places! 🙂


#44- The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook- This was the BEST one of the week! It caught my eye when I bought it a couple of months ago because I really want to start walking-it will inspire you to walk even if you hadn’t thought about it! It is hilarious!!! I was laughing out loud!!!! This is one of those books that I might read again (and I don’t usually do that)! Definitely a beach read!!!!!!!!!!!


Books on my mind

To meet my challenge this summer of reading a book each day I am going to have to read A LOT of books! YEA! 🙂 There are some that I have been wanting to read since this past year, but just never.found.the.time.

So, I went to the classroom and grabbed some + I bought a few. Here’s a visual:

Of course, I have a whole bunch more that I want to read-I bought about 10 or 12 on my way back from Mobile this past Friday! In fact, do you see the book on the top of the stack-“The Face on the Milk Carton“? Well, it was listed in one of my professional reads this summer so I went out and found it-then I realized it had 2 companion books to it (I think sort of like sequels) so I actually found them Friday-I know, you don’t have to say it-I’M GOOD!!!!! 🙂

Happy Reading! Drop a comment if you have already read any of these and let me know what you think!

Mobile, Alabama!!!

I am down in Mobile (250 miles from home) for a leadership conference. We had an AEA Board meeting this morning and finished around 11:30-JUST IN TIME FOR LUNCH!!! One of my favorite times of the day! 🙂 So, I did my usual whenever I have the chance to come to Mobile-I went to the sushi bar and got me some of them there california rolls and philly rolls-then headed over to that there park and sat on a bench watching the squirrels, eating my delicious lunch, and of course reading!


Then I went to the little used bookstore downtown and-of course-bought 4 books. One is about urban legends (tell me that won’t get my 6th graders siked!), freaky weather, and “Al Capone Does My Shirts” (because I keep hearing about it on the web), and “The Face on the Milk Carton“. I can’t wait to get these read this summer!

All of that took about 3 hours-so now I am cooling off in my hotel room working on some stuff: trying to upload some of the reading series trifold discussion things I made as pdf files so everyone can open them/listening to pandora music on the web (Loverboy!!!)/checking email/and about to work on my 3 online classes-but, being the PROCRASTINATOR that I am I decided to take some pictures of the wonderful view from my hotel room.

Someone’s having a great time! 🙂

And, here is the squirrel that put on a show for me in the park!

It’s been a great day! 🙂