Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: I'm Like a Kid in a Candy Store...

"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate." ~Henry Miller

I've just scheduled another book signing, for Saturday June 5, 2-4 pm at the Barnes and Noble in downtown Ithaca, NY. If you're in the area, please mark your calendars and stop by to say hello!

Yesterday was my "kid in a candy store" day, since this week is Educator Appreciation Week at Borders, which means 30% everything if you have your school ID. Now, Borders usually has pretty good deals/sales anyway, but still, this is a treat for me :) I actually asked my students today which books they'd like to see on our "borrowing bookshelf" in the classroom (most of those I get from used book sales,, donations, or the few I buy I myself). These are the ones they suggested that I was actually able to find in the store (and thanks to gift cards left over from Christmas, I didn't spend a cent!):

Jellicoe Road
Thirteen Reasons Why
Shutter Island
An Abundance of Katherines
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Have you read any of them? I'll give a report as I do!


Charity Tahmaseb said...

Jellicoe Road was one of my favorite books that I read last year. If your students like that one, they may also like others by Melina Marchetta. I just finished Saving Francesca and enjoyed it very much.

Thirteen Reasons Why is a pretty intense read. Lots of kids in my son's school are reading it and we've talked a bit about it. He hasn't picked it up yet, though.

Happy reading!

Allie Boniface said...

Haha Charity I knew you'd chime in! I really can't wait to read Jellicoe Rd...