I read four and a half books during my break, and listened to one. I don’t really think I LOVED any of them, and the one I thought I would LOVE, I still haven’t finished! What is wrong with me?!
I plowed through the first two Under the Never Sky books so quickly. And as soon as I finished the second book, I pre-ordered the third book — over a year ago. So why can’t I seem to get into Into the Still Blue? Maybe I just lost the momentum. I forgot that Perry can sometimes be a big jerk, and I don’t even remember why Roar is so crabby. In theory, I should go back and re-read Through the Ever Night, but I hardly ever re-read a book.
Speaking of re-reading. I did re-read a favorite book during break. It is a book I’ve read before and really enjoy and I really needed a “vacation” book that didn’t make me think too hard. I don’t have a copy of that book in my stack, but it was on my Kindle. Its a cross between science fiction and historical romance and one of my favorite series of all times.
Canning Season was weird. I can’t picture a kid reading it. Out of the Dust was great and I will be sharing it with seventh graders this year. I listened to The Son by Phillip Heyer on audio book, and it was a good audio book, but by the end of the book I was mad at most of the characters — so I haven’t decided if I liked the book or not.
My favorite time to read was the morning on the patio with my husband. He was reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. We’d drink our coffee and sit in the sunshine and read together. I know this sounds dorky to you, because you’re in middle school; but to this old lady, it was wonderful.