|Can't go wrong with Hiaasen. Hoot. Flush. Chomp.|
August is almost here, which means summer is almost over. Noooooooooo..... How does it go by so quickly? The real question is, how does it go by so quickly when I'm doing basically nothing? So far, my summer off from teaching has been full of home repairs (minor), day trips with the fam (fun!), and afternoons at the beach (funner!). We didn't plan a major vacation this summer, and that has turned out to be an awesome idea (note to self).
When not patching drywall or hanging at Sea World with the fam, I've been reading and writing. Speaking of reading, two things I've always loved about the online literary community are the quality book recommendations and reviews. Honestly, I find about 75%* of the books I read from book reviews and blogs. Twitter is also a quality book recommendation source (depending on who you follow).
For this mid-summer post, I thought I'd share what I've read this summer, and what I plan to read. Basically, these are the books sitting on my nightstand, or ones that are put away in my backpack ready to glide into my school library's book drop.
Besides Carl Hiaasen's Scat, which I'm almost finished with, I've also read some other quality middle grade books.
|I must read because Mike Winchell said so.|
|Great cover, great concept. Loved the voice.|
I have one YA book on my nightstand:
|Honestly, the cover made me pick this up. And, the blurb is great.|
One of my personal reading goals is to read more "adult" fiction. I put "adult" in quotations because kids can read these books, too. They're not just limited to people over 18 years-old. These "adult" books are also on my nightstand, collecting dust under the middle grade books. Funny how that always happens. But I'll get to them soon (especially the Gaiman book!). Promise.
|Can't wait for this one! Loved Coraline and The Graveyard Book.|
|My favorite King book is The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (a quiet little book).|
|I read a stellar interview with Ben Fountain. Therefore, I got the book.|
If you love a book, or you hear great things about a book, the best deed a reader can do for an author is tell someone else about the book.
So... what are you reading this summer?
*the other 25% I find in my school's library