Monday, April 21, 2014

#IMWAYR April 21, 2014

Time to update on what I have been reading.  I hope you had a great Easter weekend!  I certainly did.  I did my first 5k type event, even though it was actually 4 miles.  I participated in the First Baptist Dallas Easter run.  I was afraid I would be the only doing an interval pace of running and walking.  Luckily, there were other partial walkers as well. I stopped at Klyde Warren Park to get a picture on the race.

Now time to link up with Must Read Monday and #IMWAYR.

Must-Read Monday Linky

This week I wanted to start a new read aloud.  I couldn't decide between Paperboy by Vince Vawter or Wonder by RJ Palacio.  I read my students the descriptions of both books today.  We took a vote, and they chose Paperboy. Wonder is a about a boy named Auggie with a facial abnormality who goes to school for the first time.  The book is written in different points of view and really tells a wonderful story. Wonder is really well suited to 4th and 5th grade.  Paperboy takes place in Memphis in 1959.  A boy takes over his friend's paper route for the summer, but he struggles because he has a stuttering problem.  He meets some really interesting people along his route and has to deal with some difficult problems.  The book is probably more geared toward 6th or 7th grade, but since we are at the end of 5th grade I thought it might a good challenge. I thoroughly recommend both books!


On my own, I am trying to finish Doon and The Diviners. I just started Doon.  It is about a girl who goes to Scotland for the summer with her best friend.  It seems like an interesting adventure.


I am not enjoying The Diviners nearly as much as I normally enjoy Libba Bray's books.  It definitely has some interesting characters and some wit.  It almost reminds me a bit of The Great Gatsby because of the time period and it being Manhattan.  It describes different characters, but none of them do you really become sympathetic to. 


What are you reading?

On a side note, Nala and I went on an interval run/walk tonight and stopped to grab some photos with the Bluebonnets.

 

4 comments:

  1. Hi there April - great to hear your candid thoughts about The Diviners. I haven't read any of Libba Bray's novels yet - they all look dauntingly thick. Hope you enjoy the rest of your reading week!

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  4. Great suggestions. I've been meaning to read Wonder so I appreciate the breakdown. ;)

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