I don't recommend the flu, but it did give me an excuse to alternate between sleeping, reading, and watching movies this weekend. Anyone else admit to watching the Twilight marathon? #notashamed
I did squeeze in some necessary homework as well. It comes with the territory of being a graduate student.
Today is Monday, so I am going to link up with Book Journeys and Unleashing Readers to share what I have been reading lately.
Adult Fiction Reads
This weekend I finished Dragonfly in Amber and started Voyager.
So far I am enjoying the Outlander series. I have always loved historical fiction. I will say I enjoy the series, but at times the books do seem overly long. Some parts of the plot feel unnecessary or feel like they drag on a bit longer than they should, but overall still entertaining.
Audio Books I am Reading
I spend way too much time in the car, so audio books help keep me sane. Audible is my friend. This past week, I started Scarlet after finishing Cinder.
I love the idea of a fractured fairy tale for teens. I felt so inspired by the idea of a science fiction fairy tale that my 8th graders are writing their own version of a fairy tale set in a science fiction setting in class. We just finished Ender's Game, so science fiction has been on the brain.
Teen Fiction I am Reading on My Own
I have been reading The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.
It is a lovely satire that will make you laugh out loud. Some girls at a a girl's finishing school find themselves in a predicament when their headmistress and her brother fall over dead at dinner. They decide to hide the deaths, so they don't have to be sent home. Still reading it currently, but I intend to read parts of it to my students later in the year before we read Taming of the Shrew. I think it will make for a fun discussion of satire.
Read Alouds to My Students
We read the first few chapters of Ruby Red and my students were loving it. Ruby Red is very funny, so it really does translate very well to audio or as a read aloud. I considered reading the whole book, but I really want to introduce them to different books every couple weeks. I want to expose them to different books to hopefully get them to want to pick up some books on their own to read for pleasure.
This past week we just started The Testing. The Testing is a great dystopian teen fiction read that is not as well known yet, so not many have read it yet.
What are you reading?