Saturday, October 29, 2011

Some Books for You

Simon did this meme again, and given the fact that I am extremely busy, haven't reviewed much in the last two months, and am now sick, I figured I would give it another go too!

1. Book I am currently reading: With me, there's never just one! I'm reading A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, (for school--I teach this to my freshmen), Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (also for school--I teach it to my juniors), and Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, (for Wallace's readalong; I'm dreadfully behind). I'm currently listening to Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan, because I'm trying to find some more boy-friendly books that I can have on my classroom shelves.

2. Last book I finished: A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin. It's been my favorite of the series so far, but A Storm of Swords is really good so far!

3. Next book I want to read: I really want to read The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater, but I will probably read A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin, if my hold goes through at the library in time.

4. Last book I bought: The Scorpio Races. I've actually been REALLY good about not buying books lately ;).

5. Last book I was given: I don't get books very often. But I do have high hopes of getting this gem for Christmas:

8 comments:

Jillian said...

Ooooh, that illustrated Dickens looks awesome!!

Read the Book said...

I'm pretty excited about! It's the first time in years that I've actually been able to tell my mom something specific that I want for Christmas.

Have you read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Doughlass? It's really, really good!

Jillian said...

Not yet! I really want to. I've read parts of it. :-)

Read the Book said...

It was quite the unexpected discovery when I taught it for the first time last year. I showed the A&E Biography video about Douglass to my class this year; when he first met with Lincoln, Douglass' response was: "he made me feel big." I just love that...it's a pretty great video about a really great man.

Angiegirl said...

I like this little meme. Just posted my version. :) Hope you do enjoy SCORPIO RACES when you get around to it.

StuckInABook said...

Thanks for playing along! Got to admit, when I claimed I was reading The Rector's Daughter, I really just picked one book from the six or so that I'm reading... I'm definitely not a one-book-at-a-time kinda person either!
Simon

Read the Book said...

Angie and Simon, thanks for stopping by. And Simon, I don't know how people can only read one book at a time!

Anna and Serena said...

Thanks for joining the challenge. We've got you on the participants list. We do have new WWI buttons too for the new 2012 challenge if you want to use them.