MizB at Should be Reading. In essence she asks us to post:
What am I currently reading: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This was recommended so highly by several students that I knew I had to give it a try. It is a very quick, action-packed adventure story of Half-bloods (that is, part human and part Greek god) who are called to a Quest to defeat evil. Fortunately for me, no prior knowledge if Greek mythology is needed, as it is explained throughout the book. The movie adaptation was just recently released and perhaps I will venture to see it once I have finished the book. It is the first book in a 5 part series.
What did I recently finish reading: I recently completed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, in preparation of teaching it to my 9th grade class. While I was somewhat skeptical of this fantasy fiction classic (I often have a difficult time connecting with such imaginative stories), I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this short novella that dares to make sense of a dream world. I particularly enjoyed - and actually laughed out loud - at some of the puns and word games.
What do I think I will read next: I hope to find the time to read my library copy of Beth Hoffman's, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, before it is due. I have read so many wonderful reviews, and it does not look like a complicated story. I also think it is a story rich in character relationships, which is my preferred genre and a welcome change from the fantasy books that have occupied my reading time of late.
How about you? What books are you planning to read this week that I should add to the TBR pile?