Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WWW Wednesday - 2.17.10

WWW Wednesdays is a short and sweet little meme hosted by 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?


  1. I just started Stone's Fall, which is a bit of a chunkster at almost 600 pages (with tiny works and big pages!) so I may be at this awhile! I'm also listening to Olive Kitteredge on audio, and frankly I'm not into it. Maybe this is not a good one for audio, I'm not sure.

  2. I want to squeeze in a little time for Cee Cee as well. Maybe I will make it my weekend read.

  3. Molly, I've really enjoyed the whole Percy Jackson series. It's quite fun I think and I know we had a hard time keep the Greek mythology books on the shelves in the kid's section. I love books that spur kids (or adults) on to read more about it. I think the movie will be different, as they inevitably are, but it will likely be fun as well.

  4. I've never seen this meme before! Sounds intriguing, so I'll need to grab the logo and links.

    I'm currently reading Winter Garden, and up next will be Home Repair, followed by (I think!) Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, by Fannie Flagg.

  5. Yay for CeeCee Honeycutt. I do hope you love it as much as I did.

  6. The kids in my class love The Lightning Thief. I haven't read it myself, not being a huge fantasy fan, but I'm sure I will some day.

  7. I love that you are reading books recommended by your students ... I'm sure they love that!!!

    And CeeCee Honeycutt is a very easy read ... you should breeze right through it.

    And I'm planning on reading Alice in Wonderland soon too!

  8. I just started Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortensen. I'm quite sure as a teacher and one who sees first hand how education changes the lives of young people, that you would enjoy it! I'm reading it for my book club next friday and thinking we will have a lively discussion.


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