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November 20, 2012

Back in the reading habit


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Hooray!  I've been reading L O T S of books since last week.  I'm feeling better about my reading (too bad I have a cracked filling and a stuffy head... but that's a different slice) !!!

Here are some books I read that are worth a shout out!

This adorable story by Paul Schmid finds Petunia in a power struggle with her parents over the animal she thinks would be a perfect pet.  My 4th graders cracked up at Petunia's verbal meltdown in the middle of the story.  I love the beautifully simple purple illustrations.


Elizabeth Levy has a great protagonist in Cassie.  She's a middle school girl with a retired football player for a dad.  Cassie bounces between mom's house and dad/stepmom's house.  Things get interesting when Cassie is asked to try out for the football team, even though she hasn't played since she was 7 in the Pee Wee league.  I love Cassie's perseverance.  

These were my favorites from this weekend's reading.  Next up on the to-read list (see my list on Goodreads) are:




Happy reading to all during this holiday weekend!  I'm so thankful for the time to spend with my family, friends and BOOKS!

6 comments:

  1. The joy in your writing about these books oozes throughout. Having something to read is a necessary part of our DNA. Enjoy your reading time over the long weekend.

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  2. I'm putting them on my must read books. Enjoy the holidays. xo

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  3. Cheering with you!
    Books are friends.

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  4. I want to read the Baby Mouse books! Thanks for reminding me about them.

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  5. You are giving me ideas of what to do with a couple of extra days off....maybe I should try reading simple/easy books for a change....maybe blogging about them later.

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  6. Petunia is about to go on my Amazon Wish List. Sounds adorable!

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