Thursday, March 29, 2012

Slice of Life Day 29: My Beach Reads

Okay, only one more school day until Spring Break. I can do this. I can do this. To keep my mind off all the things I really need to do before we leave for our trip, I thought I would make a list of books I will take with me to read. I'm not going to a beach, but there will be a pool. Guess I should call the list Pool Reads. Just something about Beach Reads that sounds better!

List of Beach Reads:
  •  Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story by Christina Baldwin
  • Learning by Karen Kingsbury
  • Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher
  • William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins
I think I have all my bases covered. I have our Book Club book.  It seems more like an assignment book. One that I enjoy, but need to  think. I have notes written in the margins so I will be ready to talk about it when I get back.

I have my fun read. This is the second of the Bailey Flanigan Series and I am hooked! This book makes me feel good when I read it. I love it. This is my "no-brainer".

I have the a book to challenge my writing talent. When I read this book, I have assignments that I want to try. With Slice of Life over, I need something to keep me going. I think Kelly Gallagher is just the author to do that.

I have my nonfiction book. With Common Core calling for the genres to be 50%/50% with nonfiction and fiction, I need to bump up my nonfiction reading. William Henry Harrison was a Hoosier. His presidential campaign was an extravaganza of parades, songs, dances and ball rolling, The presidential wanna-be's of today could learn from him!

So, my bags are still NOT packed. My clothes are in a pile waiting for me to make my decisions on what I will take. BUT, I have my books all ready to go. One thing checked off my list!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Have a great trip. Thanks for sharing your reads.