Monday, January 3, 2011

Book-A-Day Challenge - Part 2

Tomorrow school re-opens and while I am looking forward to be back in the library, seeing students and colleagues, I am sad that reading will again have to take second (or third, fourth...?) place. After a long working day, getting dinner ready, spending some time with my family, reading is usually pushed and limited to the last moments of a long day. However, having participated in Donalyn Miller's Book-a-Day challenge during the break, helped me to enjoy some wonderful reading time. While I haven't been as successful as she and other Twitter friends, I am excited to look back on 18 titles - even more that there was hardly any disappointment in the selection of the books I had picked. Inspired by the experience as well as reading through Donalyn's last blog post, I am considering to join The Centurions of 2011 - a group on Facebook, aiming at reading 111 books during the year 2011, to have a new reading challenge to work on and enjoy. Maybe you feel like joining too?

Here the list of books I read during the December break - in the order of reading (find above on my Shelfari shelf my reviews):

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari

Secrets of a Lab Rat: No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) by Trudi Trueit

Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Sunny Side Up by Marion Roberts

Chang and the Bamboo Flute by Elizabeth Starr Hill

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Swindle by Gordan Korman

The Seer of Shadows by Avi

Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder

Northward to the Moon by Polly Horvath

Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus by Kristen Tracy

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

Best Foot Forward by Joan Bauer

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