I just finished The Misadventures of Maude March or Trouble Rides a Fast Horse by Audrey Couloumbis. What a fun read and thank you to Tina to suggesting this book to me! I also just read Lowji Discovers America by Candace Fleming and it was a funny book that was very enjoyable. Both of these books are on the William Allen White list, I think I am down to Airball, Adam Canfield of the Slash, The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs, The Penderwicks, Shanghai Messenger, and one other title that has left my mind. Remember to come see our Leap Year Feature and look on the new materials page I will be listing some new books and DVD’s.
Mrs. Wasson has made a fun display for February. “Leap Year Feature” Books that have been made into movies and we own both the book and the movie. Examples: Charlotte’s Web, The Firm, Memoirs of a Giesha, The Lord of the Rings, A Time to Kill, Love’s Enduring Promise, French Lieutenant’s Woman, Just Like Heaven, Zathura, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more.
Mrs. Dunn just read the new book by Nicholas Sparks, The Choice, she said she loved it! Mrs. Wasson has just begun reading The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsell. Mrs. Murray just read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillio, a toy fantasy story about a china rabbit. It is similar to The Velveteen Rabbit except this time the rabbit must learn about love. I am reading one more of my must reads, The Heavenly Man, by Brother Yun, a story about being a Christian in China.
I have had a good week away and got through several books I had been wanting to read. First I read The Arrangement by Suzanne Forster, a paperback about a young woman with amnesia, then I read Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali a biography by a young woman who was born in Somali, then because of civil war grew up in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. She was born a Muslim and this is her tale about her life through her leaving her family and becoming a citizen in Holland. Very, very interesting! I then read 7 Things You Better Have Nailed Down Before All Hell Breaks Loose by Robert D. Wolgemuth. I am now reading The Morcai Battlion by Diana Palmer a sci-fi that is really fun. Not as many books as I usually read on vacation but I got a few of those, “I have got to read this” out of my way.
I finished The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice and it was a good story. I also passed my test and I am on the bus!! I am going to read a book by Jennifer Wiener, In Her Shoes that Janelle suggested, this is a new author in our library.