Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

I am so eager to start Callapidder Days' Spring Reading Thing challenge that I actually initially pecked out this post on my Blackberry from my hotel room in Orlando where I am camped out for a week doing some training for work! Now I am in the hotel computer center to add the links and logo but the most important part is, of course, the list! I did pretty well sticking to my list with the Fall Into Reading challenge so I am hoping to do as well this time.

First off is a biography of Thomas Jefferson by R. B. Bernstein that I am reading for the U.S. Presidents Reading Project.

For the Facebook Historical Fiction book club I have the March selection Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran . And,time for the April selection, The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall will be here before we know it!

Everyone I know has already read Life of Pi by Yann Martel so I feel the need to get that one read so I can have an opinion. (What I have heard is that it is worth slogging through the whole book just to enjoy the ending.)

I've got a book or two on my reading list for work - Making Connections; Teaching and the Human Brain by Caine and Caine and The Out of Sync Child by Kranowitz and Miller.

And, lastly is all my books for the Shelf Discovery Challenge. I thought I was dead in the water with one but then was happily made aware that the challenge runs until April 30th. (Apparently there were some overachievers - you know who you are - who finished the challenge early and did their wrap ups! Me, I'm more of a last minute kind of girl!) So for that challenge I have these six books....

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler









Harriet the Spy









Are you There, God? It's Me, Margaret









A Little Princess









Wifey





Flowers in the Attic

16 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Good luck with your challenges!

Nise' said...

You are not the last one to read Life of Pi. I really liked The Russian Concubine. Enjoy your Spring reading.

Ro said...

Have not read Life of Pi either. Maybe for Fall Into Reading 2010. I love Judy Blume! Are You There God was my first Blume read when I was a kid.

Enjoy your Spring reading! :-)

Veggiemomof2 said...

I've read 4 of the books on your list & think you will find this is going to be a great season of reading!

Susanne said...

I have not read the Life of Pi either so you are not alone. Happy reading.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Your enthusiasm is refreshing! So glad you're looking forward to the challenge!

I listened to the audiobook version of Life of Pi. I really enjoyed it, but have to admit that the ending left me a bit unsettled. I'll be curious to see what you think.

Thanks for being part of SRT '10!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great list! I haven't yet brought myself to reading Life of Pi. Would love to hear what you think of it :-)

Rana said...

Great list. Harriet the spy was one of my favorites. I remember hearing about Life of Pi one I wanted to put on my list. Are you there God it's me Margaret takes me back.

Jenny said...

Loved Cleopatra's Daughter and The Russian Concubine. I have not read Life of Pi either. I will be interested in your take on it. Good luck with your list. I am still working on mine, hopefully I will have it up today.

Renee said...

I read Life of Pi years ago and it is a challenging book in many ways. I won't say I enjoyed reading it, but it's one of those books I often think about and refer to. I'll be interested in seeing how you like it.

Angel Borland said...

What a good list!

My fourth grade class is currently reading From the Mixed Up Files... and they are really enjoying it!

I also like your two picks for work. I may have to check those out myself!

Good luck!

Amy said...

You have such a great list! I loved Cleopatra's Daughter and agree with what you've heard about Life of Pi. I have reviews of both on my blog if you want to check them out. Have fun reading!

detweilermom said...

Count me in as one who hasn't read Life of Pi. Good list Happy Reading

Avid Reader said...

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Harriet the Spy are both fantastic. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was a favorite book of mine as a child. I really wore my copy out! Enjoy the challenge!

Imogen said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by :)

Best of luck with the challenge!