We had a much better reading week at the Becker's; however, I didn't do a very good job tracking on Goodreads or posting bookpics. Maddie fought a cold the better half of the week (still fighting it) but here's where I can prove we journeyed this week.
I was supposed to write a review for Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! by Mem Fox but somehow the week got away from me. Will make it a two-for-one on Thursday of this week when I write a review for Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale. Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! and Clark the Shark are both books that I grabbed from my district's monthly bookclub - I need to get busy with my reviews.
This is a busy week for Twitter book clubs!!!
|#virtualbookclub on Monday 9/23 at 6:00 pm PST|
Excited for #sharpschu bookclub on Wednesday 9/25 @ 5:00 pm PST
Thrilled for Erin Dealey's Skype author visit on Thursday 9/26
In audiobooks, I'm nearly finished listening to Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. I've already got a copy of Hoot by Carl Hiaasen to listen to next.
My book journey this week will be focused on banned or challenged books in honor of Banned Books Week. Normally, I'd be making my way through the grades 3-5 Oregon Battle of the Books selection, but this week it's all about banned books.
It's hard for me to fathom banning or censoring books. When I was growing up, my parents, with their strong religious convictions, had books that they did not approve of us reading, but they NEVER said don't read the books (they just made it abundantly clear they didn't approve) and it certainly wasn't in their nature to impose their beliefs on others. I thank my parents for recognizing that books are precious and that they empowered my sister and me to choose for ourselves what we would read.
I began another class for my continuing administrator license(it's a licensing requirement even though I'm currently NOT in an administrator position) so I'm cutting myself some slack with writing - I'm committed to Slice of Life 2013 but am going to set Poetry Friday aside for now.
What are you reading and writing this week?