Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Do fairy tales really come true?

Have you ever wondered if Cinderella's slippers really existed? What about magic carpets? Crystal balls? And if they are real, where might one keep an enchanted item? The Grimm Legacy by Peggy Shulman will take you on a fantastical journey and reveal the secrets behind the enchanted items featured in the Grimm Brother's fairy tales. This book is at the top of my list for fantasy favorites and I highly recommend it, even if you don't enjoy the genre. There is mystery, romance, suspense, and even a few annoying little siblings and over-bearing parents involved.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Reading

This summer my reading goal is pretty lofty, 20 books of varying levels and genres, to share with my colleagues in the fall. I'm feeling pretty optimistic, although reading them has always been the easy part, it's writing them up that I struggle with!

Anyway, here's what I've read so far:
~ True (..sort of) by Katherine Hannigan (you may remember her from Ida B.)
~ Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
~ Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
~ Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Books in progress:
~ Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins ( she wrote this series before Hunger Games)
~ Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

Books on deck:
~ Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
~ The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
~ To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors
~ The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

I'm always looking for suggestions, so please let me know if you've read any great books lately!!
Happy Reading :)
Miss D