Sunday, August 30, 2009

Finished My Book

It is Sunday, a good day to spend some time reading. I finished my book today. I wonder what I will read next?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Currently Reading

I wanted to start this blog for several reasons, one of which was to share the books that I am reading. In May I grabbed about 30 books off the shelves of the school library to read. I read a total of 15 books over my summer vacation, but a couple of them were adult titles.

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly was among those I selected. I didn't really think that I would enjoy it, but I wanted to see what it was about. The author, who is known for his thrillers, wrote this for an adult audience. However, the protagonist is 12 years old and must follow a quest where he meets many characters from familiar folk tales and legends. Though there are some gruesome events that occur, this book is appropriate for teenage fantasy lovers.

David has lost his mother to death, and his father remarries and has a child. It is World War II in London, and most of David's friends have been shipped to the countryside until the end of the war. David is lonely and unhappy and finds solace in books. In his new home at his stepmother's he goes through a portal to another world. I am enjoying the author's style, and David's adventures move at a fast pace. I am about halfway through the story. David is making his way to see the king; along the way he has met a woodsmen, wolves, harpies, dwarves, and a soldier. The soldier has promised to take David to the king.

I imagine that David will make it back home, but I have a little over 100 pages before that is going to happen

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Whew!

The library's official opening was yesterday. Kids were mobbing me as they checked out books. It was quite the event. Today I gave an orientation of the library to all of our 6th graders. They seemed thrilled to have an opportunity to get at the books.

Now that I am open, I spend so much of the day multi-tasking between library management and helping students. It can get crazy, but I think that is is worth it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The First of Many

I have been writing a blog about my experiences as I underwent treatment for breast cancer. My treatment is over, and it is time to move to a subject more uplifting. I love my job as a school librarian. I have about 320 students in grades 6th through 12th. With such a small school I can get to know the kids, and really get to know their reading likes and dislikes. I spent a good part of my summer reading. I read 15 young adult and adult books over the summer.

The 2009-2010 school year started on August 17th, and I will open the library to patrons next week, probably on Wednesday. I am excited to be healthy enough to start a new year. I can't wait to share the goings on in my library and the books that I am reading with you.
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