Okay, I have also read a few delicious picture books recently:
- The great new poetry book by J. Patrick Lewis, World Rat Day (kids loved it last Poetry Friday)
- The hysterical picture book, Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian / illustrated by Tim Bowers. Fans of Memoirs of a Goldfish will really enjoy this new book. The hamster is our narrator and he has got great "voice!"
- Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat
- Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Santat
But, back on point... Other than these humorous quick reads, I have devoted my reading time to adult reads. I have found great new authors I love -- Kate Morton, for example. And many authors I already enjoyed came out with new books -- Beth Hoffman, Dan Brown, Sandra Brown.
I don't think my adult reading will slow down anytime soon, because on Friday, a friend shared a blog that a colleague (Elaine) from my former school has been writing. I went to her blog Friday night and it is scrumptious!! Her blog is devoted entirely to adult books she has read. She has great wit, and a wonderful way of spinning the story line so it hooks you (but no more than that). In addition, she is heavily invested in the characters of each story, which is obvious in her reviews. I love characters as well, and she has introduced me to some "new friends" I am dying to meet!!
Elaine's blog is The EZ Book Nook; even the title makes me want to cozy up with a book. Check out her blog. Hopefully, you will find some "new friends" you want to meet as well!
In the meantime, head on over to Teach Mentor Texts where Jen and Kellee are hosting the conversation about children's books that have been read this past week.