I posted about a summer reading list in May, and throughout June I added to the list. I talked to friends about my list and added their recommendations. I think the list-making activity was therapeutic because I was planning a fun summer activity that I could start early! Below is a quick summary:
Twilight - highly successful first item on this list. Just this book and 2 sequels justified the making of this reading list.
Wicked - this was my 2nd read, to prepare me for seeing the musical, only accomplished about three-quarters of the book.
Pillars of the Earth - I have the library copy so that I could continue reading this book, but I never opened it, and it's due in the library tomorrow.
Teaching Outside the Box (LouAnne Johnson) - chosen by teacher blog friend Frumteacher for a teacher/blogger book club. We've been using a web-based discussion forum, and I'm enjoying reading and discussing the book. I'm on chapter 5.
"Battle of the Books" - various titles - I will write a more in-depth post on this later. Our school librarian is coordinating this event for the very first time in our school next school year! So I joined a little teacher committee to help out, and I have reading homework!
I ALMOST FORGOT!!! I learned how to download free eBook reader software for my (old) iPhone! This is very exciting. Another blog friend Tricia Grissom wrote about eBook readers a while ago, and I have wanted so much to use the iPhone for that purpose but couldn't find a good solution ... until NOW! Apple gave us old iPhone users a ("free") software update that included the ability to add a free eBook reader application called Stanza from Feedbooks.com. The available titles are *cough* ancient, but I found Jane Austen's Emma, which, with apologies to my English lit. friends, needs some jazziness to inspire me to read. So yeah, I'm e-reading Emma.