Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunny days!

I hope you  are in a part of the country that has had this gorgeous sunshine!  I can't help but stop at every window to enjoy it.  This weekend I am spending a lot of time reading, because I am taking an online course from ALSC about Newbery's -- the history, misconceptions, and mystique's.  It is great, because I have not read many of them, feeling like they must include at least one chapter with a dead dog!  We are reading through the decades, looking at trends, and reading articles that come from those decades.  I'll let you know if I enjoy more Newberys after this course is finished.
So far I have read: The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, The Cat Who Went to Heaven, and Rabbit Hill.  Do you see a trend emerging in my reading choices?

BTW, has anyone gone to see "I am Number 4"?  I read the book and am wondering about the movie.  So let me know.

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Liz,
This sounds like an interesting class. I can't wait to hear what you discover after studying the history and trends.

Back to the sunshine!
Cathy

KF said...

So much for the sunshine, huh? I have a former student (Julie J) in the Newbery class, and she seems to love it!

As for I Am Number Four, I was kind of disturbed by the story of how that book was written, y'know?