So far I am really enjoying participating in this meme. This past week I probably spent about 6-8 hours reading and I still finished 3 books by Wednesday evening! Since I finished those three books earlier than I had planned I decided to pick up a book to begin reading for next week’s memes. So, keep reading to find out past, present, and future!
Currently Reading: If you read last week’s WWW Wednesday post you are already aware that my reading challenge is to read the Top 100 Children’s Novels list in it’s entirety by the end of the semester. (So far so good, I think). The book I chose to read for next week is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling which is the first book in the Harry Potter series. I hope to be done with book in three or four days so I can move on to the next book. I chose this book because the first four books in the series are on the Top 100 list and I have all four of them in my collection at home.
Finished Reading: I began with Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis last week and loved it. This book is set during the Great Depression and is takes the reader right to that time period with the language and the character’s conflicts. I would definitely recommend it to students and adults alike and I cannot wait to read the other book by Curtis on the Top 100 list, The Watsons Go to Birmingham. After finishing Bud, Not Buddy I couldn’t wait to dive into another book so I cracked open Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary and read it in about 3 hours time (it may have been more like 2 hours, actually). This is one of those books that children just love to read. Books about the love between a boy and his dog never get old! Of course when I finished Henry Huggins I had to grab something else to read so I decided to go ahead and read Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I’m not sure I have to say much about this book because it is so popular among readers still today and the fact that I had finished it by the end of that same day should speak towards the quality of the literature.
Reading Next: Although I chose to read the Harry Potter series, I do still plan on reading The Indian in the Cupboard and The Dark Rising. If I have extra time I also plan on working on the second book in the Harry Potter series because if I have idle time, why not read something, right??