Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Challenge Book Update

I purchased these challenge books today:

The Gunslinger (#1- Dark Tower series)- Stephen King- for Stephen King & 1st in a Series challenges
A is For Alibi (#1- Kinsey Millhone series)- Sue Grafton- a re-read for the 1st in a Series challenge
Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides- for Back to the Classics challenge (Pulitzer Prize winner)

Also, I'm noticing lots of Harry Potter activity on the blogosphere lately and am going to change an entry in my 1st in a Series challenge books so I can start re-reading the HP series, a quest that will probably take a couple of years but I'm excited to revisit them, and finish off reading the entire series as I've only read the first 3 books (even though I have #4, I never finished it).  Note that the title is often called HP & the Sorceror's Stone, except in Canada & the U.K.  So I'll be substituting:

Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter series) by J.K. Rowling
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne series) by Robert Ludlum


  1. So glad you're diving back into Harry Potter. I hope you love the rest of the series.

  2. Have you read much Stephen King prior to this? Keep in mind that The Gunslinger series is totally different from all of his other books. My husband has read the whole series (plus most other SK books).

    Enjoy HP - those books are just so remarkable!


  3. Oh my! I dare say you will LOVE the rest of the HP series. I've been re-reading #7.

  4. Thanks for all your comments :)

    Avid Reader~ Me, too :)

    Sue~ Oh yes, I've read several King novels--The Shining, The Green Mile, Carrie, The Mist...about 8, I think. I heard it was different (same with The Stand) than his usual fare but I'm game for anything he writes :D

    Andi~ I hope so, too :)

  5. I think I've only read the first 3 HP as well; I'm waiting for my niece to get a bit older (she's 9 now) and then (hopefully) read them with her.

    I have to get to Middlesex one of these days. I've borrowed it from the library numerous times but have never been able to start it.

  6. I LOVE The Gunslinger. I hope you enjoy it too.