Like I wasn't already far enough behind on my blog reading, the internet just had to go out for the much of the day. And I'd really wanted to make this post earlier, so I could finish up my monthly wrap-up post this evening as we've decided to hit the road and go visit Rich's mom tomorrow. Oh well...hardly worth stressing over.
So anyway, the Color Me Brown Book Challenge starts in just a couple of days. I'm so excited about this, and wish that I could just devote the entire month of reading to it. Alas, school planning requirements won't allow that. But I'm shooting for at least four. Which obviously means I have to get a lot more read than I did this pathetic month! As I already personally challenged myself to read all of Susan's unofficial list of great YA by and about women of color, I'll probably overlap a few books here.
(Library Loot is co-hosted by Eva and Marg.)
We hit the library yesterday, and I picked up a couple books for this challenge.
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Tonya C. Hegamin and Marilyn Nelson.
I can't wait to read this...it looks sooooo good! And I believe it's on Susan's list, too.
Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson.
I picked this one up not realizing that it was the sequel to If You Come Softly. Don't want to read out of order, now do I. So I quickly remedied this problem by ordering If You Come Softly from PaperbackSwap.
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This is one I picked up for school, for our history through literature unit. It's about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but frankly I don't feel like reading it...I'm very much in one of those pissy moods where I'm sick to death of being obligated to read things for school. Yeah, I'm being whiny.
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale.
Total impulse pick-up. When I saw it, I couldn't resist.
Okay, back to our trip now. These are the books I'm bringing:
--The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. (reading for school)
--Oh Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet. (what I'm currently reading for fun)
--Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. (in case I finish The Jungle)
--The Best of John Bellairs (in case there is time to read to the boys in the midst of extended family chaos)
--The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci (because Renay asked so very nicely)
--Pemba's Song by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegamin (because I'm simply itching to crack it open)
--Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale (in case I get a strong craving for a graphic novel)
Now, seeing how I've read all of three books thus far this month, you may think bringing seven books for a long weekend is a bit of overkill. I'm sure you're right. But somehow it just feels comforting.
Hope you all have a truly fantastic weekend!!!!!