Saturday, January 06, 2007

Love to Read

I love getting wrapped up in a good book. It is so enjoyable to meet new people as I travel through the pages getting caught up in the plot from cover to cover. Reading has always been a favorite pastime and it is such a joy to find myself surrounded by books all day long in our school library. I love to unbox the new shipments at work and see the new titles and the fun illustrations. Some of my favorite books read in 2006 were from our school library.
Over the years I have recorded the books I've read on a spreadsheet and later started using a computer library program and Library Thing. I like to include the date I read the book, how many pages and a brief description (mostly for my memory!)
At the end of the year I was happy to see that I had read 41 books in 2006. If you'd like to see what I've been reading, click the Library Thing link on my site. It's a great site if you like books.
This morning I started a book new to our school library, "Listening for Lions," by Gloria Whelan. It's about a 13-year old girl left an orphan after influenza takes the lives of her missionary parents in British East Africa. It captured my interest immediately.
If you have a book suggestion, please feel free to leave a comment. I always enjoy finding a new author or series.
Happy Reading .....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read 52 books in 2006, and I don't work or have a busy social life like yours, so you did very well in reading 41 books. I have a book now that I can't put down. The title is Chill Factor and the author is Sandra Brown. Since you like Margolin and Cook I think you'd enjoy this one. Mom