Friday Hops February 24, 2012

Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…

Well my camera is currently not anywhere near me so I guess I’m going to go the “describe” route.  Personally, I LOVE to read in bed.  There are days, especially my days off, where I just don’t want to get out of bed and spend a good chunk of the day under the covers with a good book.  My second favorite place to read, especially in the winter months when it’s so cold, is in a nice warm bath (TMI?).  I’m all about keeping it real and so there it is out in cyber-space.  I like to read while taking a bath.

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This Friday’s Question: 
Required Reading: Which book from your school days 

do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you’d like to see in today’s curriculum for kids?

The book that I remember most from my school days that enjoyed reading so much that I continue to read it these days is Where The Red Fern Grows.  I remember my fourth grade teacher reading this book to us out loud in class and from that day forward I’ve been hooked.  The books that have been published recently that I would love to see as required reading in schools today are Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s series and the spin off series Hero’s of Olympus.  In High School I took a class called Myths and Legends and LOVED it.  I think especially since so many of the new books that are coming out, especially in YA, are trending toward being dystopian or spin offs of a Myth or Legend that learning about said Myths and Legends is a great idea.  And as an added bonus these series are seriously fun right?!
Where the Red Fern GrowsThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1)
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10 comments on “Friday Hops February 24, 2012

  1. Yaay, we both picked Where the Red Fern Grows. lol. You know, I never take baths, I am a shower girl. But if I ever did take a bath I think reading a book would be fun to do at the same time. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New Follower!

  2. I love curling up in the bed to read, as well 🙂 It's so far the most popular, judging by all the posts I've read :)And I really liked your idea about introducing myths and legends! It seems really interesting, especially at that age.

  3. Oo, Percy Jackson would be awesome read for younger kids! 🙂 And a little older, too, since I love it, and my husband loves it, and he's already 33..! :DI just wish we'd had something like your Myths and Legends class, but no way! All you could pick was French, German or advanced math. So nothing for me :/Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by! 🙂Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  4. I never thought about suggesting Riordan for the school curriculum, but now that you've mentioned it, I think it'd be a wonderful idea! His books are imaginative and fun to read.

  5. I listened to Where The Red Fern Grows in the car on a family trip and remember crying my eyes out. It was so good. And I love both of Rick Riordan's series. I can't wait for The Mark of Athena. I'm going to preorder it as soon as they put up the kindle edition.

  6. WHere the red fern grows totally broke my heart! I loved I also when i read if for school. Great choices 🙂 I still need to read the percy jackson books. I have them all autographed 🙂 The author came to the Borders store where I worked around a year or so ago and becauseI worked there I got to get all my books signed 🙂 (I bought every one in hard cover because he was coming) It was insane that is for sure. I'm so glad I didn't close that night, that is all I can say about what that store must have looked like after… Thanks for stopping by my blog i commented back there also 🙂

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