Karen. Romano. Young. She can write. She is a Gryffindor. She can sing the alphabet backwards. She loves pelicans. Want to know more???
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I am trying to get in as many book-related posts as I can over my two-week Christmas break. I found this one on Thrice Reads‘ blog. (I adapted just a little though.)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
I loved that it was about her life, her personal experiences as a young girl growing up during the Civil Rights Movement. Very powerful and thought-provoking.
Definitely. I would recommend it to everyone because it is a book that makes you think about inequality, injustice, and fighting for what you believe in.
At least every evening before bed.
Of course I do! Silly question….
Hmm…I really don’t like saying a book is bad. However, I read Four by Veronica Roth and I just thought it was written in a hurry to make money and please her fans. I was not pleased.
It had good intentions-it was Four’s side to the Divergent story. However, it was jumpy, didn’t give enough context and assumed you remembered everything from the books, and I didn’t feel like I needed to understand him. I gathered enough from the other books. I would have prefered reading a sidestory about Peter or Tris’ mother.
Pretty much every book I read. Most historical fiction books influence me about the past and how we need to both protect our history and learn from it. Dystopian influences me in how to be strong and true to yourself. I believe that all books have a message to learn from.
Not really. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would have been the closest to fanfiction.
Counting By 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Again, Four by Veronica Roth.
It really depends on the situation and my mood. For convenience, I love reading on my Kindle. I can get library books on it and read at any time in any position. I don’t have to hold up a book…yes, I can be that lazy. It’s also portable and can hold so many books, so I know I always have something to read. However, a good physical book is always nice once in awhile, they just take me longer to read. (I usually read at night with my Kindle.)
I’m not sure! However, I’ve been reading since I can remember.
I’m going to go with a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I read it in college and it was the first classic I really fell in love with.
Harry Potter of course. Another series would be the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.
Neville Longbottom because of his growth throughout the Harry Potter series.
Every. Single. Time.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. I just had so many questions after it was finished.
Insurgent in the Divergent series-sorry to complain about this series again, but I didn’t like Allegiant and how it ended, so I wish it had all stopped at Insurgent (with some minor changes to make it end completely.)
It depends on the time I have and the book. Sometimes I only have about 10-15 minutes a night to read, so it can take awhile. However, if I have a lot of time and it is a good book, I can finish pretty quickly. I remember reading the newer Harry Potter books in a day when they were released.
I do. I think it is a great way to get the word out about a book, even if the movies are different. I try to keep them separate in my mind when I watch them so I don’t get upset.
I am not sure a book can be ruined by the movie, at least not for me. However, if there is a movie that did not do justice to the book it would be The Giver. That movie was awful and would not promote the book at all.
I think the Harry Potter movies have really kept the love of Harry Potter alive. They were nicely done and very entertaining.
Not really. I do read news on my phone though.
I prefer to read the news.
Yes! It’s pretty much the only time I have to read where it’s quiet and uninterrupted. Although, I tend to doze off and forget what was going on.
Yes. I always read in the car when my husband is driving. I also like listening to audiobooks while I am driving, but now I have a little one who dictates what we listen to.
During a monster truck show or at a car show.
I am a fairly fast reader. However, I don’t read often so it can take awhile to finish a book.
It’s getting more difficult as I get older. I used to be able to read and block out all distractions, however now I read best when there isn’t anything else going on.
My grandma (Mee-mee). I used to spend every summer with her and she took my brother and me to the library all the time. I would cart home a huge stack of books. I remember her getting huge stacks of books too and reading all the time while laying on the couch. She was always reading and I think that is why I developed an obsession as well. I also remember her reading to me.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I am not sure. I recently found an old book of mine (American Girl) that I got when I was 9 and was a chapter book.
Lois Lowry. She has so many amazing books, I would love to talk with her about where she gets her ideas.
I think JK Rowling and I could be friends! She seems snarky like myself. I love her humor and creativity. I might be a tad intimidated by her though.
Harry Potter-I don’t know how many times I’ve reread it. I pick it up every few years.
Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and one day Harry Potter. Classics are books that never seem to go away. New generations just pick them up and their popularity continues.
Wonder by RJ Palacio. Such a wonderful book to teach kindness.
None. Freedom of choice. I would add that school libraries should match the age ranges of the students.
I get a lot of ideas from my Instagram, Goodreads, and friends. Usually, whatever comes available on a holds list first or what I grab first is where I start. I don’t really have a method of choosing because I have so many books I want to read.
Harry Potter of course. The humor in the writing, the vivid description and details, the suspenseful plot, and the characters will draw anyone in. In m experience, a struggling reader needs a good series, and this is the best one.
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