This week has been one of the slowest reading weeks for me in a long time. It started out promising with me hoping to finish the finish reading the books that I had started. Then Wednesday night my 5 year-old son’s asthma started acting up, his medicine was taking forever to do its job. I spent the rest of the week at home with him going back and forth to the doctor while getting only three hours of sleep. Now he’s on new and better medicine and all of us are happy.
I’m still reading The Reading Zone by Nancie Atwell. The Reading Zone is Atwell’s account of how her school encourage reading. Kids read for at least an hour a day at school. Though comphrension and skills are a concern for every student, by encouraging kids to read both will improve over time. I’ve just been reading it and wishing I had went there when I was younger.
One of the best things about this week besides new medication was that my library finally put the last books of the Fables series on hold for me. I finished books four and six yesterday and will be starting seven in just a couple of minutes! The Fables series is engaging, disturbing, beautiful, funny. . . It has everything you want in a story. When I finish reading the book eleven, I plan on writing a review on it.
Required reading this week for school is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. This is for one class. Let’s hope I get it all done.
I also plan on reading Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne. Isn’t the cover great? The words get out of the way to show you Sitting Bull. When I was younger I read a speech by Sitting Bill and my curiosity for him appeared. I plan on taking my time reading this biography.
So that’s it in my corner. What are you doing this Sunday? What are you reading?