Monday, May 23, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

For School:

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord is on the Texas Bluebonnet list for 2016-2017.  I got a free copy of this book last year at TLA and had it signed to Reagan and our dog, Maggie because there's a black lab on the front that looks just like our Maggie.

Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips away from her and takes off running through the blueberry field.  Salma, the daughter of a migrant worker, manages to stop Lucky with her sack lunch.  Lily and Salma forge a friendship over the painting of bee boxes.  Their friendship has a big impact on Lily.  Tough topics like prejudice, friendships, loss and love are tackled in this Newbery Honor book.

For Me:

The Charm School by Nelson DeMille.  I haven't read a book by Nelson DeMille is a very long time.  And I'm not really sure why.  I love DeMille's style of writing.  His storytelling abilities are awesome.

I'm still in the middle of this book.

Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School is a school where KGB agents are being taught by American POWs how to be model US citizens.  The Soviet's goal is to infiltrate the USA without anyone knowing.  An American citizen gets lost in the Russian country side and find this school.  He sets in motion an investigation by the CIA.

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