Happy 2013 to all! The century is now a teenager, isn’t that cool? And tomorrow school starts, isn’t that great? You’ll get to see your school friends, learn useful things, and — best of all — check out awesome books from the school library! 🙂
How about starting the new year with a couple of reading goals? Here are mine:
1- Read 1-2 books per week (between 50 to 100 books by the end of the year).
2- Read a diverse diet of outstanding books.
I want to be more selective in the books I read this year. If I start reading a book, and it doesn’t interest me, I’ll switch to another. There are so many wonderful books I haven’t read, and I don’t want to waste my time reading those I won’t completely enjoy. (So many (great) books; so little time!)
Having said that, let me share a few of my favorites reads from 2012:
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (April 29 post)
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchet (April 29 post)
Chime by Franny Billingsley (July 7 post)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Aug 7 post)
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Sept 8 post)
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (Sept 8 post)
Today I’ll tell you about another favorite book that I read over the holidays:
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce *****
Cosmic is a hilarious story about a twelve-year-old boy who often gets confused for an adult because of his size and facial hair. He takes advantage of this mistake and gets into a lot of funny situations. He even manages to con his way into going as the only adult chaperone in the first space rocket taking four kids around the moon and back. But something goes wrong, and he and the rest of the kids end up lost in space. What I love about this book is how the author manages to make the quirky characters and the preposterous situation so believable and humorous. He totally pulls it off! This has to Mr. Boyce’s best book so far. Don’t miss it!
I’ll post again next month. Enjoy the start of the new year!
“I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle. Here is my spout. When I get all steamed up, hear me shout. Tip me over and pour me out!” ~ from “The Teapot Song” by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley