Friday, July 15, 2011

Five O'Clock Friday

We're up to March in the look back at books I've read but might not have reviewed yet. (See more information here.) It was spring break month, so I enjoyed some extra reading time.

(And on an only slightly related tangent, why do I find reading even more enjoyable when I can look up and see palm trees? Do people in Florida find reading more enjoyable if they look up and see this? What about this? Actually, now that I think about it, if I was seeing those views one would mean it was summer and the other would probably mean a snow day. Either way I'd have more time to read. I guess they'd make reading more enjoyable to me as well.)

  • The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base - Amazing pictures and magical story. 
  • The Lightning Thief (Graphic Novel) by Rick Riordan
  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson (reread) - One of my favorite series.
  • Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen - An interesting combination between fiction and nonfiction. There's much here to learn and much to enjoy in this book about the American Revolution.
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos (reread)
  • North! Or Be Eaten! by Andrew Peterson (reread)
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (reread) - I had a great time visiting Key West and several places where Turtle is set. 
  • Bless this Mouse by Lois Lowry
  • Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson
  • 3:15 Episode #1 by Patrick Carman
  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor


  1. I can't find the one by Patrick Carman on . Does it have another name or something?

  2. 3:15 is an iPhone app. The app and the first episode are free, then each episode is $0.99. Each episode includes 3 parts - audio, text, and video. Users listen to the introduction, read the story, and watch the movie of the end of the story. Each one takes 15 minutes.

    The first episodes will be released in a book this fall.


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