Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a place to share our slices.
It’s not been the best year for me with my book club. I’ve either missed the meeting or haven’t finished the book. I hate not finishing a book. And usually it’s not because I didn’t care for the book.
But this month’s book is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. And I can’t get into it. Like the premise: a precocious young girl finds a dead man in the garden and then sets out to prove her father’s innocence. But something’s missing and I am not drawn into the story. So I am going to abandon it. And I am going to be okay doing so. This is not how I read usually. In fact as I write this, I am sort of planning how to get my wanted reading read so I can slog through the book some more before book club.
Don’t we tell young readers to give it fifty pages? I’ve done that but it’s difficult to follow my own advice.
Right now I am into reading novels in verse. I am about finished with Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Then I have the Newbery winner, The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander to read up next.
It’s where I am in my reading life at this point in time. This year I feel immersed in children’s books more so that adult books. Being current is super important in order to recommend books to students. And honestly, lately the adult books seem a bit blah.
So if you have a good adult book suggestion, let me know. Happy slicing.