Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My New Favorite Book

Mine's The Hunger Games....what's YOUR new favorite book?

I've already put a hold request on Mockingjay, the last book in the trilogy, and it won't be out until 8/24/10. I like to be prepared, and I have to find out what happens to Katniss.

They are going to make this book into a movie:  who would make a good Katniss?  Who would make a good Rue? 

Lots of thanks to Michelle C. for recommending this book to me!

Tecumseh High School and Tecumseh Middle Announce Summer Reading Lists

And a drumroll, please:

Tecumseh High School
9th Grade Advanced
House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
(Maggie has read both of these, and liked both.)

10th Grade Advanced
All But My Life - Gerda Klein
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
(I've only read A Separate Peace)

11th Grade Advanced
Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
(Two of my favorite books, says Maggie)

Honors English 11
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
(Read 'em, liked 'em)

12th Grade Advanced
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Watership Down - Richard Adams
(I've read Lovely Bones, but couldn't read Watership Down, for reasons I will not reveal here, so as not to spoil the plot)

AP English 12
Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss
Autobiography of choice
Editorials of choice - a total of ten (10)
Corresponding written work
If you're in Ms. Elam and Ms. Snyder's English classes at Tecumseh Middle, you have two fun books for this summer:
1) King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table by Andrew Lang
2) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
(I liked Tom Sawyer, but haven't read the Lang version of King Arthur.)