I'm doubling up today and writing for both my daily slice and my Monday reading. (Tomorrow, I will post about my other two workshops at Teachers College Saturday Reunion for those of you who are wondering.) Check out teachmentortext.com and twowritingteachers.wordpress.com to see what others are reading and writing. Thanks to the hosts, Jen and Kellee, and Stacey and Ruth for so much energy and inspiration.
My booklist is short this week since most of my reading has been reading other bloggers' posts from the #Slice2013 Challenge. If you have a chance, you can read any of them by following the links on the comments of twowritingteachers.wordpress.com. I have been incredibly impressed with the writing and insights of all of the participants. I have read posts that have made me laugh and cry, as well as ones that have made me think and wonder.
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson was my reading accomplishment for the week. Although it took me a little longer to get into, I loved it as much as I loved Hattie Ever After. Kirby Larson weaves so much history into this story, but keeps it within the context of Hattie's story. Not only do I admire this skill as a writer, but I also appreciate it as a reader. Hattie remains an inspirational role model for girls as a writer and as a person.
Happy reading, especially if you decide to read and comment on some of the #Slice2013 posts!
Thanks for doubling up on your slice and your reading...I have been looking forward to Hattie Ever After since I read the first book. Such good historical fiction as well as I just plain loved Hattie!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
I should have double dipped! My reading week was mostly reading slices, too :)ReplyDelete
I have Hattie, but haven't read the first one yet. Need to get on that!
I loved Hattie Ever After! I was impressed with the way Kirby Larson was able to make Hattie such a strong female character in the midst of an historical time that was dominated by men. My reading this week took a big hit with slicing too, but I agree that there are a lot of great writers participating in the challenge. There is so much variety every day and it is fun to read the posts of other bloggers.ReplyDelete
Hattie Ever After is just a beautiful book. I love Kirby's writing and you can tell the research she does to get the time period correct. Amazing.ReplyDelete
Hattie Ever After is such a rich reading experience - this sequel is waiting for my summer reading. I've heard wonderful things about it.ReplyDelete
So glad you enjoyed Hattie Ever After. Like you mentioned, it's a whole different setting and group of challenges for Hattie, but Larson really pulls along in spectacular fashion with that great research. SLICE is such a great and admirable challenge!ReplyDelete
I so want to read Hattie Ever After. I loved the first one. Like you, my reading has slowed down with all the slicing.ReplyDelete
Hattie is on my shelf staring at me as I type. Very excited to read this title as I just read the first Hattie about a month ago. All is very fresh! Happy reading this week!ReplyDelete
I have to check Hattie out as I have not heard of her before. Thanks for the recommendation.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed Hattie Big Sky and am looking forward to her further adventures. I'm afraid it will have to wait till summer, though. Thanks for sharing, Melanie!ReplyDelete
I love Hattie Ever After! I found myself more easily falling into Hattie Ever After than Hattie Big Sky. I love Charlie the most. :)ReplyDelete