Saturday, June 7, 2008

On my way...

Just finished it and LOVED it!! I think my favorites were Aggie and Willow. I also loved Kirby and Loretta...ok well I LOVED THEM ALL! They all were so unique yet so similar. It felt like the characters balanced each other and helped one another. I loved how Barbara used letter writing as a another way to really get to know these characters and their family members. I loved the way it didn't feel like I was reading chapters but rather finding out more about people I began to care about. I was so worried that Kirby might be caught with the pin...I was so happy when he bravely handed it over and he no one hated him or yelled at him. Beginning to love ourselves makes it easier to share love with others... I can't wait to read the rest of Barbara's books this summer!!

I also know that picture books don't count but I have been distracted along the way this evening by my boys (5,7,8) and enjoyed some new finds like...Mo Willems newest Elephant and Piggie books(I Love My New Toy and I will surprise my friend), Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, Hug a Bug, Round Like a Ball and Silent Music. Many of these I will review later.

Next up: 42 miles
The Magic Thief
A Curse Dark As Gold
I am not sure where to start?


Karen said...

I'm so glad you liked Greetings from Nowhere. Barbara O'Connor has a gift for writing character-driven books!

I'm on to The Magic Thief, also!

Fabulous time this morning!!!!!

Mary Lee said...

A Curse Dark as Gold! You might not get it finished, but once you get into it, you won't stop until it is!

Stella said...

OH! you make me feel so much better. I thought I was the only one that have not read this book. Greetings from Nowhere is fantastic, and I am putting in my list of books to read at Literature Circles next year. Can't wait!