All by Myshelf.
For some unknown reason, I've had absolutely no homework this week, so I've been able to finish the books from my last post. I loved A Tale of Two Castles just as much as I thought I would, and La's Orchestra Saves the World was good, too. The only book I haven't finished is - of course - The Iron King. The plot's starting to get more interesting and with the other books read I think I'll be able to finish it this week, but so far I don't like the characters and nothing's pulled me into the story.
With my reading list diminished, it was of course time for a trip to the library. And...well, before I go any farther, I promise, I can explain.
The very first book I grabbed was Lights on the Nile, by Donna Jo Napoli, for several reasons: it was new, it looked good, and it's another book I can add to my reading list for the YA Historical Fiction Challenge I'm participating in. I know, I know. I've already read two books set in Ancient Egypt since the beginning of the school year, Cleopatra Confesses and Cleopatra's Moon. At least this one's not about Cleopatra! And I promise, the next book I find will be something that doesn't relate to Egypt. Well, the next book after The Red Pyramid, which is one of our books for Reading Competition.
I wandered around for awhile after I found this book, looking for another one to take home. There were a lot of new books on display, but most were the second in a series (and of course they didn't have the first one) or just didn't look that interesting. I finally settled on How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr, which I had looked at but was unsure about until the librarian recommended it. I trust her judgement - it hasn't steered me to a bad book yet.
Hoping this no-homework trend continues,