Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Reading Room (31)

The Reading Room is a weekly update on books I'm reading and planning to read, and was inspired by the feature On Myshelf at the blog All By Myshelf.

I have been fairly bombarded with books lately, which is never a bad thing and not that unusual if you're me. What's surprising is that most of them are for school. I and the other book nerds on the Reading Competition team are working out way through the list of books for the spring competition. The one I grabbed at our meeting on Thursday was A Time for Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux, and I'm loving it so far.

Then there's My Antonia, which we're reading for english class. My feelings about the teacher and most of my classmates aside, I love the book. There's so much imagery and description, and it's set against such a beautiful backdrop of the Nebraska countryside. We're also going to start reading a book for history class - Night by Elie Wiesel. It looks interesting so far.

Even with all this reading material basically falling from the sky, and a decent stack remaining from Christmas, I still felt the need to stop by the school library and grab a few more. I checked out The Wizard Heir, the second book in Cinda Williams Chima's Heir series, and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, which I've wanted to read for awhile now and looks fantastic. I can't wait to start it.