7 things about me

I have been tagged by Mary Lee over at A Year of Reading.  I think I will follow her lead and post 7 things about me as a reader. 

7 Things about TheReadingZone as a Reader: 


1)  My to-be-read piles (yes, piles) are strewn about my house, in no particular order.  Sometimes, I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to what to read next!

2)Right now, I am reading aloud “The Postcard” by Tony Abbott to my class.  My morning class thinks it is ok, and my afternoon class absolutely loves it.  That’s what I love about teaching two classes- they can be so different! 

3)  Right now, I am reading “The Aurora County All-Stars” by Deborah Wiles.  

4)  I have never read the His Dark Materials books.  After the recent controversy, “The Golden Compass” has moved farther down on my to-be-read pile.  Not because I don’t want to read it, but because I am tired of hearing about it!  

5)  I am determined to read the Newbery before it is picked.  Maybe not this year, but I do think I have a good shot this year!  I have read over 100 children’s/YA books since last January, and about 15 adult books in that same time period.  

6)  I prefer middle grade/YA lit over adult lit almost any day.  I do have a soft spot for chick lit, though.  My latest guilty pleasure is the Megan Mccafferty Jessica Darling series.  It reminds me of a more grown-up version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  Plus, it takes place in NJ! 

7)  I am not a huge fan of adventure books, or boy books, as my students call them.  I detest “Hatchet” and most Gary Paulsen books.  Most likely because I just can’t connect with them!  

I tag- everyone!  😉