Normal people can’t spent more than a minute in the bookstore without buying an armful of books, right?
Today I popped into Barnes and Noble, our only local bookstore, just to see if they had a book I had read about recently. I came home with this:
Not exactly “just one book”. But this is what happens when you are a member of the #nerdybookclub. Every one of these books was recommended to me by another reader, so how could I turn them down?
STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8– The awesome Paul Hankins posted about this one the other day. This is research for a project and for my middle school enrichment class and I’m excited to read it. I wouldn’t have known about it without Paul’s recommendation, so it’s his fault I bought it today!
Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book– So many people have recommended this one that I had to get it. It is an adult coloring book. Yup. I can’t wait to dig in!
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl– I used to have a copy of this in my classroom library but it’s gone missing. With a movie coming out soon I knew I had to replace it. This one was recommended by all my #nerdybookclub friends when it first came out and it was a Cybils winner so it’s always popular with my students.
Orphan Train– This one was actually recommended by the woman who was standing across from me at the bookstore. She saw me pick it up and immediately blurted out, “That is the best book. Seriously. I didn’t want it to end. In fact, I might just buy another copy so I can read it again.” I laughed and told her she had convinced me. There’s no better way to convince me to read a book than by telling me that you are rereading it!
Bone Gap– This is a book that has been all over my Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds. I knew I had to read it so consider it done, friends!
What are you reading this weekend? I have to finish I.W. Gregorio’s awesome upcoming debut None of the Above before I can start any of my new books, but I plan to do a bit of coloring tomorrow!