Wednesday, August 31, 2011
What Did You Enjoy Reading This Summer?
Did you ever read a really, really great book, and you couldn't STOP reading it?
At the beach this summer, reading my own book, I happened to look up and notice this boy, (see photo). He was reading a book while he was standing in the water. It reminded me of the amazing power of an author's words, words that can keep you rooted to one spot as you franticly turn pages to find out what happens next! I read lots of great books this summer, but I'll tell you about three of them.
This summer, on a very long road trip, I listened to the audiobook version of James Patterson's book, Witch and Wizard. It follows the trials of a brother and sister, (Whit and Wisty), who are locked up when they're accused of being a wizard and a witch. This exciting book that many AMS students have read continues with book two, The Gift. I'm sure many of you are eagerly waiting for December 5th, when book three, The Fire, is released.
If you're into sports, and you've wondered what it would be like to be a sports reporter and cover the Super Bowl, you would enjoy Cover-Up by John Feinstein. Never having been there for the frenzy of a Super Bowl, I had no idea how many reporters come to the city where the game of the year is held to interview players and get exclusive stories before others do. Cover-Up follows Stevie and Susan as they try to expose one of the teams whose owners are trying to cover up the fact that many of their players have tested positive for steroids. Feinstein has written about other sports too: Change Up: Mystery at the World Series, (baseball), Last shot: A Final Four Mystery, (basketball), and Vanishing Act, (a mystery at our biggest tennis match, the U.S. Open). One thing is certain: Feinstein knows sports.
Jinx by Meg Cabot follows Jinx, (and yes, you guessed it-she's a klutz), as she arrives in New York City to live with her aunt, uncle and their family for the summer. She quickly discovers that her cousin and her friends are playing at being witches. Jinx wastes no time to try and stop her from harming others with her "spells". This book was awesome! It had romance, family secrets, plot twists and turns and some very interesting characters.
I read 17 other books, so I won't go on. So, what did you read this summer? A fiction book? A graphic novel? Magazines? Nonfiction? Let me know what you read and what did you like about it? Leave a comment and let AMS know!