Friday, March 14, 2014

SOLSC #14: My Tower of Books

Today I join my fellow bloggers in
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
When I read Elsie's post yesterday about books, it made me long for a cozy bookstore and a long afternoon.  However, I don't really need to go to the bookstore to find my next read because I surround myself with unread books.  One swivel of my desk chair brings this tower of ten books into view that I have yet to read.  I just finished Flora and Ulysses, and I'm almost finished with the audio book of PS Be Eleven, so it's decision time.

I spend a few moments pondering the tower of books and deciding what to read next. You'll recognize some newer titles and many older ones that my students are appalled that I haven't read.  It's a toss-up between Apothecary and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.

I think about my next audio book and remember that I have Matilda read by Kate Winslett in the car.  And that's when I remember The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing (sequel to Three Times Lucky) which is on the floorboard in the back seat, just picked up from the library's hold shelf this week. How can I resist spending time again with Mo and Dale?

And then I remember a title that leaps to the top of the tower, Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner.  It appeared on my desk recently with this sticky note:  "Thank you for letting me borrow this amazing book.  It's my all time favorite now.  I appreciate you picking out books I may like."  How can I resist an endorsement like that?

What titles have made it to the summit of your WTR (want to read) pile or what do you think I should read from my tower?


  1. You know that another 2 bloggers and I have taken a #MustReadin2014 challenge to catch up on all the books we already have but still haven't read? My list is on a page on my blog. So funny that we all have these stacks, & keep buying more! Of your stack, I have some, want to read Apothecary, and loved The Thing About Luck. I did like Wake Up Missing too-what a dilemma you have. I'm reading an arc I received of John Boyne's latest, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave (he wrote The Boy In The Striped Pajamas). They're both about war, the newest-WWI & the Boy one is about the Holocaust. Best wishes, Ramona!

  2. Being new it the world of middle school, I have only recently been reading longer books. Formerly, I was a primary teacher for twenty-three years where I had read many, many books but of much shorter lengths. As of yet, I do not have an actual list but I am hoping to build time into my summer to read, read, read! Thanks for inspiring me!