Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Books (and Blue!) and Blood

I like books!

My absolute favorite book is:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I now own 3 copies of this book, including the special edition with the cloth slipcover and the original book jacket design!  I LOVE it!

Other favorites include:
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
I no longer have this book because I had to pare down my books several years ago.  I miss this book, but I know my cousin (another big Shakespeare fan) is enjoying it!

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
I loved this book when I first read it in late elementary school, so when I taught in my resource room, I read it to my 4th graders.  They really enjoyed it too.  We read, we talked, we asked questions, we had fun!

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
This is another one I read in late elementary.  I read this one to my 5th graders.  They would get lost in the world of Billy and his 2 coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann, while I read.  I love everything about this book!

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I first read this book in my high school literature class.  I love Pip and Joe (and Biddy not so much) and Estella and, of course, Miss Havisham!  I'm rereading this book again right now ☺

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I don't remember when I first read this book...but I reread it this past Christmas.  It's just a great book!

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
This is another book from High School.  George and Lennie...I love it!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
There's love and money, marriage and affairs, murder and suicide....oh and it's set in the 20's.  All the makings for a great book!

The Monster at the End of This Book starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover
This book comes from the kid in me (and the preschool teacher in me).  It's funny, it's cute, it has a surprise ending, it's great!

I also like blue!

In honor of Autism Awareness Month this month and World Autism Day today!

I don't like blood!

I can't stand the sight of blood!  Now, I can deal with a little cut or something, but lots of way!  During my last year of classes in college, I got a little nervous about graduating and becoming a "real" teacher, so I decided that I didn't want to teach anymore, I wanted to go back and become a nurse (I think I just wanted to stay a student forever!).  And then I remembered that I don't like blood.  And there ended my hopes of ever becoming a nurse.  The end.

Stay tuned for letter C on Monday!


  1. Nice picks for your B books!

    Having seen those, I'd also suggest Summer of the Monkeys, The Wednesday Wars, and Each Little Bird That Sings.

    All have heart, and each is beautifully written. Aside from that, they're very different from each other. Sort of like people, I guess: All very beautiful in their own way.

    Dead Reckoning

  2. Joe - Thank you for the suggestions! I do remember reading, and enjoying, Summer of the Monkeys a loooong time ago. I had forgotten about it. I will be looking up that book again, as well as the others you suggested! Thanks!


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