Yep, I’m still reading Out of the Easy. I’m really enjoying it. The fact that the book does not annoy me with the New Orleans references (being that I’m from Louisiana) is a definite kudos to the author. Usually I can’t stand all the misconceptions, but for once, I think an author is finally getting it right! I can’t wait to give you my full review next week.
And HERE’S why I didn’t finish the book this week! During last week’s Monday Reading linky party, I stumbled upon Erin at Miss Lifesaver’s blog and saw that her class was going to read Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case and I immediately became fascinated. I dropped Out of the Easy, instantly downloaded this gem of a book, and read it this week. It was FABULOUS and I really want to use it next year with my 7th graders after we read The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. I’m definitely putting a class set of these on my wish list for next year! Check out Erin’s review of the book here.
And since we’re talking about READING, I’d like to let you all know that
~*~MY BOOK FAIR IS THIS WEEK!~*~
No, not the Scholastic nightmare in the library. My husband has lovingly (ha!) began to refer to the Texas Library Association Conference as my BOOK FAIR, so I have too. Because it’s fun like a fair, and it’s all about books! I’ll be blogging from there when I can. Oh what FUN! We will be there Wednesday through Saturday, so my husband is on DAD DUTY for 4 days with our 3 boys. Is he great or what?!
In case you aren’t drooling on your keyboard with jealousy YET, here are some authors I’ve got earmarked to see speak or for book signings:
MARIE LU – WHAT WHAT!! Legend author! 🙂
GAIL GILES (another fav!)
Last April, I was a HERO when I returned to school with an advanced reader copy of INSURGENT before it even came out in bookstores. I had gotten up at 4am and waited in line “Black Friday Style” for that one, but it was worth it for my students. I can’t wait to see what I can get my hands on this year!