So I’ve been checking out #IMWAYR for a while, and even talk about it with my students, but haven’t officially done anything with it on my own blog. What?? Weird, right? So I guess unofficially the post from earlier today about what I’ve been reading this summer counts (thanks for the reminder, Jenn Fountain!), right? And somehow, in the excitement of writing my first blog post in FOREVER, I forgot another book I’ve read. Well heard.
Again the theme of parentless children and food comes to play in this story of a girl named Primrose, whose parents have been lost at sea and who is trying to find her place in the world. She goes to live with her Uncle Jack, and spends her time with Miss Bowser at The Girl on the Red Swing, a diner in town where everything is served on a waffle. Like the other food-missing-parent-child-trying-to-find-themselves books I’ve read this summer, the spunk and “realness” of the character of Primrose made this story interesting and fast-paced. If I had been reading it (rather than listening to it!), it would have been a page-turner for sure!
In the “what I’m going to read category,” I’ve just had no less than 4 new titles suggested to me in just the last hour or so. I hope to catch Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller, as well as Reading Ladders and Igniting a Passion for Reading by Steven Layne (thanks for the suggestions, Heidi Ford), then Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl (both suggested by a beloved teacher I just reconnected with on Facebook–Carol Jessen 🙂 ). Then, if I have any time left before the craziness that is August starts, I KNOW I can find a great recommendation from my friend Lisa, who reads the most fabulous books and tells me all about them. Maybe I should save her list for next week…:)