A little more than a week ago, while I was on school vacation, I was invited to be an author in residence at the Community School of Naples, Florida. I had a wonderful time teaching three classes of third graders. They asked interesting questions and took risks with their own writing. It was a fantastic experience that I am looking forward to repeating next year and in other schools.
Here are the books I read this week:
Whenever I'm on a beach this book comes to mind so I had to share it with my students. It's a fun story about what happens when a dragon moves into a sandcastle. We didn't see any dragons but we did see an octopus and crocodile.
I didn't love the last book in this series but decided I had to read this next one anyway. I am so glad I did. By the end of the last book I disliked the main character, Adelina Amouteru. In this final chapter of her story she finally redeems herself and the story concludes in a satisfying way.
It has been a while since I read a paranormal book. This one didn't disappoint. Beezy Lin wakes up one year after her death with the need to bring murderers to justice. Unable to find her own killer, she seeks out truly bad people and uncovers a cult bent on destroying evil - only problem is they wouldn't recognize true evil if it bit them.
If you like my reading choices, you can check out all the books I've read on Goodreads and please leave a comment below. It's Monday, what have you been reading?