Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

It's been quite the busy week between work, school, and work #2, so my pages read this week has been pretty low.

Water for Elephants: A NovelI just finished Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, which is a work of historical fiction that deals with a circus in the 1930s. The main characters all dealt directly with the animals, so I suppose that makes it relevant to post about here. There has been a lot of controversy (especially in recent years) regarding Circuses and their treatment of animals. Whatever your stance on the issue, the book was pretty good and gave an interesting look at Circus life and culture during the Great Depression.

I also went through a few more books by Robert E. Wells, What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise?Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water?, and What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?. Like some of the other books of his that I've looked it, each of these had a concept- Age, Water, and Speed- and they explained that concept to a young age level.

I have a few things on the plate for next week, including finishing up Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds, and taking a crack at The Audubon Reader.

1 comment:

  1. YAY for Water For Elephants - I could probably put that book in my all time favorites list along with Kite Runner!


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