The debate over books vs. e-readers goes on, but to me there is no debate. I love “real” books, and I love my Kindle, too. I like magazines and newspapers. I just love reading, to put it simply. Borrowing library books on Kindle is one of my favorite things. Often I search for a specific book, but sometimes I just come across a title by chance. A recent read was the latter. And it turned into a reading spree, as I reread some books and discovered many by the same author, who wrote a lot more books than I knew.
I discovered Looking Back by Lois Lowry. In it she recounts memories from her life (Slices of Life!) and shares how they inspired the stories she wrote. Each chapter begins with a quote from one of her books and a photograph from her life. if you are looking for inspiration as a writer or words from an author to share with students, you will find them here. And maybe it will send you on a reading spree, too.
Here are some of the books I read on my Lois Lowry spree:
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye
All About Sam
Gooney Bird Greene
Number the Stars
Some I am still looking forward to:
A Summer to Die
Also, more Gooney Bird, Sam, and Anastasia and maybe the other books in The Giver quartet