One Book Leads to Another…and Another…

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:
Gossamer
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye
Crow Call
All About Sam
Autumn Street
Rabble Starkey
Gooney Bird Greene
The Giver
Number the Stars

Some I am still looking forward to:
A Summer to Die
Anastasia Krupnik
The Willoughbys

Also, more Gooney Bird, Sam, and Anastasia and maybe the other books in The Giver quartet

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4 Responses to One Book Leads to Another…and Another…

  1. Terje says:

    Your first two sentences are like from my life. I can feel the energy and enjoyment of reading in your slice. Happy Reading!

  2. arjeha says:

    My chair is surrounded by books _ actually a l books as well as my Kindle books. I love free books from book bub because I have head books I most likely would not have read otherwise.

  3. Ramona says:

    Gossamer is one of my favorite Lois Lowry titles, also love Crow Call and of course, Number the Stars. Enjoy the Willoughbys, also a favorite! I think I’ll look for Looking Back.

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