Saturday, August 11, 2007

See you next week!

And I'm taking a big bag of books with me...

10 comments:

  1. *grin* Enjoy the books!

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  2. How wonderful to take a vacation right before school starts! I'm glad you don't get nervous about preparing your room like I would.

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  3. Have a wonderful time, Darla!

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  4. looking forward to your thoughts when you return!

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  5. Have fun!! We just got back on Sunday! It was a great week, but it was long, HOT, and really busy. Now, I need a vacation from my Vacation!!

    Hope you get some of those books finished! I only finished 1 book on vacation this year. Of course, we fly this time. Last time, we drove, and I read like 5 books!

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  6. Number 1, I miss you. Hurry home. :)

    Number 2, have you heard of these children's books: Ida B by Hannigan and Summerland by Chabon? Do you have an opinion as to how third graders would like them?

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  7. Thanks for all the nice thoughts and good wishes, everyone! It was a fun week, with lots of reading - and swimming, hiking, games and sightseeing. How a week can go by so much more quickly when I'm on vacation is a mystery!

    Stephanie - you're right - it is much easier to read when it's a car trip, and I think I got through at least two in the car. Hope you do better next year - maybe a nice cross-country trip? :-)

    And Bellezza - I haven't read either book, I'm sorry to say. But I've heard good things about Ida B. from kids at my library, and I remember reading good reviews of Summerland - I believe it's a fantasy/baseball kind of story, which would certainly appeal to 3rd graders. Good luck getting your room ready!

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  8. Darla, thanks for responding! I think I'll start with Ida B., as Summerland is about 900 pages. I don't want to overwhelm them the first month of school. I'll let you know how these books are received. Thanks for the well wishes, too, and back at you!

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