Saturday, June 9, 2012

School Books and FUN Books ~ Summer Reading Linky!

I LOVE to read!  So I was happy to join in on the Clutter Free Classroom's linky party.  I'm always looking for good books to read and can't wait to check out what others are suggesting.  I plan on reading books for school, and books just for fun.
Books to read for school: 

I had never heard of these books until I started reading the blogs - I feel so behind the times!  But better late than never I guess. 
Mrs. Jump is hosting a blog book study about this book.  Amazon says it's out of stock, where do I find it??? Discussion starts June 22nd.

On to the fun books!
I was up at 6:30 this morning finishing book 1 - I HAVE to run to Walmart today and get the others!!!!!
I've read all the other books in the Game of Thrones series.  I love a long book - short ones I read too fast!

The big one I have been waiting FOREVER for is Written In My Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon. Sadly, this book isn't scheduled to be released until early 2013 - if we're lucky.  I can't wait to read it!!!  This is a picture of the first book in the series - Outlander.  The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon is my favorite book series of all time.  Yes Mr. Jones, even more than the Twilight series ;) , and you know how obsessed I am was with those! If you'd like to read a description of the series click here.  For those of you who have read the series, you have to tell me - is there an actor out there you think would make a good Jamie???

21 comments:

  1. I wanted to join that book study too! I was going to order my copy from Amazon on Monday. Sad to hear that it's out of stock :(.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. You ladies can still purchase In Pictures and Words at Barnes and Nobels website.(I'm an Amazon devotee too but if you really wanted it you can still get it) Also, Mel D. from Suesstastic Classroom Inspritations and some other great bloggers are hosting a Daily 5 Book Study for primary teachers that begins June 13th if you're interested. Click HERE to see her post with the details and schedule :)

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. Thank you Stephanie!!! I ordered the book from Barnes and Nobel :) I'm so glad you mentioned Seusstastic Classroom's Daily 5 book study. I knew I had seen one somewhere but couldn't remember where! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!
      Laura

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  3. A young Sean Connery would have been perfect! I loved that series as well! I saw |Diana G. speak in Fergus ONtario 2 years ago - she spoke so well! i was sorry I had not brought my books to be autographed!
    I'm looking forward to the book clubs this summer.

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    1. Oooo Sean Connery, I hadn't thought of him! I saw Diana G. speak in San Francisco last year - what a smart and funny lady! With her was the artist of the Exile, her graphic novel of Outlander. I forgot to bring my books too, so I splurged and bought a copy of the Exile and another copy of Outlander to be signed!

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  4. I have both the Daily 5 and the Cafe Book. I there on the coffee table waiting in line behind the First Six Weeks of School and The Help. Somehow, The Help is the book that I keep finding in my hands- go figure.

    I am really excited to join the team at Santa Lucia- you guys are awesome!

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    1. Hi Cris!!! The feeling is mutual - we are so happy to have you join the team! From all the rave reviews I've been reading about Daily 5 and Cafe, I can't wait to try it out this year.
      Laura

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  5. And it is good to know that I am not the only one up at the crack of dawn during summer vacation :)

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    1. My body doesn't understand I don't have to wake up at 5:00 am anymore! It will probably figure it out the week before we start school again :)

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  6. I loved the Outlanders series!! GAbaldon is one of my favourite authors.
    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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  7. So . . . have you started book #2? I wish I could read them all again for the very first time.

    Kelley "Still Feeling Hungry" Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. Oh yes, I'm on page 286. The suspense is killing me!

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  8. Hi!! I just found your blog. I am your 70th follower!! I would love to have you visit my blog.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  9. Are you going to the Vegas meet up?? I so want to meet you in person one of these days :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. No Vegas for me :( But let me know if you are ever in Central Cali, I'd love to meet up!
      Laura

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  10. I loved the Hunger Games series!! I have heard great things about the Outlander series, I am going to look into soon. I didn'tknow about the book study. I am very interested in this. I will look into it! Thanks!!

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  11. Hi! I found the book you are looking for at Barnes and Nobel it is taking about two weeks to get it.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com tales from second

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    1. Thanks Jill! I ordered it from B & N :)
      Laura

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  12. Hi, i just found your blog. I love it and I am now your newest follower. If you get a chance I would love for you to check out my blog.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

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  13. ..found you over in The First Grade Jungle, lol! I really enjoyed your fab cars for the last day of school. What a fun way to keep them engaged! I'm looking forward to following you! Happy blogging!

    ~Tanya

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

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  14. I'm your newest follower. I also found your blog over at the first grade jungle.
    Rikki

    hive2nd.blogspot.com

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