The most beautiful words this week that slipped past my lips were "book fair is a wrap!" Boy, am I glad that book fair is over and done. I was really dragging by the last few days. This week was midterms for many university students so I didn't have my usual volunteers to help with hold Book Fair Game Day. The kids were disappointed but were great about understanding how hard it is to run a book fair. We have our book fair traditions. 4th graders run my All for Books program and 5th graders get to be Cliffords each morning and during classes. It's a pretty big deal.
Like most librarians, I know the value of book fair read alouds in driving up sales. Here were the favorite books this week:
Fire by Kristin Cashore Book # 2 in The Graceling series
Enter the Graceling Realm here
Although I do not think this would be an appropriate choice for my elementary school library because of the suggestive sexual content,
I have been enjoying the Graceling series. I admire the strong characters-Katsa and Fire in the first two books and look forward to reading Bitterblue. At the end of hard day of work, my exhaustion slips away when I turn on my ignition and I hear the story pick up where it left off from the day before. I find myself hoping for traffic jams and long red lights.
Happy reading. Enjoy your spring break if it's this week.