The Bookworm Award
I was awarded this award a couple of weeks ago by my dear friend Epijunky and have just now had the opportunity follow through with it. I am so sorry Epi it has taken me this long.
As soon as I got the award I gathered the book. Because I am working in the library at my middle school, it is my goal to become more familiar with middle school literature. I want to be able to talk the talk when kids come in to ask what they should read.
I am currently reading "Killing Mr. Griffin" written by Lois Duncan. Some interesting trivia regarding this book...it used to be a required read for our middle schoolers. That was until some parents got their panties in a wad and decided it was too graphic for their kids.
They went to the school board and campaigned to have it removed from the required read list and were successful. Fortunately, they were not successful in having it removed from the library.
I will not tag anyone else but feel free to play along...it is interesting to see what everyone is reading. If you do play, please leave a comment and let me know where I can read what you've written.
The rules are as follows:
Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56.
Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences.
The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!
....."I have an abrasive personality. Fierce dogs cower when I walk down the street and slink away to hide under porches. Small children run screaming to their mothers. Beautiful girls rip their numbers out of the telephone book and chew them up and swallow them for fear I might call and invite them out."
"Oh, Brian!" She had burst out laughing.