While we’re all braving the cold, challenge yourself this winter with the Winter Reading Challenge. Beginning on the first day of winter (December 21) and ending on the first day of spring (March 20), the Winter Reading Challenge is a season-long bingo game.
No matter what you like to read, it’s possible to complete this
challenge. Cross of squares by filling in what you read during the
winter that satisfies that bingo square. In spring, everyone who
completed the challenge will be entered in a drawing for the challenge
Book Club's next pick is The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, January 8.
From Goodreads: "When Alyss Heart, heir
to the Wonderland throne, must flee through the Pool of Tears to escape
the murderous aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian
London. Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carroll, Alyss tells
the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Alyss trusts this
author to tell the truth so that someone will find her and
bring her home, but he gets the story all wrong. Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows
all too well the awful truth of Alyss' story and he is searching every
corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to
Wonderland so she may eventually battle Redd for her rightful place as
the Queen of Hearts."
If you weren't able to get a copy of The Looking Glass Wars
at the last meeting, stop in the library to pick one up this week. The official website for the book is lookingglasswars.com, and there's a lot of cool extras about this series there.
The books and meetings for the rest of the year have been set, so join us on the following days if you're interested in any of the books we'll be reading later this year.
Today's mission: Choose our
books for second semester. Below are links to the Goodreads pages for all
the books that have been suggested so far. We'll add any other
suggestions you come with this afternoon so we can decide what we'll be
reading for the February, March, April, and May meetings.