Friday, March 14, 2014

That book you just can't put down...

I started a book yesterday that I just couldn't put down. I ended staying up late to read it. Has that ever happened to you? It doesn't happen to me often, but when it does oh boy. I stayed up way later than I normally would to read, I actually forced myself to turn off the light. Once I did I was still wide awake with the book calling to me from my nightstand. I resisted the temptation and finally fell asleep. 

Today at work the book was patiently waiting in my school bag for my prep time. I then spent my whole prep reading the book and finishing it. Once I finished I took a deep breath and sat in disbelief, anger, and sadness. I had an idea how the book would end, but that didn't make the ending any easier. 

If you get a chance you really should read this book. The author is speaking at Grace on the 25th to all of our 6-8 grade students. I am jealous that I don't  get to go, so I am trying to talk someone into going with me for her evening speaking event. I am thinking I can twist someone's arm. 

On a side note, I am now reading a very lighthearted chapter book for kids. :) 


  1. I love books that keep your attention like that - the ones you just cannot put down. The subject matter is also a book I would love! I think I will look and see if I can find it. Thanks for the rec!

  2. Sounds like a very gripping book. I know when I start reading a book that if I get caught in its web, I will end staying up until I am finished. Not too often while I was teaching.

  3. Maybe I do need to read that :) and I TOTALLY get the way you felt about staying up to finish!! :)

  4. I'm going to have to check it out. I've been on the prowl for a page turner... I love those kinds of books.. that you hang on every word in the last pages because you dread finishing it and losing the connection built while immersed in the pages.