I got a lot of reading down over the past 24 hours (not so much throughout the week)… I finally finished Start With Why – not a book that was easy for me to get through, it seemed a little all over the place and wasn’t as well organized as I would have liked. But, I’m done! I also read the heart-wrenching book, Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne LaFleur about the effects of war, especially on children and how quickly it forces them to grow up. It is a middle grade book and one that I think would spark a lot of discussion among kids; I’d be curious to hear what they have to say. I also read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yesterday and as I said last week, I was really happy with the way the series closed and I haven’t read anything else J.K. Rowling has published over the past few years. I was hesitant to read the script being that it’s a different format than the series and in all reality written by other writers, but my curiosity was piqued so I gave it a shot. And I should have just left well enough alone. It was sadly not the world of Harry Potter that I lived in for so many years growing up and unfortunately the script gave me nothing else I really needed in my Harry Potter world. My real question is now, did the actual theatrical show do anything for the series as a whole? I’m not sure that I see anyone else but the movie franchise actors as these characters anymore. Again, my curiosity is piqued.
My reading over the course of the next week is as follows: Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff, because Patricia Reilly Giff, need I say more. And I’m going to attempt Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress and Lead By Example by Steve McClatchy (hopefully this doesn’t take as long as Start With Why. I’ve got a busy work week, so we’ll see how much reading I can get done!
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