On this absolutely wonderful snow day I plan on grading some Part III Odyssey quizzes and Breathing Underwater responses and projects. I might sneak in some laundry, and just maybe, some reading too 😉 What are your snow day plans?
Before I move on to my to-do list, I want to write about my first book of 2010. I just finished Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz. The first book in the series, Blue is for Nightmares, has a book trailer in the link I posted during Christmas break. The books are about a girl named Stacey that practices Wicca and has dreams that serve as premonitions. I’ve never learned much about Wicca, but we get a chance to learn more of what it’s really about while reading. I don’t want to say too much about Red is for Remembrance because it will ruin the plots of the other books. In the first three books Stacey is in high school, but it’s more of a boarding school similar to Culver Creek in Looking for Alaska. In Red she’s moved on to college and a person close to her has died. Yet her dreams are leading her to believe that maybe this person is still alive.
I’d watch the trailer for Blue is for Nightmares and give it a try. So far a pretty even mix of guys and girls have borrowed these books from me. I did have Blue on my shelf, but it’s gone missing; no one has checked it out. It looks like I’ll be buying a new copy of it. Sigh… I do have the other three though.