Taken from a painting of Kapiti Island at Sunset.
by Sonia Savage.

Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Monday. What are you Reading?

It is Monday and again I am joining in the meme over at Mentor Texts.
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I read Eragon through the week, mainly to see why some of my students have enjoyed it. I can see that they would and I would encourage them to keep going with the series, although I will probably call it a day with this one. I loved especially the relationship between the dragon Saphira and his Rider Eragon.  For me it lacked I am not sure what to call it, psychological depth - plot seemed to me to be the most dominant aspect.

This week I have planned to read an Ursula Le Guin - I so loved her Earthsea trilogy, so while fossicking around in our local library looking for Newbery winners, I got sidetracked by her books and picked out Gifts to read.  I also have coming Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Miltdred Taylor, so I hope to read that this week too, to get back on track with the Newbery books.


  1. I tried very hard many times to read Eragon, but I only got through about two or three chapters. It is just one that I just can't read.

  2. I loved Eragon, but have not read the others either. I agree that it is an adventure and doesn't have as much depth as one might wish. Le Guin is wonderful. Thanks!

  3. I've not read Eragon, but have considered it many times. Thanks for the reminder...I might have to consider it again this summer.
    Happy reading,

  4. I couldn't get into Eragon when I tried it a couple of year ago... but I may try it again at some point.

    I read Roll of Thunder for a summer book club in 6th grade and I still remember it. Great book.

  5. I read Eragon with my son years ago and we went to see the author give a talk about it...such a great memory! Roll of Thunder is one of the greats - we read it as a historical fiction book club selection, and it is always a hit.

  6. I'm in general not drawn to fantasy books, but I think about picking up an Ursula Le Guin at some point. Look forward to hearing about what you decide to read.

  7. I haven't read Eragon, but when that series first started coming out several years ago, I was teaching 5th grade. My boys LOVED it. And that's what counts, right?

  8. I love Eragon and was in the middle of the second but had to return it. And that was ages ago. I love fantasy but have never read Le Guin. Her fantasy seems to be very fantasy so I have always been hesitant.


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