Monday, September 19, 2005

So many book...so little suitcase space...

While I was buying my shoes yesterday, I stopped at Borders.

I think one of my biggest dilemmas is the fact that I have a limited amount of space, but I need three weeks of reading. Students, I know you are gasping at this point! What is one to do when they can’t pack a lot of books! Ha! So I searched high and low and cannot find some really long books that look good. When I was in Costa Rica, I had the worse time finding books since the majority of them were in Spanish. I did talk to another teacher and we have agreed to share what we bring, but I still need to find some good ones.

I need your help! Does any one have any good recommendations?

So far I am going to bring Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (one of Mrs. Trentanelli’s favorites) and Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (my favorite author! I have already read it, but it’s been at least two years so I think it’ll do).

I need more recommendations…please help! Does anyone out there have some good book ideas that will last me more then a few days????

11 Comments:

Blogger Jeremy said...

Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. Awesome book, takes a few readings to understand.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Ann Rayner said...

I am so excited and look forward to hearing more about your trip. I just finished "The Kite Runner" a great story that captured my attention and filled the moments in between until I could return to read more of the story with anticipation.

I hope your business cards turn out great.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Miss Alpine said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for looking at and commenting on my post! I will be sure to share my adventures with all the Perry teachers when I return. I read "The Kite Runner" this summer and loved it! It's such a great read and really gives you an inside picture of Afghanistan and some of the turmoil that they go through. Thanks for the recommendation; obliviously we both have some great taste in books! :)

Rachele (Miss Alpine)

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Coni Steverding said...

A LONG book but a good read is the Poisonwood Bible. Also, you should think about a biography that you have always wanted to read but never had the time. Before traveling to Europe, I read The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone about Michaelangelo...fascinating but took much concentration.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Miss Alpine said...

Hi Coni,
Thanks so much for the book recommendations. I read about half of "The Poisonwood Bible" last year and could not get into it (much to Mrs. Priest's disappointment...she loves the book!). Perhaps I should try again! I'll look into the other book. I'm sorry to say that I cheated and started to read my Jodi Picoult book last night. Ugh!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous jen gross said...

well ms. alpine,
i don't know about good books, but i can *certainly* loan you some of my law books if you want something long!! heck, i will give them to you!
on a more serious note, have you read the "da vinci code?" i can't remember ... that could be a possibility

10:24 PM  
Anonymous jen gross said...

p.s. ... when do we get to see your sushi pictures from sushi rock?!?! come on now, don't keep your fan club waiting :)

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

A book that i would reccomend is "A time for dancing" by Davida Wills Hurwin. It's an interesting book that has the same writing style as Jodi Picoult's in "My sisters Keeper". I read it last year and the sequel "The farther you run". Have fun in Japan!*Marisa

11:35 PM  
Blogger Miss Alpine said...

Hi Marisa,
Thanks so much for the book suggestions. The two books look really good, and if they are anything like Jodi Picoult's books, I am sure I'll love them! I think I'll buy the first one and take it with me. However, I might like it so much that I wish I had the second one! I'll keep you posted on how I like it. I hope you're enjoying "My Sister's Keeper," it is one of my favorite books of all time! :)
Miss Alpine

11:55 AM  
Blogger shamrox said...

A guaranteed book to love (although it is in hard cover only these days and thus hard to pack in an internationally-bound suitcase) is Jonathon Safron Foer's _Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close_. Magnificent, illustrative, and v. v. moving says the Kendra Stanton Lee Book Review!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Miss Alpine said...

Oh...Kendra, I didn't know there was a follow-up to "Everything is Illuminated!" I read that a while back on the suggestion of the great Betsy Kahl. I guess us Mags' Girls know where the good books are at! I might have to squeeze that one in my suitcase! :) Thanks!

12:19 PM  

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