On Saturday my youngest daughter and I decided to take a road trip to the Green Valley Book Fair, near Harrisonburg, Virginia. We generally visit the book fair once or twice a year in conjunction with a trip to visit relatives. However, I recently saw a book that we really wanted at least two copies of advertised on their facebook page as being available this time, so we decided to just make a day of it together.
The Green Valley Book Fair is not to be missed if you are a reader and especially if you are a teacher. This time I mostly picked up items for my daughter and for some summer reading, but I also managed to get some photo borders for my classroom as well as some geoboards.
For my summer pleasure reading I grabbed three books, one of which I finished before we had been home for 24 hours. I picked up a copy of Fahrenheit 451, The Long Walk, and Stalin’s Daughter. I read The Long Walk Saturday afternoon, evening, and finished it Sunday morning before church. Since my husband has seen the movie and appreciated it, I will probably watch that soon as well as part of my summer break.
The book that we just had to have copies of was Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. We borrowed a copy from the library after reading Between Shades of Gray. My daughter really wanted a copy for herself and we decided that my other daughter will gift a copy to her history teacher as an end of the year gift since she read Between Shades of Gray at my daughter’s suggestion earlier in the year.
What are you reading this summer?