Saturday, June 25, 2011

Steadily Reading Saturday

Steadily Reading Saturday is a weekly meme hosted here to highlight what it is that we are spending our weekends steadily reading.

I have had plenty of time to read recently, so I have been working my way through quite a few books - it is nice to be a teacher and be able to spend my summers catching up on everything I want to read during the year but can't seem to find time for!

Currently, I am steadily reading Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. I knew this would be a quick read, and it is proving to be just that. Here is the summary from Goodreads:

Inspired by family stories, two-time Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm beautifully blends family lore with America's past in this charming gem of a novel, rich in historical detail, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West.

Life isn't like the movies, and eleven-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935, and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida, to stay with relatives she's never met.

Florida's like nothing Turtle has ever seen. It's hot and strange, full of wild green peeping out between houses, ragtag boy cousins, and secret treasure. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she has spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.

What are you steadily reading this Saturday?

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