Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blast From the Past

July 2004 -a decade ago already.  What good books did I read during the summer I had an almost three year old and an nine month old baby who had just started walking?

Pretty much anything written by John Feinstein reminds me of my dad. He loved sports and our television was always turned on to ESPN or the Golf Channel.  Caddy for Life is a book I bought for him for Father's Day in 2004. We both read it around the same time and were able to talk about it. My dad could give me some background on Bruce Edwards and watching him caddy on television.



R is for Ricochet....I can't believe Grafton still hasn't made it to the end of the alphabet a decade later, although it is approaching.  This is one of the few mystery series where I am actually aught up.

Hard not to include a teacher book...and I love Ron Clark. I just came across my copy of his first book, The Essential 55, and thought about re-reading it.  I am always energized after hearing his thoughts on teaching.



I questioned how much I would like this book before reading it, but even though I can't recall many details, I do recall enjoying it even more than I thought I would.


This appears to be the lone children's book that graced my reading list in July 2004.  From my recollection, this is the first book I read about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fires.  I am wondering if I should dig this out and read it aloud at home to my own girls at some point.  

How about you? What were you reading in 2004?  Last year? Have you read any of these titles?

1 comment:

Anne Bennett said...

What a fun idea. I think I will go back in my book log and see if I can find the books I was reading ten years ago this summer. Thanks for the idea.