I've just got to share the good stuff I read.

I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.

I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.

Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Mystery with recipes and plants

I have been reading the China Bayles mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert over summer break and into the fall. I read some other books by this author but just started this series this year.

The first one I read was Cat's Claw published in 2012. Then I decided to start at the beginning and read them in order. I went to Susan's website and printed a list of the China Bayles Mysteries. I have been methodically reading them in order for about five months. I went to our local library website and found which libraries had which books. Then I knew which library to visit to check out each one.

I have six left to read. (There are 23 books with a new one expected in April, 2016.) I really enjoy reading a series because the characters become like friends that I am visiting. I catch up on the news from Pecan Springs, Texas each time I read one. The main character is very companionable and has lots of friends. It's a place that is always welcoming and accepting. The conflicts move the plot along and every thing turns out okay in the end.

I alternate reading some of China's stories and some of Stephanie Plum's adventures. Stephanie is funnier but China is more like someone I would have as a friend.

Do you have a favorite author or series that you like to read?