Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by www.crazy-for-books.com. This week's question is: "Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."
Well, I had to stop reading The Relic Master to reread The Little Prince for a novel study with my students. I absolutely adore this book, so it doesn't bother me too much that I had to stop reading my other book. For anyone that hasn't read The Little Prince, what are you waiting for? Seriously. This is one of the best children's books ever written. Don't be discouraged by the tag "children's books" either, there is deep philosophical material between these pages.
Basically, the tiny prince is traveling through the universe because he is discouraged with his life on his own planet. During his travels he meets many interesting characters that teach him HUGE values about life. The prince is optomistic and open; completely unlike many of the adults that he encounters on his travels. (Personally, my favorite character is the fox.) That's all I can say about the book without giving the plot away. Review will come later for anyone interested.
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by www.parajunkee.com. This week's question is: Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.
I guess I am really lucky in this area. My dad is an avid reader so we discuss books all the time. Although, most of his reading material is way over my head. =) Occasionally I loan him a book that he likes. Needless to say, he's not a YA reader.
Since I'm a teacher, however, I talk about books all the time. I chat with the school librarian about books often, but I talk to my workplace BFF daily. We're always swapping books. Of course, I talk to the kids about books as well. I'm constantly pushing books in their direction.
It's great to have so many people that I can talk to about books. I think I would explode if I couldn't share all my thoughts (about books) with people.