Over these weeks, I was transitioning from American regional works to embracing October and giving book talks about famous spooky stories. Stay tuned for weeks 9-10 for some fun books and stories for Halloween!
Day 25: All the Pretty Horses
This is still the only Cormac McCarthy book I have read, and I was surprised by it. After watching No Country for Old Men and The Road, I expected to read a sordid tale of cowboys. Instead, I found a romance written in a style reminiscent of Faulkner.
Day 26: All the Light We Cannot See
The physics teacher had some qualms with this quote, but I still think it’s lovely. Although neither American nor horror, I suggested this work because many of my learners expressed an interest in WW2 and historical fiction.
Day 27: Rip Van Winkle
I don’t think I would have known about this story if it weren’t for Wishbone. That adorable dog taught me a lot about major literary works, and unfortunately there’s no equivalent for kids today (that I know of). Hence, why I’m doing daily book talks.
Day 28: Joy Luck Club
I hate that I had to rush this one. I love this line.
Day 29: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Yes, I recycled the “Washington Irving” lettering from two days ago… I’m a busy teacher! Lettering takes time!
Day 30: Frankenstein
Did you know that Mary Shelley created this story as part of a spooky storytelling contest among her friends?