Saturday, October 24, 2009

Readathon Eighth Hour

Can't believe its already been eight hours and that we are heading into hour nine now. Will be cheerleading some more in a minute, but have also been off for a bit of reading (I thought I was going to watch some TV but skipped that). I am currently reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Here is a small excerpt from

In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price.



softdrink said...

Readers rule
Readers rock
But don’t forget
To go for a walk

Esme said...

Louise you are busy cheering everyone on all over the web.

ErikaP said...

Thanks for cheering me on!

taraSG said...

Thanks for cheering me on!!

Good luck!!

Diane said...

Loved The Giver! Enjoy

Keep up the good work. I'm starting to get a bit tired already--especially my eyes...LOL