I'm taking a break from reading Newbery winners (I know, I lasted long didn't I?). It's not permanent, it's just that I have my hands on so many good books published this year already that will more than likely be on the radar when Newbery discussions heat up this winter. I am currently reading The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan. I will then re-read The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz (because the first time through I didn't understand what all the fuss was about). Then I will dive into The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry, Keeper by Kathi Appelt, and last but not least, everyone's early front-runner, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Once those five are read, I will continue on my mission. I'm hoping to knock out the 1920's and 1930's this summer. School caught up to me, my attention span thinned, and I really have no idea what to say about THE DARK FRIGATE. It was under 200 pages but it read as if it were 500. It was old. It wasn't as exciting as it could have been. And I love pirates!
I'll comment on it sometime. As for now, I'm off to read something a little more current!