Monday, April 27, 2020

By the Book with Mrs. Perrotti, Grade 3 teacher and bookworm!

"I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed — or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed." ― Hermione Granger

What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood books and authors stick with you most?

When I was a child I was a voracious reader! I chose to read whenever I had spare time. I would get lost in whatever book I was reading and did not like to stop reading! I also had to reread books because we did not have the same kind of access to books that we have now. I enjoyed re reading my favorites! I loved going to the library! I loved reading mystery books! Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene, Trixie Belden by Julie Campbell Tatham, all of the Beezus and Ramona books by Beverly Cleary, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and the following Fudge series by Judy Blume.

Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how).
My ideal reading experience: I LOVE reading in my bed in the morning with a great cup of coffee!! I also LOVE reading on the beach!! I usually go to the beach with a stack of books, just in case I finish one I have another one to choose from!

What’s the most interesting thing you learned from a book recently?
The most interesting thing I have learned from a book recently: Well, I have been watching birds in my backyard and noticed a lot of cardinals. I found out that their red color (also yellow and orange) comes from the colors of the plants or insects they eat!

You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or alive, do you invite?
The three writers I would invite would be: Harlen Coben, J.K. Rowling and Agatha Christie. (If any of them aren’t available- Carolyn Keene, Roald Dahl, E.B. White)


  1. It seems we have very similar interests in books,both as children and adults!

  2. It was Agatha Christie who hooked a reluctant reader in my house! Any other AC fans out there?

  3. Nancy Drew keeps popping up no surprise. the adventure and her ability to get herself out of predicaments was inspiring. The creativity of the Harry Potter series was consuming too. My neighbor had feeders and I get to enjoy all the birds without the work. Lots of red cardinals blue jays black capped chickadees( my favorite). Many other native regulars including a male and female duck that return every year.

  4. What a fascinating fact about cardinals! And Mrs. Schwinden, I had a college friend who introduced me to Agatha Christie, but on audio! Best companion for road trips!