I am feeling very thankful for my Children’s & YA Literature class right now and needed to take the liberty for a personal post. My husband and I went flying today. When we left it was very clear, by the time we landed and took off again from Owasso, Ok, it was very cloudy. Flying in such a small plane is a little nerve racking for me. Flying in a small plane in turbulence is almost more than I can handle! Thankfully, I took along Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (ISBN 0375829164). Hoot is funny and fast-paced (I’ll be reviewing it in a future post), but most of all it was my life-saver. I was completely able to concentrate on the story and not the fact that our little metal box was being bounced around at 3500ft. and above! In addition to being thankful today, I’m also proud. I’m proud of my hubby. He was always reassuring to me and even though the experience probably rattled his nerves a bit too (my tears may have been more rattling than the weather conditions!), after we landed he was talking about everything he had learned from the day’s flight! For me, only five more chapters to go and I’ll finish it at football practice tonight. And yes, I’ll go flying again.
Thank You HOOT September 18, 2008