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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Book Uncle and Me



Book #49 Read in 2018
Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

Book Uncle is a man who has a free lending library on the street corner by Yasmin's apartment complex.  Her goal is to read a book a day forever and she has done so for 402 days.  Then, the city tells Book Uncle that he must pay for a commercial permit or remove his lending library.  He cannot afford a permit.  Yasmin gets her classmates and neighbors involved with the upcoming election....getting people to pledge their vote to what candidate will help Book Uncle if they win.  Will they be able to save t he Book Uncle lending library in time?  This was a cute, quick read and has a lot to think about even though it is a slim book.   




Book # 48 Read in 2018
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

This was a re-read for me but still a great book.  This will be the first book the students in my YA Literature read for class.  Lia and Cassie are best friends....bonded by their desire to be skinny.  Lia is anorexic and Cassie is bulimic.  Cassie dies at the beginning of the book and Lia may soon follow.  Will she be able to get herself help in time?  A gripping look at eating disorders in teenagers and how their thought process on their body images work.  A must read for every high school girl, parent and teacher.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Reading in the Wild


Book #47 Read in 2018
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller

My automatic follow-up read to Miller's first book, this one talks about creating lifelong readers, which I strive to do every school year.  This book again is chatty and like discussing reading and reading habits with a good friend.  I recommend it to all teachers.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Book Whisperer


Book #46 Read in 2018
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Every summer, I re-read Miller's books about creating a community of readers.  My goal is to help my students love reading.  Miller is an expert at that.  This is not a heavy textbook but like a conversation with a good friend.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hot Chocolate


Book #45 Read in 2018
Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland

This is the first book in  cozy mystery series, written by a local author....she is coming to our book club discussion of this book.  This book was a good read--interesting characters, a good mystery with twists and turns and a cute doggy named Louie.  I would continue this series.

I'm back!

Had some technical difficulties and could not get into my blog.  Since my last post I have read:

The Bookshop of Yesterdays (5/5)
The 5 Love Languages (4/5)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:  The Graphic Novel (3/5)
The Lost for Words Bookshop (5/5)
The Ever After (5/5)
Pains for One (4/5)

44 books read so far in 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Outsider



Book #38 Read in 2018
The Outsider by Stephen King

This is the first book I have read by King in years and it did not disappoint.  A young boy was horribly violated and murdered by a local teacher and coach...or was he?  The police think it is a slam dunk case but have no idea about what is going on....and what the outsider really is.  This book had twists and turns until the very end and had interesting characters throughout the book.  There was a crossover character from another series by King but reading them prior was not necessary, so this book might have some spoilers in it.  I borrowed this book from the public library.