Monthly Archives: November 2009

More reading please

Who Should Decide What Children Read? An interesting article from Education Week in which Dane Peters discusses the issue of assigning students books versus letting them pick their own. Peters discusses his view which can be summed up as follows: … Continue reading

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My drive to work won’t be the same

Carl Kassell, I’ll miss you. But, at least you will still be around to, hopefully, record the message on my home answering machine someday. If you have no clue what I am talking about, go here. *** I am almost … Continue reading

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Hunger Games

Last year I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I couldn’t stop talking about it. This week I finished reading Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and I can’t stop talking about. Seriously. It is that good. It is … Continue reading

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To read or not to read

I sometimes ponder the conundrum of reading a really good book, on recommendation, while knowing that the last fifty or one hundred pages are a disappointment. Is it worth my time and energy to invest in a plot that will … Continue reading

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Done, and moved on

I finally finished The Lost Symbol. I don’t want to hate on Dan Brown, he writes a specific type of book meant for a specific audience, and I did enjoy reading it. The thing is … it just wasn’t as … Continue reading

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