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overtheedge
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A look at the subterranean, its cultures, tunnels and history. I thought it was fascinating, and well written. La Plage, under Paris, is home to cataphiles who regularly go there make art, paint or sculpt. Some of the rooms are covered in art, some built alters to deities or gods. These tunnels were miles deep, miles long, with many catacombs and hidden tunnels.
Pictured Derinkuyu, one of the largest.
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick #TIL

Clwojick 4 pt. 4d
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UnidragonFrag
Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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1. Neil Gaiman, though I'd likely get too nervous to speak lol
2. Just about his life and wife and writing, probably nothing he's not answered before.
3. Oh gosh.. I don't know.. I haven't counted them, but I'd venture a guess of at least over 100.
4. @Nitpickyabouttrains @That-Bookish-Hiker
& whoever else!
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

TheLibrarian Neil would be my pick too!! 💕 7d
UnidragonFrag @TheLibrarian I've heard/seen him in interviews and he's just a lovely person! 7d
Eggs Great choice! Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗💕 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Lost Letter: A Novel | Jillian Cantor
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I came home from a very busy day to this wonderful birthday surprise!!! Thank you Harper!! I LOVE my Prince pop funko!! Can‘t wait to display him 💜💜 and can‘t wait to read these books!! Thank you sooo much 💞🥰😘📚

kspenmoll So sorry to miss your birthday! 😩 thanks for all the love you give every day.🎂🎉🎈🎊💕 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll no worries!!!! Thank you so much!! 💗😘💗😘 2w
CoffeeNBooks Happy Birthday! 🎂 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks thank you!!! 💗😘 2w
AmyG 💕 2w
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glitterkitty459
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Rarely do nonfiction books make me feel something, but this did. Really captivating writing and stories.

#nonfiction #recommended 😊✌️📚

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Bookgirl
Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I really did. About 140 pages in I gave up and just read the last few chapters. This book has magic and mystery and danger and a whole underworld of London and I was bored. This is my second Gaiman that I felt meh about. I think he‘s just not for me, which makes me really sad as people seem to love him. It‘s always a bit baffling when I‘m not into a book that by all rights and reason should resonate with me #loki #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Kimberlone I listened to it on audio and enjoyed it but I might not have made it through if I had been reading a physical copy 3w
emz711 Oh no! I just finished it again for the second time and loved it. The weirdness of learning around the world kept me going! 3w
DGRachel I hate that feeling too, of not enjoying an author that most other people seem to love, but it happens. I have a few of those, where I'm the unpopular opinion, but there's so much else out that does work for me, I try not to dwell on the ones that don't. 3w
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Jas16 Gaiman is hit or miss for me. I went into this book fully expecting to love it and was pretty underwhelmed. 3w
Bookgirl @Jas16 what Gaiman books have been a hit? Maybe I‘m reading the wrong ones for me 2w
Bookgirl @Jas16 Thanks! 2w
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tak.ogita
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The city of ember is a medium paced fantasy book about Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow as they try to figure out the secrets of the City of Ember. There are blackout occuring regularly in the city, time is running out for them to figure out as to why. If you like Scientific Fiction/Fantasy/Mystery books, you will enjoy this book.

MissYaremcio What makes the pacing of the book medium? I‘m curious! Great review though! 2w
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Ke633
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What a fun quick read. Is it for children? Maybe. Do I care? Not really. 😂

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Mwinship
The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
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Pickpick

This SF novel written and illustrated by Jeanne DuPrau tells the futuristic story where people live underground to avoid disasters above ground. In the city of Ember they are running out of supplies and energy. The main characters, Lina and Doom form a plan to escape the city which takes them through an incredible adventure. The City of Ember won the Mark Twain Award in 2006. This book would be great as a IR. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship You can use this discussion guide to monitor students‘ comprehension: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis...
The EL strategy 6 and UDL guideline 6.4 about monitoring students‘ progress and comprehension align with this book and IR.
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ChrisC This book looks very different and intriguing I really wanna look at it now! 1w
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Shannyblake
City of Ember (Deluxe) | Jeanne DuPrau
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Pickpick

#ucflae3414f19 City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau has won a Notable Children‘s Book Award. This is a deep and riveting science fiction about how Lina Mayfleet and her friend Doon Harrow saves her post apocalyptic town “Ember”, which is slowly decaying. At the two‘s graduation, they are given assigned jobs to save their infrastructure.

Shannyblake Lina is given “pipeworks and Doon is given “messenger”. They both are unhappy with their jobs, so they exchange them in secret. This book is a story of their adventures through saving their home, a struggle of loss, and mystery with diverse and harrowing setting.
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Shannyblake This book would be perfect for 6th or 7th graders, not because of how intense it is but because it can teach them a lesson on fighting for what you believe in and protecting your environment.
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Shannyblake UDL Strategies that best fit this story is Foster collaboration and community (8.3)
For an ESOL strategy I would use a literature circle where students share information and create a graphic organizer of what they are learning. (48)
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LibrarianRyan Really 6th and 7th grade. What about 3-5th? 3w
Shannyblake Here is a great lesson plan with questions provided for students to answer. https://multcolib.org/city-ember 3w
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the_reading_bee
Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book. I really really wanted to. While I recognize Gaiman is a great writer, and this was generally a well written story, I just wasn't able to care about these characters or this story. I may give another one of his books a try eventually. But this one just didn't do it for me.

Bookgirl Thank god. I just bailed on this after reading almost half. So bored, despite the story seemingly being interesting 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
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