Nothing like a good book and a good view. I‘m going to miss Königstein.
Recently did Book Spine Poetry with my students.
What better way to spend an unexpected snow day in between grading periods (i.e. without any grading or planning to do) curled up reading a good book.
I am in search of a book recommendation for my 13yo brother. He has to read something over the summer and he is not helpful in the search process. He won't give me any ideas about what he would like. He enjoys science, video games, music, and anime (faves are Fairy Tale and Naruto). Any thoughts? He will be eternally grateful since he has lost his internet until he picks a book.
I enjoyed this book, but I found myself getting frustrated with the characters in this book. I don't know if Thomas was just being stubborn or if the author just forgot that he could communicate with Aris telepathically but every time Thomas was separated from the rest of the group and started worrying about his friends I just wanted to smack him for not reaching out to Aris even if he wasn't Teresa. I'm just being nitpicky
I really enjoyed this book. Whenever I found time to read it, I didn't want to put it down. At least until the last 30 pages or so. The ending felt a bit rushed and bits of it didn't really feel resolved to me. But I love Titanic stories. I just wish there were more of them.
So my younger sister has never been a fan of reading because she has always had trouble reading, but she is now 8 mo. pregnant and has decided she wants to start reading more so that my niece grows up seeing her reading (proud big sister moment for me). But I am completely blanking on books for her so I am looking for suggestions. She is 20, going through a rough breakup from an abusive boyfriend and likes vampires, batman, and jellyfish. Thanks!
Wow. This book was amazing. It started out a little slowly with its third person limited pov, but as it starts to show some of the other characters' pov in later chapters it really picks up speed and it is hard to stop. This book really made me think and was one of the first books I have read in a long time that wasn't super predictable. I am definitely going to have to read it again in the future.
I knew Gallagher was going to die from the start of their journey, he was the only truly expendable one of the group and they were traveling across the wastelands of a post-apocalyptic Britain. This is one of those times where I wish I wasn't right. I don't know why, because he didn't get developed quite as much as anyone else and we rarely get his pov but I became very attached to him. 😫😭
I have been feeling really down in the dumps these last few months and haven't been reading as much (in part because I primarily read on the subway and I haven't been going out pretty much at all). I want to fix that because reading always makes me feel better. Hoping this new app that tracks reading and let's you set goals will help. That and my new Christmas books :)
I love when I get to shelve the Foreign Language editions of books at work and getting to see the different covers that are made for the different markets but I've got to be honest. This one kind of creeps me out.
Blast from the past at work today. I couldn't not take pictures.
I've also decided that we need to reinstate typing classes in elementary school.
My mom posted this on Facebook. It's the first time I have ever heard this anecdote. I've always thought I owed my love of reading to my mom for always encouraging me to read but I guess, in part, I owe my love of reading to this librarian who stopped my mom's horseplay in the library
I really enjoyed this book though the ending did leave a little something to be desired and I missed having the other peculiars with Jacob on this leg of the journey.
I don't own any #BooksSetInSouthAmerica, at least not any that aren't housed 6+ hours away in my parents' shed until I have my own apt to store them in. But everytime I have to put this one away at work I am drawn in by its cover. Maybe one day I will take a chance on it and get myself a copy.
I think this is my favorite scene in the book so far.
I really enjoyed the photos in the first two books, but I feel like the ones in this book don't really add anything to the story and I find myself wishing they weren't there.
Curled up in bed with my seasonally colored blanket, reading. Best way to start the month. 🍂🍁#HelloOctober
I'm feeling slightly insulted.
I'm having a hard time believing James Franco as a school teacher, let alone a phenomenal one that changes lives.
Satan as written by Milton is one of my all-time #favevillians. I really love everything about the way he retells this origin story and makes God and Satan and the Angels seem so human.
This is my first King book and I'm glad it was. I absolutely loved it. It was a bit repetitive at times, but the story was amazing. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading sci-fi and/or historical fiction.
I will definitely be reading now more King novels..as soon as I recover from reading this one.
Two chapters left. I'm determined to finish this tonight.
I feel like I shouldn't be surprised that this was published but I am.
It is very hard to read this book without singing the song.
I really enjoy the writing in this book and will definitely revisit it later, but right now I just can't deal with the subject matter right now. :(
After four days of pretty consistently reading this book, I have finally reached the halfway point.
Killing time before watching my younger brother in the marching band and stopped at the state park. Sat by the lake and read a little while mom and youngest brother played with acorns. Beautiful end to a great vacation. (I would have posted this earlier but I have had no service all day)
Someone somewhere is shining down on me. 😆😆