Category Archives: books

girl on a train. 

My recreational reading has gone downhill since my return to “school” days. But these last two weeks were PARCC testing at school, and that meant hours of sitting while kids took test. With that in mind, I ran immediately to … Continue reading

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the false prince.

School has been going insane over The False Prince. I finally decided to pick it up, and indulge. With school being on for the last two weeks, reading time has been minimal. But I found the time to squeeze it … Continue reading

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book update.

I have fallen behind a bit on my reading. But I’ve tried to make up for it in the last two weeks. I’ve finished two books lately: Women of the Silk and Eleanor and Park. Women of the Silk was … Continue reading

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deep impact.

I read a line in a book today that had an impactful and possibly long lasting effect on me.  I finally picked up the book Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Lots of kids have been reading it, and have said … Continue reading

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yes, please!

I just finished reading Amy Poehler’s new book “Yes, Please!”  I have to say, I don’t often read non-fiction, and when I do, I read memoirs even less, but this book had me absolutely rolling with laughter.  Amy Poehler is … Continue reading

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the selection series.

Starting this new job, and working in an English classroom (finally), I’ve had the pleasure of listening to book talks from both teachers and kids about things they are reading.  Since I have some new found free time, I’ve been … Continue reading

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the kite runner.

I was looking for book recommendations the other week, and I asked a co-worker for a title that I thought would be interesting to check out.  She recommended, “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. Oh my god.  This book was … Continue reading

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