This is a YA novel that doesn’t disappoint. It was on a list of 24 Books That Make You Stay Up Late Reading, and while I don’t agree with all the choices, this one had me literally reading till the early hours this morning. Which recalled Stephen King’s devilish desire to mess with his readers lives because of “the gotta, as in: “I know I should be starting… Read More
Ah, I have not managed my post a day challenge! But I am back and this time with my list of 134 High School Recommended Books 2018, (many would be enjoyed by adults also!) There is some crossover with the Middle School and Prep Recommended novels, but a vast majority are not on both lists. Again, I have placed the suggested novels on a wish list at… Read More
I finished Irmina today and thoroughly recommend it. It was slightly unexpected in that it turns its focus on our, at times, unsympathetic heroine’s disappointments rather than the tragedy and significant events of WWII. Yelin follows Irmina’s struggles from 1934 London where she studies to 1983 Stuttgart. The cut from 1943 Berlin to 1983 Stuttgart was a little jarring, but to explain the leap would be a… Read More
Today is that amazing combination of a sunny day for the start of a long weekend and a lull after a busy marking period. The possibilities are endless. Today’s plan, after errands are achieved, is to get into my graphic novel I bought to extend upon The Diary Anne Frank unit we completed this week. The novel is set in London in 1930s when Irmina… Read More
Thank you for joining and, hopefully, bearing with me as I become more familiar with how this all works and what I will do. I am hoping to post novel recommendations and Teacher musings, tips and resources.