I made myself get work done so now I'm taking a break... and a question.

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  1. miss-m

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    This master's program might actually kill me, but I'm learning so much! (Plus I got rid of all my social media so I have to post here about it instead!)

    Anyway, I just finished all but one of my articles for this week plus this week's discussion post, and I'm about to start a new book: A Wrinkle in Time.
    I've never read it before, but I figured now's a good time since the movie's about to come out.

    What's everyone reading right now?
     
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    The Magic Misfits (written by Neil Patrick Harris...will turn it over to my class after I finish!)...then if I can get my hands on it (about 2/3 of my class wants to read it), The Name of this Book is Secret. Or Holes. Or who knows...maybe I'll read a book that one of my kiddos who hasn't read as much this year so we can motivate each other. :)
     
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    I hate reading
     
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    O...Kay...?
     
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    I just finished The Nightingale--great read.
     
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    I'm finishing up Tower of Dawn.
     
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    I just finished Run, Hide, Repeat by Pauline Dakin. Dakin was at our local bookstore doing a reading a few weeks ago and the summary of her book piqued my interest.
     
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    That makes me sad.
     
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    I am starting to read (again) The Handmaid's Tale. I started it over the summer but got busy and had to bring it back to the library. I have my own copy now so I an read it whenever I want. I also want to start the 2nd book in the Outlander series during my mid-winter break.
     
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    I've never read A Wrinkle in Time. I'm not sure I'd go see the movie on my own but I'd take my nephew if he wants to see it. I'm not sure if he's read it. What grade level is the book?
     
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    I’m loving it so far. I had to force myself to put it down last night at 10:00. It’s got a lot of older/higher level vocabulary, so maybe 5th or 6th to middle school? The main characters are 12-ish and 14.
     
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    I don't really hate reading, I just don't do enough of it.
    My main purpose of writing that actually was to try and hopefully a highlight a double-standard. I didn't get quite as much hate as I wanted to though. If I waited longer, I may have.

    You see, it is chic or hip to say "I am bad at math" or "I hate math". Everyone accepts it, chuckles about it, and moves on. No one would question it. If someone dare do that with reading though, it is met with more bewilderment.
     
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    To what end though? This isn't a thread trying to prove a point, I'm just curious what everyone's reading. Not everything needs to be a cause to fight. I mean... you're not wrong, but I feel like this really isn't the context for that discussion and it wasn't meant to be. It just comes across as antagonistic and unnecessary.
     
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    "According to AR" it's around a 4th-5th grade reading level. Don't let that deter him at all -- just have him try it out and see if he likes it! It was a favorite for me as a kid, and there's an entire series that he can read if he enjoys it.
     
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    My gosh, I love a Wrinkle in Time. Plus the fact every other book that woman wrote can be six degree'd to that book. They've attempted movies before... I hope it works this time.

    I am currently reading the YA fantasy The Crimson Skew and an Amish romance book because that is my guilty pleasure.
     
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    The book sucked me in, and I've gotten to a few scenes that are referenced in the movie trailer... and I can already tell they took some creative liberties with it. Hopefully the movie still works, but it seems like it's going to be only roughly based on the book.
     
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    I haven't read Handmaid's Tale but the series on Hulu?/Netflix? is freaking amazing and disturbing.
     
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    Disturbing in what way? I’ve been eyeing this series but don’t really know anything about it.
     
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    If you read the Wikipedia synopsis I'm sure you'd see why. Not sure if it's appropriate to describe on this forum.
     
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    Oathbringer, the third book in the Stormlight Archives series. If you're a fantasy fan and haven't read these books you're seriously missing out.
     

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