What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by dizzykates, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. orangetea

    orangetea Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    0

    Apr 4, 2012

    I really hope you enjoy it. She really makes you feel what she felt during the Holocaust, and made me understand everything better.
     
  2. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,471
    Likes Received:
    2,488

    Apr 4, 2012

    I'm reading Delirium. It's really good!
     
  3. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,167
    Likes Received:
    843

    Apr 4, 2012

    I just put a bunch of books on hold at the library. Hopefully I can get them when i'm on spring break. I just finished Death, Taxes and a Skinny No-whip Latte by Diane Kelly. It was a fun, mindless read and it reminded me of the Stephanie Plum books.
     
  4. kpa1b2

    kpa1b2 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    38

    Apr 4, 2012

    I just finished The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins & started Witch Hunt by AJ Chess
     
  5. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,810
    Likes Received:
    190

    Apr 5, 2012

    Finished the Best of Me... UGH Nicholas Sparks and his twists!!! Love'em by heart wrenching!!!! Hmmm....what to read now!!! I haven't finished the last 2 Harry Potter's!!!
     
  6. dizzykates

    dizzykates Habitué

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    0

    Apr 5, 2012

    I will have to add this to my list. I find that time period fascinating.

    I am half way through Lie to Me and I am really enjoying it. It's a fast, easy read, but it feels good to read adult lit. instead of baby guide books and adolescent novels.

    Oh and I haven't read Hunger Games, Twilight or Harry Potter either. I feel odd saying that since they are so popular with my students, but I figure it's my job to introduce them to things they wouldn't otherwise read. Their friends do a great job selling the above-mentioned books :p
     
  7. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,810
    Likes Received:
    190

    Apr 5, 2012

    Dizzy, I read all but the last 2 books of Harry Potter, so I would like to finish the series.... but Nicholas Sparks gets in the way...LOL!!!
     
  8. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,167
    Likes Received:
    843

    Apr 5, 2012

    I have not read the Hunger Games either. I was thinking about picking the first book up during spring break.
     
  9. Miss Kirby

    Miss Kirby Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,699
    Likes Received:
    0

    Apr 5, 2012

    Just finished: Mockingjay
    Now Reading: The Night Circus

    Edit: Actually the last book I finished was Firefly Lane. It was the last unread book on my shelf when I was sick in bed. :)
     
  10. MsKayy

    MsKayy Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0

    Apr 6, 2012

    ^ I too just finished Mockingjay. For the 2nd time though :lol:
     
  11. JustMe

    JustMe Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,946
    Likes Received:
    3

    Apr 7, 2012

    My favorite. Absolute favorite.

    It was the first book I read that really showed me the power and depth of reading. I was in middle school, and though I had always enjoyed reading, The Giver was just different.
     
  12. JustMe

    JustMe Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,946
    Likes Received:
    3

    Apr 7, 2012

    I am reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Bill can be pretty dramatic, so I thought I may enjoy this. :)
     
  13. EMonkey

    EMonkey Connoisseur

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,592
    Likes Received:
    4

    Apr 7, 2012

    I am reading Prospero Lost. It is a sci fi/fantasy book about the life of Prospero and his family, really focused on Miranda in modern times.
     
  14. Blue

    Blue Aficionado

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,591
    Likes Received:
    3

    Apr 7, 2012

    I get my books at a used book store. I always have plenty to trade. I don't think I have used any cash for years.

    The owner is wonderful. She reads most of the books that come in, and can tell you about styles, plots, etc.

    I read whatever she tells me to read.
     
  15. waterfall

    waterfall Maven

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,831
    Likes Received:
    683

    Apr 7, 2012

    I'm reading A Handmaid's Tale. I'd heard of it in college but never read it- I am finding it to be absolutely fascinating!
     
  16. kpa1b2

    kpa1b2 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    38

    Apr 7, 2012

    I get most of mine from Amazon, it's amazing what they have free for the Kindle!
     
  17. amakaye

    amakaye Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    4

    Apr 7, 2012

    My experience exactly!
     
  18. JustMe

    JustMe Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,946
    Likes Received:
    3

    Apr 7, 2012

    How fun, amakaye! :)
     
  19. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    12

    Apr 8, 2012

    Waterfall, Handmaid's Tale is one of my all time favorite books!!! I love it! I'm reading Poison about a woman hired to poison a Pope during the Spanish Inquisition. It's okay. The author assumes the reader knows nothing of history, and that irritates me.
     
  20. waterfall

    waterfall Maven

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,831
    Likes Received:
    683

    Apr 8, 2012

    Just finished it- I loved it! I read a book for a class in college called Imagine! A God Blessed America: What It Would Look Like and How It Could Happen supporting a theocracy (modern) and it was scary how many comparisons I made between that book and A Handmaid's Tale. I actually picked up Poison from the library at the beginning of the summer and just couldn't get into it. I had a couple different books out at the time and decided to just switch to one of the other books. It sounded like it was going to be so good but the writing just bored me.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. TnKinder,
  2. Aspieteacher47,
  3. futuremathsprof,
  4. agdamity,
  5. ready2learn,
  6. Blondie1988,
  7. RainStorm
Total: 360 (members: 7, guests: 324, robots: 29)
test