What are you reading?

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  1. dgpiaffeteach

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    We were supposed to read Goldfinch for our book club. It didn't sound interesting to me and I can't make the meeting anyways so I'm skipping it.
     
  2. runsw/scissors

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    Just finished What Alice Forgot. It was enjoyable! Not a heavy read at all, but it kept me guessing and made think about how I would react in a similar situation. I was finished with it in only a few days.
     
  3. Go Blue!

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    I just finished We Were Liars (good, quick YA read) and I reread The Giver (which I do often) because the movie trailer made me think I was crazy and couldn't remember the story.

    Currently reading Gone Girl and Maze Runner.
     
  4. runsw/scissors

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    That trailer has me wondering the same thing. How far off is it from the story line? I haven't read the book in a while.
     
  5. Lynn K.

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    I've been on a major book binge! In the last week I've read:
    • Conversion by Howe
    • Flora & Ulysses by DiCamillo
    • Absolutely Almost by Graff
    • The Candymakers by Mass
    • The Crossover by Alexander
    • The 13 story Treehouse by Griffiths

    (all YA/Tween fiction)

    a dozen or more picture books
    and

    Getting Rid of Bradley by Cruisie
    Fever by Abbott

    And now, I'm off to the library to find something else. Six days until school starts!:eek:hmy:
     
  6. Upsadaisy

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    I'm worried that the movie of The Giver will be far off from the book. From the trailer I saw, Jonas looks too old. I'm not going to see it if they veer far off from the book; I love the book too much to do that.

    I'm reading Anansi Brothers by the guy who wrote Coraline, the kids book; Anansi is an adult book.

    Wow, good for you, Lynn.

    Anybody want to recommend some books good for grade 6/7 (female student I will be getting)?
     
  7. TamiJ

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    The Husband´s Secret. I´ve just started using my Kindle app for the iPad and my laptop so I have the ebook version. I also joined a book club with some teacher friends for this upcoming year and this is the first book I need to have read by the end of August before our first meeting. I usually like to read books from the early 19th century, so this is much different than what I am used to but I am enjoying the book so far.
     
  8. runsw/scissors

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    I've heard that book is good Tamij. Let us know what you think.
     
  9. Roobunny

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    I've read SO many good books this summer! I'm proud of all the reading I did, as it's hard to read for 9 months out of the year (although I WILL change that this next school year!). Books I've finished this summer:

    Unbroken
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    The Invention of Wings
    The Girl with all the Gifts
    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
    Bad Monkey
    The Light Between Oceans
    The Kalahari Typing School for Men
    Me Before You
    In Cold Blood
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    A Dog's Purpose
    I am Malala
    When you Reach Me

    I'm currently reading Born Standing Up, which is Steve Martin's autobiography.
     
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    I know it was a project of love for Jeff Bridges who bought the rights in the early 90's and has been trying to get it made ever since then. Originally he wanted his father to play the part he's playing. Fingers crossed that he will do it justice.

    I read a really amazing memoir called She Left Me Her Gun. A journalist researches her mother's life before her after she passes. Very poignant and witty.

    I just finished If I Stay which I am also afraid to see the movie of, I think it will be hard for them to get it right.
     
  11. MrsC

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    I need to reread that this summer; with the movie coming out, many of my students will be reading/watching/talking about it in the fall. I've been putting it off, though, because I cried so much the first time.
     
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    I'm about to start Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich. It was in the bargain bin at Books-a-Million
     
  13. Maryhf

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    I enjoy Evonovich's series. I read #1-13 quite eagerly and loved them! I still read the new ones, but I don't think they are quite as good as the first ones. Enjoy!
     
  14. ecteach

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    Wings of Fire with my 9 year old son. Where the Red Fern Grows is next! What fun!! :cool:
     
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    So far I am really liking it! It´s weird because I like older novels, but this one is really good. I think I am only about 100 pages in, but it´s a good sign that I am 100 pages in and like it. I´ll definitely report backkwhen I´ve read it in its entirety. :)
     

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