What are you reading?

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  1. TeacherNY

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    I only read her first book but I'll look for the others.
    Right now I'm in the middle of 4 different books. :lol: I keep finding free books for my Nook and Kindle app. I'll finish all of them once summer school is over with in a few days!
     
  2. smalltowngal

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    I know how that goes! I'm currently reading one historical book, just downloaded this book, and have a Phillipa Gregory book on preorder.
     
  3. Roobunny

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    I'm now reading Still Alice - really liking it so far.
     
  4. TeacherNY

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    I finished Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer and Return to Tradd Street (weird series about a real estate agent who sees ghosts). I just started Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. I'm really enjoying it so far.
     
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    I recently read Aster Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann.

    Great read!
     
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    Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon. I read the rest of the series over the summer but now that the school year has started it'll probably take me forever to finish MOBY!
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I am going to start reading that series someday!
     
  8. Mamacita

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    I've just started The Hunger Games - it's the novel for one of my co-recs - and I'm not finding it interesting in the least. Bummer.
     
  9. Roobunny

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    Finished Still Alice this weekend - moving on to This Boy's Life.

    I'm trying to read professional development books alongside my books for pleasure-reading. I'm currently reading The Best Teacher in You. It's not a bad book per say, but nothing really "new" jumps out at me.
     
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    I'm just finishing up Spillover, by David Quammen. It is a great primer on zoonotic diseases (SARs, HIV, Ebola, etc). It's part history, part science, part travelogue--I've enjoyed it immensely.

    Im not sure what to read next: possibly Quammen's book on island biogeography or a history of the DRC.

    Two others I've read this summer are Dinosaurs Without Bones, and My Beloved Brontosaurus, both about dinosaurs and two of the best pop science books I've read in a long time. I'm still slowly reading through Pterosaur, but got sidetracked on other projects. That one is more technical, so it's more of an occasional read than a stay-up-until 4am book like the others.
     
  11. runsw/scissors

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    I have started reading Words Their Way with English Language Learners. It is one of the books that my colleagues read and discussed last year so I am playing catch up. Eventually I will get a copy of Word Nerds and read that one closely as well. Labor Day weekend will be spent (in part) reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie-not a teaching book.
     
  12. Roobunny

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    Re-reading The Giver. A colleague invited me to see the movie, but I told her I wouldn't go until I had read the book again :)
     
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    Gone Girl - can't put it down!
     
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    I think I'm the only person who hated Gone Girl. I was sucked I to the first half, then got really annoyed with the whole thing, and her writing style began to grate. Everybody I know loved it.
     
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    I think the ending was kind of annoying but I liked most of it. I definitely don't want to see the movie.
     
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    My YA read right now is Panic. Very intriguing so far. I like it better than her Before I Fall novel though it was good too.

    I'm teaching I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Lord of the Flies, Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner.
     
  17. i8myhomework

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    Nothing but YA for me. I sometimes have fantasies about teaching ninth grade English so I could teach this stuff like my friend does! (though in my fantasy class all we do is discuss books and eat cupcakes all day)

    We Were Liars- E. Lockhart
    Prep- Curtis Sittenfield
    Looking For Alaska/Paper Towns- John Green
    Dreamland- Sarah Dessen
    Horns- Joe Hill
    Eleanor & Park-Rainbow Rowell

    I might start reading the Pretty Little Liars series once I finish my list. I watch the show and I'm OBSESSED.
     
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    The Rosie Project by by Graeme Simsion

    I'm not sure quite yet....
     
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    Ooohhhhh!!! Loved it. I can't wait until the movie comes out. I've tried to read other books by Gillian Flynn (sp) and just can't get into them, weird, huh?
     
  20. runsw/scissors

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    I was so fed up by the end of the book I will probably not read anymore of her stuff. I have heard more than a few people say they hated that book.
     

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