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
     
  5. miss-m

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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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    I watched the first few episodes and it didn't catch my interest. I love the book however. I think the series is well-done, and it sticks to the book, I just didn't like it.
     
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    I'm reading City of Ember again because one of my classes is starting it. I want to read ahead of them just to remind myself of the whole story. I really liked Orbiting Jupiter and Paper Things.

    I'm also reading The Jakarta Pandemic. I always have a grown-up book that I read during independent reading time with my kids.
     
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    He might have already read it but I haven't talked to him since Christmas and didn't think to ask (I didn't know the movie was coming out). He likes Percy Jackson books and I got him some Lemony Snicket books for Christmas.
     
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    A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite book when I was a child. I read every book in the series - and everything else Madeline L'Engle wrote. I read two to three books a week now. Semi-retirement is wonderful.
     
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    I'll be honest, I'm not as much of a reader as I'd like to be. I'm much more of a TV/movie person. Plus, I was in school for so long in my life that I always had texts to read/study, so I had no time for fun reading.

    I bought a couple of suspense genre books that I still have to start. I bought Girl on the Train way before the movie came out and still never got past the first several pages to this day. I lent the book to my cousin who loves to read, so she told me all about it. I also bought The Stranger by Harlan Coben that I should start reading.
     
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    Has anyone read A Man Called Ove? It's not the kind of book I usually read but it was chosen as a group book for my online book club so I read it. It was amazing!
    A few suspense books I want to read soon are The Woman in the Window and The Girl in the Ice.
     
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    I just finished the first Harry Potter -- The Secret of the Sorcerer's Stone, after years of avoiding it. I am starting Ronald Takaki's "A Different Mirror: A Young Person's Guide to Multicultural America."
     
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    Why have you been avoiding Harry Potter?? I'm jealous if this is your first time reading it - I'd give anything to be able to read the series again for the first time... but it's too well ingrained in my memory now for that to ever happen haha. I think I've read the series every year since 7th or 8th grade... I'm going on 15 times through now. (It's my favorite series... can you tell?)
     
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    I read at least two books per week; my favorite thing to do.

    I just finished The Memory Man by Baldacci, and am re-reading A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
    Eagerly awaiting Elizabeth George’s new book, due out this spring.
     
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    I've reread the first three so many times that you can actually see through the binding in the middle.
     
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    That’s amazing.

    I take really good care of my books, but you can tell my HP books are well loved. They’re paperback so the covers are wrinkled and torn in a few places.

    Thankfully I have backup copies... but I still only read my original paperbacks because my other sets are too pretty to use.
     
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    I just finished First They Killed My Father by by Loung Ung--a very powerful memoir!
    I'm halfway through The Wife Between Us --the psychological thriller my book club is reading.
     
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    I can't bring myself to reread books. There are just too many books that I want to read.
     
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    I recently read Avi's new book, The Player King. I was so impressed with his writing style that I then read the Crispin series. I'm getting ready to search the library today for my next book; I'm thinking of The Boat People by Sharon Bala. Is anyone else addicted to BookPage magazine? Today's Feb. 1, so the new edition should be available in my library. (It's free; it's in our library and the local bookstore).
     
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    I think I have seen BookPage at the library. I'll have to take a look next time I'm there. I'm there at least twice a week and at least 3 library clerks know me by name, and they're always glad I came! (It's like the Book Nerd's Cheers LOL).
     
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    I moved onto reading one of the "Who Was/What is/etc..." nonfiction texts from my classroom library to hopefully promote them reading more nonfiction texts and also actively think about how I'm processing the information as I teach about reading informational texts.

    My wife was talking about that author the other day -- I might have to read a book by him at some point!
     
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    Yeah I've reread them a LOT. Like I haven't even been rough with them, I was just so obsessed with the series growing up that I'm sure the first three have been reread 30+ times each. The next two are definitely in the double digits as well.
     
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    I finished Station Eleven and the Three-Body Problem not long ago. I'm rereading the YA House of Night vampire series right now.
     
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    I try to balance my rereads with new books. So I really only reread a few books/series that I just really love. But I’m also reading a couple “new” books for the first time too. Currently I’m reading The Sorcerors Stone in Spanish, so that’s been a learning experience. But I’m also reading “celebration of discipline” and a lot of teaching articles for class.
     
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    the Handmaid’s Tale is EXCELLENT! I had to write a 10 page analysis of it in college and enjoyed every second of it :)
     

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