Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Hoot Owl, Mar 2, 2008.
Apr 17, 2008
I read House of leaves. Anyone read that?
I absolutely loved Plain Truth. It's actually made into a lifetime movie. If you have seen that it at all. I would recommend it however though. I loved all of her books that I have read. My mom bought me a TON of them for xmas used off ebay.
The last book I finished was Sweeny Todd, I'm hoping the movie was just as good. For now no new reading because I'm coming up on the end of the semester and I am just swamped with stuff for school. This summer I'll definately be reading a lot more.
Apr 19, 2008
I just finished Cross (which was a page turner) and started Love in the Time Of Cholera. It came highly recommended. We'll see.
I reread all these pages and wrote down some of your recommendations.
It's spring vacation and I'm headed off to the library right now.
It doesn't get any better than this!:2up:
Don't laugh I'm reading a Series of Unfortunate Events. I read books 7 to 9 earlier this week and working on book ten now.
I'm alternating between a whole bunch of Richard Dawkins. Just finished the God Delusion, and now I'm alternating between A Devil's Chaplain and the Ancestor's Tale.
It's seriously making me want to reread my Douglas Adams.
Just finished Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. Hilarious. I'm now reading Black Boy by Richard Wright.
I just bought The Lightening Thief this week. My boys are passing around like a virus, so I thought I better check it out. Now that is on the pile with all the others. Big Fish is turning out to be a pretty quick read. I'm kind of surprised by that; I thought it would be more...I don't know what but less plot driven.
I was just reading articles online about reasons not to get married. Why? To remind myself that just because all my friends are married, or getting married...doesn't mean I have to.
Can I have the links to those articles? I could use some of the support. All of my friends from college are married and I'm not close with anyone here other than family.
Apr 20, 2008
I love this thread, last night I went to borders and got The Memory Keepers Daughter (which I started as soon as I got home) and Water for Elephants
Loved Water for Elephants!
Apr 21, 2008
I have worked my way through all the D.i. c.k. Francis novels that I own - so I have started on The Hobbit - which I should be finished within a couple of days. Don't know wheather to follow up with The Lord of The Rings or some completely different book.
I just started Honeymoon With My Brother. It is great and gives a personal look at all the places around the world that they visit.
I have no started reading
I know I am nuts. I never said I wasn't.
Oh and on book 11 of Unfortunate Events.
Me too! Isn't she great? I saw her on Oprah and had to read it!
Apr 22, 2008
Bought one of the Dortmunder book on your advice. Very funny! It's the one where he's in on "recovering" a chess set.
Apr 23, 2008
Just finished an amazing book about a navy seal unit in afghanistan called Lone Survivor. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys that kind of stuff.
Apr 24, 2008
I just started the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I know it's been out for a while. Anyone else read it?
Apr 28, 2008
I absolutely love all of the books Karen Kingsbury has written. She is a great author. My mom got me hooked on her books last year & I now have read almost every one of her books! I'm looking for another author/series like hers...any recommendations?
Apr 29, 2008
I'm getting ready to start The First Days of School by Harry Wong. I counted the number of books in my to-read stack on Sunday; 13! Then I went to the bookstore and bought Wong's book and another called The 7 Keys to Comprehension. I think it is an illness with me.
I'm now reading Dirty Work by Larry Brown. A Mississippi author with several wonderful, but somewhat dark novels dealing with impoverished families.
I'm reading There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern. She's a really good author! This is her 2nd book I've read and I plan to read all her others.
Oh wow, I forgot about Larry Brown. He's one of my favorite authors. I thought I had read all his books, but never heard of Dirty Work. I'm going to check it out as soon as I get a chance..
Apr 30, 2008
I think it's his first novel.
Did Fay rip your heart out and stomp it on the dirty red clay road like it did mine?
Well, it's been years since I read it, but it was the first Larry Brown book I read. After Fay, I was hooked. Yes, she was a very sad character, I remember almost all his books made my heart ache.
It's sad that he's no longer around to write more. He was a very gifted writer with a unique style.
Can you tell me who the author of WICKED is?
I have also read Then we came to the End. That was a very strange book. I thought it was going to be funny like The Office.
Wicked is Gregory McGuire!
its KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but i am determined to finish...love the music for the show...havent seen the show, but have the soundtrack...yeah...i do it all backward.
I had been meaning to read Wicked since it came out but I just forgot about it with all the work I have to do. My local library doesn't have it so it wasn't staring me in the face to remind me.
May 7, 2008
Anyone from the Chicago area? Reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. It's nonfiction about the creation of the first U.S. World's Fair in Chicago and the 100+ murders of a doctor who undermined the building of it. It's extremely well-written and unbelievable.
Ordered Garden of Good and Evil, should be here this weekend.
I finished Devil in the White City last year. It took me a while to get into it but then I was totally enthralled. Fascinating time in history!
I don't own this book (yet) but I have wanted to read it for a long time. I also want to get Thomas Cahill's latest. I think it centers on the Roman Empire. I have all the others in that series.
May 8, 2008
I didn't realize that Chicago was as sophisticated/primitive at the same time, it's an interesting era. Makes you wonder what the rest of the U.S. was doing at the same time, it was just an extremely hard time for most people. Where were the teachers?????
May 10, 2008
I just finished a great summer beach-reading book: Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews. Very witty and funny.
More books added to the "To Read" pile, progress being made with City of Falling Angels (almost done) and Big Fish. The latter has been set aside in favor of a book about 7 skills of reading comprehsion. Now I have three books about teasing/bullying to read over the summer (we are losing our counselor and she won't be replaced.) Also picked up a couple of Jane Austen themed books (novels about her books) from the bargin counter as well.
Jun 8, 2008
I just got these, authored by Gerrald Durrell. They're all nonficiton about his hilarious childhood in Greece and adult life. The water wasn't good so they drank wine, he was a kid and drank it like water!
My Family & Other Animals
A Zoo in My Luggage
The Whispering Land
Marrying Off Mother
Birds, Beasts and Others
Just a little aside on Larry Brown again.
Andre Dubus (House of Sand and Fog) just published another book, Garden of Last Days. He dedicated it to Larry Brown.