Tag Archives: Good Books

Soup and a Good Book

Wednesday afternoon I decided I wanted to make fresh pumpkin soup. I had a pumpkin left from Halloween that we hadn’t carve. I googled for recipes. There are many variations. One site in particular caught my eye. The recipe blogger … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged, adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a … Continue reading

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Good Read

Finished reading, Words in the Dust, by Trent Reedy, last night. It is the story of Zulaikha a young Afghani girl with a cleft palate and her family. The author was a soldier in Afghanistan from 2004-2005 and wrote the book when … Continue reading

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Good Read

I recently came across a picture book written by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse, entitled, Mirror Mirror. It contains short poems about fairy tales that when read “down” the words tell the story from one character’s perspective and when … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar

Finally got around to reading Gary Paulsen’s book Liar, Liar. I liked it better than it’s sequel, which I read first. The author is very good at writing an 8th grade boy character. The book flap describes the story as an irresistible and chaotic … Continue reading

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Good Books

Before getting the PBs for Rick’s class, I’d picked up a stack of middle grade books from the library. I read, “Flat Broke” by Gary Paulsen in a couple of evenings. I enjoyed this funny mostly-for-boys book about a middle-schooler and his problems. … Continue reading

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