Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Off the Shelf

I've been on a reading kick lately, brought on by some assignments as well as Pati who has been recommending some good ones lately!
Just one more book to add to the Twilight goodness! It was fun reading this before the movie came out on DVD. Gave me a whole bunch more about the books to over think!

An amazing book to read if you're in education, business, or the business of "dealing with people." It's full of aha moments!
Read for one of my classes. My mom used to read it to her class when she taught 4th grade. I never wanted to read it. I confess it was fun to read her copy seeing all her highlighted vocab words and how she purposefully stopped reading right before something important was about to happen. 
I also read this one for one of my classes. I selected this book out of the three choices because it was part of Colorado history. It was fun recognizing places we'd been. It was funny because a lot of the river names and important people were street names I recognized. 
Recommended to me. Not really...okay not at all a feel good book. BUT its written so well I couldn't stop turning the pages. I don't recommend starting it at night or you'll have to stay up reading it. Start it early in the morning, and if you need to OMG at various points, text me...or Facebook me. I was definitely sending messages to Pati saying REALLY!?!
I googled this one after seeing it recommended in one of my text books.It looked interesting. It was. While reading it had a lot of thoughts like "how bizarre." At the end I realized that we, the readers, only knew as much as the main character throughout the book. As she learned more about life, the world and how people work her perspectives started to make mores sense. I liked how they parallel it to a poem she's learning in school and as her understanding of life grows, the poem she thought was so weird makes more sense.
I found this one when I was googling Feathers. It's by the same author. It's interesting because it lines up a young girl's friendship with the timeline of the last few years of Tupac's life (first time being shot and living, imprisonment, and death.) It also examines ideas of family and living situations of young people, and why Tupac's lyrics were found to be so relatable. 

2 comments:

laura said...

wow i need to starting up my reading hobby so that i have something to talk about with you!

Anonymous said...

@ Laura dont bother she still wont text you back.

Update your blogggg!!!

Valpal