Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks


Most of you will know Nicholas Sparks as the author of The Notebook. I never read the book, but I watched the movie several times. It is lovely and romantic, and sad as romantic movies often are. This book is … Continue reading

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Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins


I have to admit that I did not enjoy the much awaited Mockingjay as much as I thought I would. Perhaps part of it was that my life has gotten very hectic and I haven’t had as much time to … Continue reading

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Lost in Austen, a movie


This movie was recommended to me by several women friends. If you enjoy losing yourself in Jane Austen books, you will enjoy this. A young woman in Hammersmith, a suburb of London, has read Pride and Prejudice over and over … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll, a movie


This is a fun movie starring a very young Renee Zellweiger. Rock and Roll is sweeping the nation: Fats Domino, the Charelles. There is still segregation but some people are trying to break down the barriers. The local high school … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Reading — reflections for LIBR 263


Proust and Squid, the story and science of the reading brain, by Maryanne Wolf.2008. Harper Collins. 306 with Notes, Index. ISBN 978-0-06-093384-5 paperback. $14.95.(2008 hardback, harper Collins). I am really enjoying Proust and the Squid. Yesterday, I tried to concentrate on reading … Continue reading

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Reflections on the AASL’s Standards for 21st Century Learners


for LIBR 233, due September 18, 2010 Here is the link to the Standards so that you can read them yourself. There is far too much fodder here to comment on everything. Some of my reflections on the first major … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Secret, by Elise Broach


I didn’t like the cover picture for Shakespeare’s Secret. The children look sly and somewhat mean. I quickly got into the story and then had to read it just about non stop. I think boys or girls would enjoy the … Continue reading

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