Last week I finished reading:
Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
I was disappointed with this one. Definitely not my favorite work of Crutcher's. Currently working on a review to work out my thoughts on this one.
Energize Research Reading and Writing by Christopher Lehman
Christopher Lehman wants to give teachers the tools to let students embrace research. So often the term "research paper" instills visions of tedium, apathy, and academic detachment. Students only do it because it is forced upon them by their teachers. But Lehman wants to change all that. He wrote this book as a toolkit for teachers to empower students with choice and curiosity in their own learning endeavors. It's also a great book to empower teachers to change their perspective on how to teach research.
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson
Currently (still) listening:
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Last week I reviewed:
Riot by Walter Dean Myers
Loved this audiobook. Great full cast production and soundtrack.
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Barry Blitt
This is by far one of the most entertaining, memorable biographies I've ever read. I laughed out loud the whole time. Despite the fact that this is supposed to be about Mark Twain, Huck definitely steals the show in this one.
Notes from Ghost Town and The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (ends 3/4)
Last week I also wrote about my sadness in discovering my favorite restaurant closed:
In memory of tapas, sangria, and traditions with friends