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The Luminaries

This is not a review, but a mea culpa. I tend not to read mysteries and thrillers. I had no inclination to read Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Booker Prize winning novel, but having read three other fantastic 2013 Booker short-listed novels I felt compelled to see if this 830 page “who done it” novel was superior. 295 more words

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Book to film news: Death Comes to Pemberly

Hey fellow Anglophiles…good news. Two books are going to the screen (one the big screen, another the small screen).

The first, P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley, one will air on PBS soon; it will air Oct. 220 more words

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The Goldfinch

This novel being all the rage; widely reviewed; and resulting in a Pulitzer for Donna Tartt leaves me little to discuss. Accordingly, this review will be short and personal. 283 more words

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The Wall

Jurek Becker wrote “Jacob the Liar” which I have not read. One of the stories in this collection is taken from that book. The best story in this anthology is “The Wall”. 780 more words

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It is 1908. A rural community. Mechanical by necessity, imaginative by nature. Almost a commune of explorers, testing the ability of humans to soar above the ground other than by balloon. 386 more words

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Transformers: Creative Teachers for the 21st Century

In the never ending quest to become a better teacher, I am constantly reading. Having just finished Transformers: Creative Teachers for the 21st Century by Mary Kim Schreck, I feel like I’ve taken away some ideas that I can use both in the classroom with students and some better explanations for the use of these strategies for administrators and others who wonder about the importance of creativity in education. 431 more words


My Digital Library

So, I am hoping that in the next few weeks I’ll be able to do a fun post sharing all of my physical bookshelves with you all. 146 more words