Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sooo bad at blogging...

I'm am so bad at blogging apparently. I have read a lot of books in the last month. But, I just can't seem to make the time to blog. I even got my blog unblocked at school, but I feel like I shouldn't post entries unless it's lunch time. And you know how fast lunch at a school goes!

I've read several of the Sisters Grimm books. They continue to be enjoyable, but now there's a while time travel element to them that I'm not sure I like.

I read a book called Evil Genius. It had gotten a lot of press at conferences last year, but I wasn't sure it was appropriate for my students' level. While I really enjoyed it, I think I was right. It wasn't quite for my students. Certainly for middle school it would be o.k. It is about a gifted student who gets sucked into a school that teaches about world domination...and all the crimes and violence that goes with it. I was hoping the "evil is bad" message would come out sooner and stronger than it did to override the violence and little bit of language in it. Then I could justify having it in the library. But, I just don't think it's for the intermediate level.

I started reading Eggs by Jerry Spinelli. It's o.k. I'm not really thrilled about what I've read so far. Right away it sort of hit me like Stargirl, but with none of the finesse. The writing in this one seems forced so far. Maybe I need to give it a little more time though.

I know I'm missing a few books, but I can't think of what they are right now. I'll need to go peruse the shelves at school and try to remember.

Next on my list are Brisingr (the third in the Eragon series, I even bought it on CD!), Theodosia: Serpent's Chaos, and The New Policeman.

Check in later. Hopefully sooner than this last time!

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