An interesting response from a dad who is frustrated with his son's response to schooling. The boy agrees to watch and discuss movies with his dad. The movie discussions and the father-son discussions make for a good read but, of course, as a teacher I found myself very concerned for his son's education and future. I won't be adding this to our HS collection but it was a good read for movie lover and/or parents.
Another thought provoking read from John Green, master of the YA novel. Much like Looking for Alaska the main guy is on a journey to find a mysterious girl who has captured his heart and finds his own path as well. A good Green read.
A highly reviewed YA book of 2014 this left me a little disappointed. I love Sherlock and Sherlockish characters but this added in some mystical elements that I didn't enjoy so much. A good mystery read with a strong female character who helps Jackaby with his case.
An interesting take on dystopian literature. Atwood continues the tone of Handmaid's Tale with Oryx and Crake. A dark look into our future of splicing, cloning and creating for our needs and desires.
Style by Kate Spade is a beautifully crafted book. It suggests wardrobe staples, movies that hold style, and classic outfits. A good quick perusal of fashion and style.
Dangerous Girls by Haas
A mature YA thriller, a next read for fans of Gone Girl. Dangerous Girls keeps the reader guessing during the trial of a best friend accused of murdering her bestie. There are mutual friends, a complicated boyfriend, and a wild spring break all rolled up in a murder. I enjoyed it and recommend it for mature readers looking for a thriller based around young adults.
For fans of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey, this novel tells the story of the 'family' down below who made life possible for the Bennet household. I enjoyed all the P&P references and seeing the upstairs in a different light. Not so nice to those downstairs sometimes. I couldn't wait to get my chores done so I could sit on the porch and read each day.
A campy murder mystery based around a bakery. Fluke usually delivers a good fun read.
Just finished Murder in Baker Street. A good one to help me get to the new Sherlocks on PBS. This is a collection of short stories based on the Sherlock character but by various authors. I love mysteries.
Read Anatomy of a Misfit
A good YA read with a surprising twist. Teenage angst, love, friends, and enemies masquerading as friends. I wondered if it was going anywhere for awhile and then the seriousness of the ending surprising ending made it worth the read.
Read Well-Offed in Vermont
A quick fun murder mystery. I won't continue with the series but it was ok.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!