What have you read?

I found this on Musings of a Bookish Kitty blog and thought it was interesting. I’ve finished a couple of books lately, but have been thinking about how to review them, so check back soon.

The below listed books are the top 106 books most often tagged as being unread by LibraryThing users (as of October 3rd), and since I Library Thing, this seemed an interesting list. :-)

The instructions are simple: Bold what you have read, and italicize (I think the only book that I started and couldn’t finish was _Eragorn_) books you have started but couldn’t finish. Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once. Underline those on your TBR list (in my case this means I own them, but have yet to read them). The ones marked in red are books I am considering reading one day but do not have on hand.

Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
Continue reading What have you read?

Free Books….

Okay, so before I actually started my book blog, I logged many hours reading other people’s book blogs. I read all kinds of wonderful, interesting posts ranging from book reviews to people’s reflections about the influences that started them reading. Some of the posts that intrigued me most were the posts from people who live in larger cities than I, and wrote about Continue reading Free Books….

Kids will be kids….

I am a teacher. I teach English at a great high school and, for the most part, have great kids. Today, some very creative kids (read: not so much) decided that they wanted to bring some excitement to our lives. Their idea involved the fire department, and since they implemented their plan five minutes into lunch, the entire school got to spend the time they would usually eat lunch outside standing in the road, and not eating. By the time the fire department cleared the school, it was time for class. My AP kids Continue reading Kids will be kids….

It’s been awhile….

So, when I started this, my goal was to write something about once a week, and then, life happened. :-) I’m sure you all know what that’s like. The good news is I have still been getting some reading done. In fact, one of my goals this year is to have more balance in my life and do things like leave school by 3 at least twice a week. :-) Anyone want to take bets on how long that lasts? :-) Anyway, I’m going to do a brief review of some of the books I’ve recently finished: The World is Flat and Thursday Next: First Among Sequels. Continue reading It’s been awhile….

Really the end?

So, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last night at midnight and then got up at 6 to be ready to teach summer school. Was it worth it? OF COURSE! This last Harry Potter book has officially become my favorite! Unlike most books and movies that are so hyped up and looked forward to (the series finale of Alias, for example), Rowling delivered! Other than a few minor issues like Continue reading Really the end?

And so it begins….

Well, here it is. My first post. Right now, I’m trying to figure this whole thing out, but eventually, I plan to write reviews and keep track of the books that I read. I’ll probably start with some reviews of my favorite books and move to what I’m reading now. So–stay tuned!

Stories are the stuff of life….