Personal Reading

Knucklehead by John Scieszka is about his life growing up with five brothers. The stories are outlandish, outlandish enough to be true – having grown up with two brothers. I highly recommend this book. It is a quick read and it will entertain almost any adolescent boy for hours. You will hear inane giggling as they read. I am reading it to my students in parts this year. In fact, the librarian added it to our school’s collection and it has already been checked out from the school library.

The Green Glass Seaby Ellen Klages this won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and was nominated for the Caudill Award in Illinois in 2008. William brought it to the cottage and I picked it up and started reading it. The book require a great deal of background knowledge especially of the time period and setting – New Mexico during World War II, about 1942-45.

Flush by Gary Hiaasen. I started reading this book a few months ago and have never seemed to finish it. I need at least thirty minutes daily to read it and get into and I just have not invested the time in this book or any other book for that matter. Flush is set in the Florida Keys and is about a boy whose father gets into trouble with the law when he sinks a casino boat because it is emptying its sewage tank into the sea, polluting local beaches and the Keys. The boy and his sister get involved and help restore their father’s name in the area. A good story, which I finished reading at the Laundromat in July. I recommend it for young boys an interest in the environment or just a good story about standing up for what is right.

WordPress for DUMMIES by Lisa Sabin-Wilson I am leafing through this book bit by bit. It has been helpful to give me insight about how to make the blog ‘look’ better. Another book I found helpful was Blogging for DUMMIES. I picked this book up the day I decided to start this project. It was helpful and got me pointed in the right direction. I still refer to it as the blog develops and grows.

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