- Ellicott City, MD, USA
- member since July 15, 2009
Natalie R’s last login was Friday, August 12, 2011.
Did you see I put Unwind on your desk? I finally finished reading it, but I can't tell you if I liked it or not. I had to finish reading it though to see what happened but I can't say if I REALLY liked it or not. I am about to read a James Patterson "7th Heaven". I will let you know how it goes. :)
Hi Natalie! I just found your note of five months ago asking how many times I've read Fellowship of the Ring--I didn't even know there were notes on this site! You are still my only friend, :-) but I am adding books and have actually sent messages to two other people! I think this was only my third or fourth time through Fellowship, and I guess I say "only" because I think the first time I read it, I was in 7th grade! It was really fun to see the actual paperback edition I read, which was the one my sister gave me for a gift at that time.
Hi Natalie! I love reading your book updates, and I hope to do better soon--because come January, I'm switching from my English-teaching life at WHS to being the new media specialist at Middletown! So I feel as though I should do lots of book review-type stuff--for my homework on the weekends, instead of grading papers! I'm excited, but sad to leave my WHS connections.
Yes, I think it is too dark to teach...this one caused considerable discussion in our group with one contingent being blown away by the concepts storyline and the others hating it because of its violence and unrelenting despair. To this day we still have parents who question using Elie Wiesel's Night in the curriculum because it is a fairly accurate depiction of life in a concentration camp.
Hopefully I did it correctly this time...I don't do Facebook either...guess I'm a bit of a dinosaur with these things. Where do you teach? We did Color of Water last year and have the information on McBride's appearance up in the Media Center. If you're interested, I can forward you the list of titles we have chosen to read this year for the faculty book club. I've heard good things about Song Yet Sung and know that it was chosen as the One Maryland, One Book selection so I look forward to it. Up next is a collection of ghost stories by Stephen King's son--Joe Hill's Twentieth Century Ghosts-- for our October title.
Hi Natalie - I'm guessing that you can access my shelf now...if not let me know how to set that link up for you. Where are you teaching? Our faculty book club is meeting this evening to discuss our summer selection The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard. Let me know what you thought of Song Yet Sung which is on our proposed reading list. I loved Edgar Sawtelle and its Hamlet connections...what did you think of it?