- Mint Hill, NC
- member since February 12, 2008
Wondered if you would be interested in a Trilogy by Morris Gleitzman
They are aimed at younger readers but they are good historical account of Poland and WWII. I read them all and loved them. I also believe there is a fourth book but havent read it yet.
It's on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Constitution Avenue NW and 22nd Street NW. It's one of my favorites. That's a great picture of you and I really love the story that goes along with it. Finally, what a great book shelf you have. I will spend some time on it looking for books I'd like to read.
Nearly every politician and corporation executive -- in fact, nearly everyone who can read and write, add and subtract, and multiply and divide -- is positive that he/she could walk into a classroom and teach every student to do the same. And as far as they are concerned any teacher that can't must be either incompetent or lazy or both and therefore grossly overpaid.
I wish that every education critic could be given the opportunity to spend a week as a public school teacher so that they could discover for themselves just how difficult teaching can be. And if that did happen I don't think Tony Danza would be the only person ready to start dispensing apologies.
I bet that was quite an experience. In three weeks you must have been able to see a lot, though it is a huge country.
Didn't you also visit China not too long ago?
I just got back from my annual visit to the West. Here in middle America we were experiencing 100 plus temperatures and prolonged drought (the drought is still with us, the worse in my memory). But in the Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico deserts we experienced highs in the 80s and it rained every other day. That happens every time I go there. If I moved there it would turn into the Corn Belt.
I'm just to the tipping point of adding more books to read than I will ever get to; you might want to check out The Orchardist (looks like it will be a winner but not yet out) for Washington historical fiction. And if you would ever be able to identify the two books I described in my introduction you get bonus points. I am beginning to think I made them up. It's interesting to see the books that others simply loved that didn't do much for me and vise versa but our collections do seem to overlap (which means more books will go on my shelf from consultation on yours).
So good to hear from you!! I really enjoyed the book. It was a very easy read and entertaining. I think you will enjoy it. I had slacked off my reading some (I think I got too hooked on the computer) but have picked it back up and am loving it once again. I think I have 12 books checked out and 9 more on hold. I see you are still going strong. I still always look at what you are reading. Everything you read looks good!