- member since April 4, 2009
Shirley’s last login was Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Here are my last 3 reads: The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell - ok but she's not my favorite; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson -the best of the three in the series; and The Body of Death by Elizabeth George, an Inspector Lynley mystery that I loved. I'm looking forward to seeing it on Mystery. The second movie about Lizbeth Salander was excellent so see it if you haven't.
Hi Shirley -- I thought The Sixty-Eight Rooms was fun too, and quicky passed it along to a couple of the girls in my class. I'm reading aloud a new book to my class -- "Return to Sender" by Julia Alvarez. It tackles the issue of undocumented Mexican workers in a truly engaging, understandable way. I'd like to recommend it to our politicians and pundits too!
I haven't read anything to exclaim about lately -- I've been bogged down with "The Children's Book" by A.S. Byatt for the last 6 weeks, being stubborn enough not to abandon it, but nevertheless being bored out of my mind. I'm hoping that the next thing will be good!
Happy Thanksgiving, Shirley! I see you, too, are planning to read "The Interrogative Novel." I read a paragraph of it to my class of 4th graders -- they thought it was the funniest thing ever! I must say, I could see why they they thought it was silly and nonsensiclal but I'm hoping that once I get into it, my brain will get into the groove. Right now, I'm slogging through A.S. Byatt's "The Children's Book." I tried reading the story within the book, "The Shrubbery," to them, with the exact opposite reaction -- a little unsettled. I don't think kids hear dark folktales or fairy stories much anymore. I hope there will be more of the author's children's books imbedded in the novel. Again, Happy Thanksgiving! Best, Kris LiBretto