- MD, Di
- member since July 7, 2008
Beth P’s last login was Friday, January 20, 2012.
I first read "A Brief History..." in collage, and reread it last year. It's really good. I'm currently reading "A Walk In The Woods," and am enjoying that as well. My finace' has already finished it and recommended it to the professor she's working with in Mendoza.
I definitely need to add some new books to my list. You clearly are a reader with your current 59 books up there. I was actually really turned off of reading when I was in Middle School and forced to read book after book that I did not find the least bit interesting. I used to be a HUGE reader so it makes me sad looking back on it. As an educator now, I try to give my kids some choice in what books we use in our novel groups when I can to try and prevent this from happening to them.
I credit J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter for bringing me back to any sort of reading. I get really in to her stories and devoured all of them. Later I found the Twilight series and got very interested in those as well. I tend to need recommendations and light, fun reads to really enjoy myself anymore. But I am very open to those!
Yes, he wrote the whole series. I've seen the three big movies of his (Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, and Hannibal,) and just downloaded all of those onto my Sony Bookreader. I'm trying to read them in order but end up having to put them down a lot since I can't read them before bed. They're great for reading while on the exercise bike or Stairmaster though! I just found out from my Shelfari page that he has a fourth one too that I didn't know about. I'll have to add that to my bookreader as well. I think Thomas Harris' writing is on par with Stephen King so if you're going to go for a horror book ever you can't go wrong with either of them.
TKAM is one of the greatest American novels of all time. Once kids get through the thick lnguage in chapter 1 (with all of the references to the Finch family history) they really seem to engage the text. I used to read it 3-4 times a year for the past decade. In fact I got so tired of always reading it aloud I put it on my itunes library. Sissy Spacek is the narrator, and she does a great job. I still find great stuff in that novel, yet I never tire of rereading it.
Ha! Sadly, it is quite studious. I'm going to be teaching a IB Psychology class next year, so I'm trying to absorb as much as possible over the summer. The rest of the books seem studious, but really the topics of Technology and Society and Educational Theory fascinate me. Don't ignore the Pratchett--he's totally my guilty pleasure. :)
Hi Beth! I love this site! My friends and I share books all the time and trying to keep up with what each person has read gets really difficult. I will definitely be using this with them and trying to introduce my class to it too! Thanks for showing it to us!