I absolutely love to read and it's a rare thing to catch me without a good book nearby. I will read almost anything, but my favorite... more »
- Salt Lake City, UT, USA
- member since June 26, 2009
Ok, here is my review to A Discovery of Witches http://www.shelfari.com/books/15346948/A-Discovery-of-Witches/reviews/3606712
Started a reply and it disappeared... if you get this twice, sorry! I was saying that I teach 4th grade in Western NY, between Rochester and Syracuse- on the shore of Lake Ontario. What grade do you teach? My husband and I have 2 cats- one looks similar to the one in your profile pic. How about you? Married? family (including kitties!)?
I'll enjoy looking over your bookshelf! I am currently going through the Beverly Lewis books that take place in Amish country in PA. Love them!! Spending tomorrow with the "Book Whisperer", taking notes of what I need to do to get ready to go with my class! Hopefully within the next two weeks we will be up and running! Keep me posted about how it works/what works/doesn't work.. I'll do the same!
Thanks for your note. I don't know if you know about the other Richard Parker history. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story called The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym which concerned a sailor named Richard Parker being eaten by the crew of a drifting wreck. It then happened for real years later and the sailor's name was Richard Parker. Needless to say, I don't travel by boat.
Hey, Rebecca. Nice book reviews! Everything Ancient One says, I agree with, so read his post! Anyway, who is that handsome devil in your profile picture? He sure is a sexy young fellow. Your book devouration is unsurpassed in this world and I am proud of your brain for containing all that information.
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