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About Shawneinfl

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    Learning all about China as a VIPKid teacher. Loving the cross-cultural life all from the comfort of my home.

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    Homeschooling mom of 5 (two grown, three at home)
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  1. This was an interesting list, Karen.
  2. Negin, I am happy to send you any books you like. I frequently grab up classics at the Goodwill Store that are in mint condition. I think it's time for me to make another book buying expedition soon, virus or no virus.
  3. I just watched "The Hate U Give" last night and I thought it was excellent. I am in the middle of watching "Just Mercy" today. I may order both books.
  4. Perhaps we should start a list of things that could end up on the chopping block.
  5. So, I should NOT be reducing my shelves as planned??? I hate the thought that someone else can try to control what I'm allowed to read or not. What's wrong with Flannery O'Connor, btw?
  6. I just finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Though some have been critical of the Hunger Games prequel, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was way more philosophical than the other books and seemed to present as the first of a new series but don't quote me on that.
  7. Hello friends, both old and new! Just checking in, having finished my first book for the year. The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger. It's in the vein of the recent college scandals about the lengths people go to get their children into a new "gifted" school coming to their community. It centers around four families who started out as a play group and now have young teens. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it - seemed predictable at first - but about halfway through I was hooked. I'd give it 4.5 stars.
  8. Hello, Hello! I haven't visited much this year and I miss you all. I've managed to read a few books this month; I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Wow, what a great book! I really need to go back and re-read it again - much more slowly this time. I also finished What is A Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander and Why Meadow Died by Andrew Pollack (about the Parkland shooting). These books were all heavy topics so I'm ready for something a little lighter. I just started Untamed: the Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island by Will Harlan. I read The Bird Box a few months ago, so I will count that for my spooky read for the year. I hope everyone is well. Blessings, Shawne
  9. I have done some research but I hadn't seen these particular reviews. Thanks for sharing!
  10. Looking at these for my 11th grader (probable liberal arts major). I want her to enjoy Chemistry without having to struggle with too much math yet I want a legit high school credit. Thoughts?
  11. I'm looking for something to catch up my math phobic 7th grade daughter. She is dyslexic and doing well in her reading. Now it's time to work on math again.
  12. Thank you! These sound great! It's always fun to start the year with a new challenge!
  13. I keep seeing posts about "10 book Challenges". When did that begin??? Are there any normal challenges for less prolific readers? Y'all are leaving me in the dust.
  14. Hello Book-a-weekers! Just popping in to check on everyone. I've been busy, busy this year so we won't discuss my book numbers but I did finish two this month: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty and The Reckoning by John Grisham. I don't know if these are on anyone's radar but I enjoyed them. It's been soooo looong since I last read any of your would take me a month to catch up. Maybe I'll be up for some serious reading time again in 2019. Til then...happy reading.
  15. Please sign me up for the BAW 2020 CRUISE!!! I'm there.
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