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TeacherZee

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  1. Hello everyone Kareni I'll have to add some of those titles to my TBR. :) I am off this week and planning on doing loads of reading. I just finished Brotherhood in Death. A series I read for the relationships. I am now reading Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell I am also starting to plan lit history for next year. We are thinking of focusing on migration/diaspora stories.
  2. The War that Saved My Life has been on my TBR pile for a while and the others look really interesting. I haven't read any of them but they do all look good and I'll be picking up several of them for my nieces.
  3. In the summer of 2008 I registered voters in NC. The one individual I will never forget was an older deaf African American woman who had never been registered before. She was so excited to finally vote. Thank you for that post Eliana. It inspired me to find something MLK for the firsties dictation this week. I'll have to check what I read this week, which probably tells you a great deal about the reading :D. I'm running away to a spa this weekend and bringing Utvandrarna by Vilhelm Moberg to try again.
  4. And as I pressed post I remembered Mio, my son by Astrid Lindgren. I can't read that book it is so sad.
  5. Confession time: 1. The only Narnia books I really like are the ones that feature Lucy. 2. I like my Tuesday morning class because I can read in it. A quick 15-30 minute lecture on whatever sub-unit we are doing and then let them work on problems in the book and I can read my book, or come and read here. Perfection...except it makes me feel like a lousy teacher at times
  6. I've always disliked Curious George, even as a child. He is kidnapped by the man in the yellow hat. And don't get me started on Babar.
  7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite October books Here is David Bowie's 100 favourite books http://electricliterature.com/david-bowies-100-favorite-books/
  8. Thanks for the tip and I totally agree with you about the last book in the Clare series, I didn't like the ending either
  9. So far this year I've read: 1. Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune 2. Who We Are by TJ Klune 3. Helping Hand by Jay Northcote 4. The Art of Breathing by TJ Klune 5. Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson 6. Let Love Live by Melissa Collins 7. At War by Andria Large 8. War Torn by Andria Large All of them are m/m romances. Numbers 1, 2,4,7 and 8 all deal with mental illness (Anxiety, Panic attacks/disorder, PTSD and Depression). The last three I read yesterday and today, and I am almost done the final book in the War trilogy. Then I am going to read The Score by Elle Kennedy and then I am going to get to January's classic/non-fiction. I think it will be a non-fiction. I am feeling non-fictiony
  10. No idea if you like mysteries but I have to recommend Julia Spencer Flemmings Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series to anyone who talks about the Episcopal Church (Clare is an Episcopal priest). We have literary people on our money too. The out going 20SEK note had Selma Lagerlöf and the incoming one has Astrid Lindgren (we are currently changing over) Your son is a very smart boy. The Boy and His Horse was always one I skipped.
  11. I started getting mine when I was 8. Get a notebook and keep note of triggers. We worked out quite quickly for me that it was light sensitivity and being out in the sun with the sun directly on my head (I was a soccer goalie and I had to start wearing a hat). For me an ice pack on my neck tends to help. Also when taking painkillers combine it with caffeine.
  12. One of many things I miss with Edinburgh is all the secondhand bookshops. Both for buying books but also for getting rid of books when I moved.
  13. No. :D 12 years of Swedish education has left me with an allergy to sparse Scandinavian fiction. It is reason number 2 as to why I am resisting getting certified to teach Swedish (reason number 1 is because the world lit course I would have to take would put me up against my literary nemesis Heart of Darkness again (3rd time the charm? I think not)) I've been wanting to read that as well so I might be up for a discussion As to where I get my books, I participate in Amazon Smiles so I consider each purchase my charitable donation for the...month (possibly day but I try not to think about it, someone evil on this board made me look at how many orderes I had made last year...it wasn't pretty). Also my dad and I share an Amazon family thingy so I have access to the books he buys
  14. I couldn't get the bullet journal to work for me so I am using an EC and a Kikki-K (yes I go back and forth :)) I do use a lot of what I learned from the bullet journal in my planning though, especially at work. I started a separate Moleskin squared notebook for student matters. I keep attendance in it and results. I also make notes in it about conversations with students and disciplinary actions. When I have made 3 notes about students I move them to a page of their own. I also keep a page about funny things students say. And of course it has an index.
  15. I stayed up until 5am reading Who We Are by TJ Klune (Book 2 about Bear, Otter and the Kid) with tears running down my cheeks. Although I slept late I still have a head ache. Now I'm reading book three and crying. Man books about mental illness get me every time.
  16. Hello everyone! I ended 2015 on 122 books as I didn't read on the train. Instead I ended up having a very enjoyable conversation with a former student who was travelling back to school after the Christmas holidays. My goal for 2016 is 100 books, with one each month being either a classic or a non-fiction. I started out last year reading quite a few books like that but then SOMEONE recommended The Understatement of the Year and I went on a rabbit trail and fell down the hole. Then my job change and move happened and well...I am still in the rabbit hole. The first three books I am going to tackle are Gösta Berlings Saga by Selma Lagerlöf (classic), Anzac Girls by Peter Reese (non-fiction, started last year but then the rabbit hole) and The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (same story as Anzac Girls). I also started Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans on the bit of the train journey that I didn't have company. So I will need to read that. I will also need to read something with my firsties, but I haven't decided what yet, although I am leaning towards Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri after the discussion here. I could assign them different stories, many of them are immigrants, have parents who are immigrants or have lived as expats around the world, I think they would like the stories and be able to see them in a larger perspective. Right now I am reading a very angsty m/m romance called Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune. There are two more books in the series and I will be reading them as well. Then I will need to tackle this months non-fiction/classic. My Good Reads Profile. I've gotten loads better at using it since I got my new Kindle since it prompts me to add the books to my reading shelf when I start a new book, and prompts me to mark it as read when I am done. I mostly use it for that, and to stalk my favourite authors for new books :lol:
  17. Hello everyone! I ended 2015 on 122 books as I didn't read on the train. Instead I ended up having a very enjoyable conversation with a former student who was travelling back to school after the Christmas holidays. My goal for 2016 is 100 books, with one each month being either a classic or a non-fiction. I started out last year reading quite a few books like that but then SOMEONE recommended The Understatement of the Year and I went on a rabbit trail and fell down the hole. Then my job change and move happened and well...I am still in the rabbit hole. The first three books I am going to tackle are Gösta Berlings Saga by Selma Lagerlöf (classic), Anzac Girls by Peter Reese (non-fiction, started last year but then the rabbit hole) and The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (same story as Anzac Girls). I also started Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans on the bit of the train journey that I didn't have company. So I will need to read that. I will also need to read something with my firsties, but I haven't decided what yet, although I am leaning towards Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri after the discussion here. I could assign them different stories, many of them are immigrants, have parents who are immigrants or have lived as expats around the world, I think they would like the stories and be able to see them in a larger perspective. Right now I am reading a very angsty m/m romance called Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune. There are two more books in the series and I will be reading them as well. Then I will need to tackle this months non-fiction/classic. My Good Reads Profile. I've gotten loads better at using it since I got my new Kindle since it prompts me to add the books to my reading shelf when I start a new book, and prompts me to mark it as read when I am done. I mostly use it for that, and to stalk my favourite authors for new books :lol:
  18. I use my iphone camera. I read something on pintrest months ago about the best camera being the one you have with you, and although I have an awesome Nikon (in a moving box somewhere in my grandparents house) my iphone is always with me, so it really stuck with me. I then use Instacollage and Instagram to edit.
  19. Here is my first picture. Houses come in all shapes and sizes
  20. The Breivik book is hefty but worth the read. Although it didn't make my best reads in 2015 it was well worth reading. Well written and made me think.
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