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Review: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green

John Green’s new novel Turtles All the Way Down: I don’t even know where to start. Maybe just start with what I want to say about this book. It is important. Aza, the narrator and main character, has anxiety. Even … Continue reading

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What Students Read When They Can Read Anything

Back in December, I posted a list of books students in my classes were reading. Now, four months later, my students are still reading, and I’ve added two new classes of readers to the mix. Today I made a list … Continue reading

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Review: SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR by Matthew Quick

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amber Appleton’s life could be considered miserable. She is homeless and living in a bus. Abandoned by her father, Amber loves her mother, but her mother … Continue reading

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My Books for 2012

  I read more books this year than ever before:  142.   Thanks to my family, friends, students, and online and on-site colleagues for giving me so many ideas about what to read this year. Of course, my list would be shorter and … Continue reading

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The Art of Not Recommending

I’ve read some really good books lately: John Grisham’s Calico Joe completely satisfied my baseball book jones. See You at Harry’s from Jo Knowles and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green are two of the finest YA books … Continue reading

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