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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
My school has several copies of this version of Huck Finn. I read it so I have a better understanding of if this version is a suitable replacement of ...more
Jul 02, 2008
May 20, 2008
I really enjoyed this novel that gives Pap Finn's back story. It followed the details of the original text very well and explains all the items founds ...more
May 16, 2008
May 31, 2007
The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Knowing that the feuds satirized in Huck Finn are based off of the Hatfields and McCoys makes me interested to know more about the real feuds.

When I
May 20, 2008
Mar 29, 2007
Cycle of the Werewolf
I have owned this book forever, so I don't know why I never read it before. It was only about 125 pages, but there are several illustrations and four ...more
May 24, 2008
May 21, 2008
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
I really liked the movie Sin City and I love Batman, so I was interested in how these two would blend in this graphic novel.

I saw connections between
May 17, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
Learning To Swim
I had the libraian help me pull a bunch of books that are poetry, but tell a story; she called them poetry fiction. This book was one of them. A stude ...more
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book
This was way better than expected, which might be why I gave it a four rather than a three. The story followed several different characters as it tell ...more
May 06, 2008
Jun 17, 2007
The Virgin Suicides
I found the movie followed the book very closely, which made this a very quick read for me because I knew what was going to happen and was familiar wi ...more
Jan 06, 2008
Jan 06, 2008
Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook
This author was mentioned in What You Know by Heart.

I read this in hopes of it helping me with my teaching. I want to encourage my students to keep w
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems
I just bought $300 worth of books for my classroom library and one area I focused on was getting more poetry books for my sophomores to use for their ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 10, 2008
The Great Gatsby
I must say that the writing style is more difficult than I remember. I know I understood the book though because we never really discussed it since it ...more
Jul 16, 1996
Mar 29, 2007
The Painted Veil
I love Ed Norton, so when I saw the movie preview, I checked to see if the movie was based on a book. It was, so I marked it to read someday. Mike wan ...more
Nov 25, 2008
May 09, 2008
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
I chose to read this book because when I was tested for a learning problems in about 1987, the testing resulted in my mother being told that I am dys ...more
Jul 22, 2008
May 02, 2008
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
A student of mine read this way back at the beginning of last year and it totally confused her. Since then, I have seen the title quite a bit, includi ...more
Sep 25, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
V for Vendetta
First of all, I loved this movie. Then I heard that The Watchmen was the ultimate graphic novel / superhero story, so I read that and loved it. So, I ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
First read April 2008
Second read Oct - Nov 2013 for book club

I heard about this in context of it being as good as V for Vendetta and The Dark Knight.
Apr 24, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
I had seen this book around and noticed the awards that dominate the cover, but never bothered to pick it up. When I did a Huck Finn unit last spring, ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
I read this over a weekend. I enjoyed it for two major reasons. The first is because I fear events like this happening. I feel like the world we live ...more
Nov 02, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This version is not the same as the others!!! This is the highly edited illustrated version for children. All of the debate Huck has with himself abou ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Nov 29, 2007
The Monument
I surveyed the teachers in my building asking for book recommendations; as a result, an art teacher lent me this book.

This was an incredibly fast rea
Nov 20, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
The Picture of Dorian Gray
I first heard of this from a friend years ago, but thought it would be a difficult read since its old. Since then, I've realized I can read older lang ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Sep 14, 2007
I Am the Cheese
I was familiar with this title and had heard a lot of good things about this book, but really didn't know much about the plot. Today, on a whim as I w ...more
Aug 13, 2008
Nov 23, 2007
Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing
My professor has us reading this on line at the following web site:

You have to click on the full text icons to
Jul 19, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
The Road Through the Wall
I believe this is the only Shirley Jackson book I have not read. It is also her first book, so it is hard to fine.

I read the prologue plus a few more
Aug 13, 2008
Mar 29, 2007
When I heard that 1) Anderson had another YA book and 2) this one is in the same high school and mentions Melinda, I became excited to read it, even t ...more
Aug 08, 2008
May 20, 2007
Z for Zachariah
I am terrified of nuclear way, so when I found out the subject of this book, I was very interested. (Originally, I had it confused with Zaulta's Diary ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Oct 29, 2008
This author is very popular with my freshmen girls. I just got a strong review of this from a coworker and I also was interested in the plot info she ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Mike got this for Christmas and I wound up picking it up on Christmas day because it was sitting around while I was just sitting around. At first, I f ...more
Jan 03, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
I first noticed this book because of its cover, but didn't really look into it. It wasn't until I saw some friends with reviews of the book that I sta ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
The Prophet of Yonwood (Book of Ember, #3)
Well, I must say that I thought that it would say more about the crisis that lead directly to the building of the City of Ember, so I was a little dis ...more
Oct 24, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
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