Barb Middleton
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
read in November, 2016
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A dense, award-winning book that relentlessly satires cultural identity, politics, philosophy, pop culture, etc. Paul Beatty goes all-out in a rapid-fire funny and tragic riff; an improvised verbal flood of words on race - at times incomprehensible ...more
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The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2016
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Norsk myth is not as vast as Greek or Roman myth when it comes to the gods. The fragmented Skaldic poetry is difficult to decipher with its kennings and the narrative framework is skeletal at times. However, they are rich in meaning showing ...more
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A Scare of a Dare by Zack Zombie
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I read this aloud to grade 4 students and they loved it. I've not played Minecraft so I didn't understand the references. A zombie boy forms an unlikely friendship with a human boy. The plot has some holes in it but I believe it was referring to the ...more
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
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I have two books at home that tangle with the concept of intertextuality in children's literature. It's not supposed to be a tangle, but I can't understand most of the scholarly writing. Thomas Foster simplifies some complex literary theories, such ...more
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
read in October, 2016
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It's hard writing about classics, especially if you don't particularly like the story. Even with its elegant phrasing and kooky characters, Pride and Prejudice is mostly dialogue, romantic, and full of irony - which was amusing at times, but I got ...more
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"Congrats to Paul Beatty!!! First American to win the Man Booker Prize."
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