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A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell
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Chapter 4, Fish baked in fig leaves, details Archestratus, who seemed to live and travel for food. He sounds like someone I would get along with as someone seeking delicious food prepared simply. :)

Going in, I wasn't thrilled with the prospect. Never
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Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik
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Wow!

First, thanks to Quest Scouts for introducing me to this book. I would have never read it had it not been an objective for the Prism & Light quest. In full disclosure, I tried to read this last summer and got nowhere. I had checked it out of
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Monster Blood III by R.L. Stine
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This is the third installment in the Monster Blood series. Yes, I like Evan and Andy. R.L. Stine did a good job of writing Kermit. It was impossible to like that character. Unfortunately, revenge was never really had upon ol' Kermit, who deserved eve ...more
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The Cuckoo Clock of Doom by R.L. Stine
The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (Goosebumps, #28)
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Goosebumps hit at the beginning of my teaching career. I would purchase the books for the classroom library from Scholastic. My thinking was the boys would enjoy them. And they did! There were some girls over the years who enjoyed them too. The funny ...more
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Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo by R.L. Stine
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I am amid reading the original 62 Goosebumps stories. Generally speaking, they are all right. Not too frightening, fun, entertaining. At the end of the last academic year, Scholastic had this book on sale. I decided to pick up several copies to use i ...more
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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie
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Kate DiCamillo has a storyteller's writing style, one in which she is able to describe her characters fully.

You just know this is going to be a tear-jerker . . .

And it was. Holy smokes! I haven't cried like that since I was a boy. Sincerely.

The party
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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Dreamers
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Picked this up in the school library. Librarian saw I had it and raved about it. The illustrations are wonderful. Loved the use of "resplendent" right off the bat. This is a story of hope.

Immigrants to the United States, a mother and son find their n
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City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
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I picked this up off the shelf in the school library. Wasn't expecting much, but wanted to have some books available for the substitute. We have read some other Mo Willems this year, so I figured it couldn't be too bad.

Beginning in spring, the co
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Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Ada Twist, Scientist
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Ada is a precocious child. She did not speak until she was three. But when she did, she was full of questions. How? Why? What? Curious, she asked how the world work from dawn to dusk. Her parents liked her inquisitiveness, even if it challenged them. ...more
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I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson
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Picked this up in the school library. An easy read, but deep symbolism.

Boy works as a sharecropper (later 1800s/early 1900s). He sees the train conducted by Casey Jones motor through regularly. Casey and Sim Webb are symbols of hope for the boy. He
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Alphonse Karr
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
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Frank Zappa
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”
Frank Zappa

Steven Wright
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”
Steven Wright

Edmund Wilson
“No two persons ever read the same book.”
Edmund Wilson

Joyce Carol Oates
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
Joyce Carol Oates

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