Friday, February 24, 2012

Update/Follow Friday/TGIF

Hello all!  Just a quick update.  Check the main page of the blog for a review of the final book in the 'Vampirates' series and to see the cover of the August 2012 release, 'City of Swords'.

For those that keep track of my Goodreads, you'll notice a lot of older titles being placed on there.  That's because I'm making it a point to go through my book shelves and re-read some favorites of  yesteryear.   

Have a good week!

The Question of the Week: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…

Answer: As far as my favorite place to read, the honor would go to the Amish made wooden rocking chair in our living room. It has the perfect amount of cushion and it rocks (both figuratively and literally).

It's similar to this one below, but ours has different cushions. and a slightly different back and base.  On a day off of work, especially a rainy day, I could sit on that chair and read all day long.

The Question of the Week is:  Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?

Answer: The only books I enjoyed reading for class were 'Oedipus the King' and 'Faust'. Uplifting, no. Entertaining, yes.  There are a ton of 'modern day' classics that could be introduced into schools.  

Personally, I believe that schools should allow for more 'free choice' reading, especially in high school. High School is when most kids stop reading for fun and if teachers had more 'free choice' reading projects, maybe less would give up on reading during their teen years.

Till next time, friends!


Oh! Paper Pages said...

New follower! I love Oedipus. Such an excellent read. Looking forward to your reviews!

Kary said...

New follower! I think my parents have that exact same rocking chair! Here is my FF if you'd like to follow back:

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

Hey! New follower. my favorite school book is song of Solomon.

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Hellen said...

Nice chair. I read Faust, too, and liked it. I agree with the free choice projects. Although I didn't hate any book I had to read at school, there were many I didn't like.

New follower!
Here's my FF

Eileen said...

That looks great! I used to have something like that but then my family moved and we threw it out! :(

New follower!

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