Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Ice Cold (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #8)Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoy the TV show characters better, but I always find it interesting to read books that shows are based off of. This was a quick, fun book.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass CastleThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an sbsolutely incredible life story! Parts are so hard to believe, you simply know they HAVE to be true!

I read this as a recommendation from a fellow teacher. We work at a rural school, with many students who live similar lives to the author's time in West Virginia. Homes with no electricity, water, or even floors. Homes with holes in the walls and floors. No bathrooms, no food, and often no supervision. These kids are often hard for teachers to understand and to motivate. After reading this book, I feel more motivated as a teacher to try harder.

The author's strength, bravery, and honesty is amazing and admirable.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone-- but especially if you work with children in need.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: A Cotswold Killing by Rebecca Tope

A Cotswold Killing (Thea Osborne Mystery #1)A Cotswold Killing by Rebecca Tope

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not bad. Parts of it I found unrealistic, and the main character was a bit whiny in parts, but overall a fun mystery that didn't require too much deep thought.

I listened to the audible version of this-- I liked the narrator a lot.

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