January 24th. Welcome to day 23 of #ADayinMyLife and Day 2 of Literacy Week.
Today was Talk up a Good Book day at my school. I had to start my first class by explaining the empty bookshelves. It’s hard not to be too opinionated, but I did alright. This class particularly didn’t like the fact that books are not available to them now. They were my standard class, so I’m glad they care. They are pretty good kids!
Three of them actually requested to get the book,”I am Malala” checked out to them when I offered, which is allowed since her book is part of our curriculum. This warmed my heart! We have read excerpts in the last two weeks from it.
Anyway, students saw a teacher video we prepared about books that we remember from our youth. Then, they were able to record their own “book talk” on Flip grid. I had three students who actually recorded their own. It was so cute!
After all of that, I had News/Podcast Club, which went by quickly. Since I stay late on Tuesdays, I frequently go to trivia with Chris and another couple, which is always fun and challenging.
Need a good book getaway? Both Book 1 and Book 2 of the Detours in Time series are currently just .99! Book 2, Undercurrents in Time, is on Kindle Countdown through Monday, 11/29. Both are full-length books packed with a lot of adventure.
Do you remember the days of your youth when you insisted on being independent, surviving on a diet of coffee and Ramen noodles? Do you remember the search for your future destiny, sometimes thinking you might do anything for a paycheck? Meet Malachi. Follow him on the roller coaster ride!
Malachi, Ruse Master is live today and ready for purchase in Kindle book, paperback, or on Kindle Unlimited.
Visit the Book Blast at the NN Lights Book Heaven Book blog; there’s a preview of an interesting excerpt:
Okay, I’ll be honest, I read Dogrun by Arthur Nersesian 17 years ago. I was going through a break up and a re-evaluation of my life. The main character goes through a sort if breakup, well, to be honest, her boyfriend dies. She has to re-evaluate her life. In addition, she has to look for a job and navigate the world of dating, during which she gets set up with a guy who has a foot fetish.
At any rate, the way she becomes single again is sort of dark and odd, but it had been a bad relationship. She has a dog (which is awesome), and she lives in New York, hence, the need for a dog run. If you enjoy laughing at things you shouldn’t laugh at and identify with characters whose lives seem like one screw up after another, you’ll like Dogrun. It’s sort of a Bridget Jones mixed with Bernadette Peters’ in the movie “Slaves of New York.” It was published by MTV books, but I looked it up recently and it seems to have gotten another publisher. Now, go find your copy and get ready to laugh from a dark, twisted side of you!
The subject of this book came up in a conversation with my boyfriend. To make a long story short, I have loaned him the book because I thought it fit right in with his sense of humor. Then, I got the idea for this post. I picked this book up because of the blurb and the MTV books on the back (which is probably now defunct) and did not regret it. After getting a Kindle in 2012, I started reading many of those books Amazon recommends, and I’ve been rewarded for that choice about 80% of the time. There is beauty in choosing to read a book that everyone else may not have heard of yet. This is why I started this post series. I look forward to sharing more books with you!