Friday Fun (4)

Posted August 24, 2012 in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

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The wonderfulness of Parajunkee @ Parajunkee’s View and Alison @ Alison Can Read host this weekly soiree each week! They feature a specific blogger in the book blogger community and ask a question for you to answer! You get to discover a bunch of new blogs, and get a bunch of new followers!

 The rules are simple:
Create a post like this one.
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This week’s question is:
Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book you’ve read and loved?

So I went back through my read list on goodreads, and I really can’t find one…I would say Owen Meany because of the Armadillo, but once you read the book you realize it should be one there.  So I really don’t have an answer lol.

 The Friday 56 (5)

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice.  The rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.

Then hop over to her page and link up!

 This week’s book is:

(Maximum Ride, #8)
Author: James Patterson


The quote:
“Angel had always felt stronger and more capable than everyone – well, than Max – thought she was.  But in the end, she was still just a little kid, with bones that could snap and a heart that could break.
She was broken.  And totally alone.”

The last book in the Maximum Ride series.  I’m kind of glad it’s over.  It’s just kinda went downhill since book 3.  But, nevertheless, I will finish this long adventure I’ve been on with these freakish bird-human-mutant-children!

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TGIF (6)
TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger @ GReads! Every week she asks a fun question to answer and you can recap what you’ve been up to the past week!
NOTE:  Ginger has announced that as of September 1st TGIF will be put on hold until further notice.  You can read more here: Announcement

This week’s question is:

Back to school reading:  Which books would you like to see in today’s high school Literature classrooms?

I definitely have a few I feel should be included:
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  It holds such a powerful message and the writing is so beautiful!
  • Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher.  Another book with an incredibly powerful message that every teenager should know/learn.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  I think everyone should read this book by default.  It’s a powerful dystopian with a great message.
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver.  Yes I’m an Oliver fangeek but this is a really good book, and could raise so many amazing discussion question.
  • Any of Ellen Hopkins’ books.  The woman is a genius and all of her books hold incredible messages and discussion topics.  You could have an entire unit of drugs, suicide, incest, etc.

Teachers are constantly complaining that students are reading.  And I can understand that because honestly, I never read the books we were assigned in school either.  I would skim them and sparknote them.

Kids need books that they can relate to, and the classics are not cutting it.  Yes, the classics are classics for a reason, but not everyone loves reading as much as us book enthusiasts or English teachers.  These books all have something that the books we read in school don’t:
they are modern day novels, about modern day, or modern day’s idea of the future, and kids can relate!

Until Next Time

12 responses to “Friday Fun (4)

  1. I had to look through my book list too! It’s hard to pick, especially when like you said, the cover makes sense most of the time. 🙂 New follower!

    My FF
    Mary @ Books Equal Brains!

  2. I remember throughout middle school and high school we had to read a book that wasn’t for a class in English and sometimes our study hall time. I think I was the only one who ever wanted more than 15 minutes! And I was always sooo mad when students told a sub that no we didn’t have sustained silent reading. I was like what?! But didn’t want to be the kid who ruined it for the others! If it had been me I’d talk the sub into letting us read the whole class period! 😉

    Here’s my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Hahaha! That totally would have been me! I have always loved reading and it makes me so sad when I hear kids saying they hate reading 🙁
      That’s why I wanted to be an English teacher and try to connect with the students and get them interested and have them connect with that they’re reading!

  3. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed (sounds horrible) at: . Reading is so important and youngsters just have no clue what they are missing, well any aged person who is a non reader! So glad their are young bloggers who do enjoy it and want to share. Good Job ladies!

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