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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Read-Aloud Handbook - Jim Trelease I had read this in the 1980's, when I was working toward becoming a teacher. But I wanted to read it again, now that I have a child of my own. This newer version covers new technologies that didn't exist in the 80's. The information on the power of books, the ways to make them attractive, and the ways in which a reader's interest can be sabotaged was all good, although not new to me and mucch of it common sense. It's hard to believe (and a bit scary) that there are teachers and parents out there who don't know this stuff. The best part of the book is the extensive and well-written reading list. Well worth perusing.