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text 2018-09-17 23:43
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
Where All Light Tends to Go - David Joy

Quote that just sticks with me:

 

“It’s funny how it only takes one person taking the time to show you they care for all that bad shit to not seem so bad for a moment. It’s not like the demons go anywhere. What haunts you is still right there when you go back under, but that one gesture from one person can bring you to the surface for a second or two. And for a very long time, all I’d really needed was to come up for air.”

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text 2018-09-17 22:07
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
Where All Light Tends to Go - David Joy

This book is really bleak overall, which would normally put me off, but Joy has managed to keep Jacob just above all the shit that's trying to drown him.

 

In fact, I can't even being to explain how impressed I am with Joy's ability to keep this book from getting too depressing. Don't get me wrong, the subject matter is rough. Jacob's family is like shattered glass. His mom is an addict, his dad is a drug pusher and yet, somehow, Jacob still shines through. He's not perfect. He's not even close to being a normal young adult, because of everything that he lives through on a daily basis, but he has a huge heart. He has some empathy and avoids the "meanness" that his dad radiates.

 

I'm wondering if that heart is going to get him in trouble.

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review 2018-09-10 05:58
A Light in the Attic
Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic is a poem book that contains fun to read poems. This book can be used in the classroom as a reading center or and early finishers activity. Students in pairs can also  take turns reading poems from the book and practicing fluency. 

 

 

Level R

Grade 3-5

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review 2018-09-06 22:59
Wrong Light by Matt Coyle
Wrong Light - Matt Coyle

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Set in present day San Diego

 

Naomi Hendrix, known only as the sultry voice every lonely man listens to late at night, until... someone begins leaving threatening love letters and a promise of a union.

Rick Cahill is hired for her security at the local radio station, meanwhile juggling dangerous people from his past. Somehow he music do both and quickly before more people die but Naomi does not want the police involved, which makes Rick’s job more difficult.

 

The novel is about stalking, murder and crime.I love dark thrillers and this certainly did not disappoint. The action mostly takes place at night. Rick is constantly under threat of being killed by some Russian’s who are trying to protect a secret. There is a lot of action and murders throughout this novel. There is conflict and not to mention attraction between Rick, Naomi and the police.


How Coyle swichted between the two crimes is perfect while staying focused on getting Naomi and Ricks story out there. Love it

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review 2018-09-06 20:35
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic is a level R on the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. A Light in the Attic is a collection of children's poems that range over many topics. This book has had a lot of controversy because some poems encourage disobedience, one poem describes the death of a girl due to her parents' refusal to give her a pony, and certain poems mentioning supernatural themes. In my opinion, I think this book, and all Shel Silverstein books, are great for the classroom and for students. Growing up, I was a struggling reader, and these poems gave me the confidence to read because the pages were short, with pictures, and were silly. In my future classroom, I would love to have this book for reading and language arts centers, to warm my students up for reading small groups, and for the struggling readers in the class to help boost their confidence just like it boosted mine.

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