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review 2018-02-23 06:32
Death on Earth by Jules Howard
Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality - Jules Howard

TITLE:  Death on Earth:  Adventures in Evolution and Mortality

 

AUTHOR:  Jules Howard

 

DATE PUBLISHED:  2016

 

FORMAT:  ebook

 

ISBN-13:  978-1-4729-1510-8

 

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This book is horribly written (in my opinion) but some-what entertaining.  The author makes a rather poor (and unsuccessful) attempt to explore death in nature.  There is no focus to this book, no thesis or structure - there is just a collection of chapters that briefly discuss whatever random, sometimes  vaguely death related topic the author came across at any given time (I suppose this is the adventure part of the title?).  The book struck me as being more about life and the strange habits of humans rather than death.  Some of these animal stories were interesting, but all were rather superficial.  The writing style is informal, science-lite, overly chatty with too many far too personal anecdotes and opinions.  This is basically a shallow but fairly entertaining book to read if you don't feel like putting too much effort into your reading matter.

 

 

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text 2018-02-22 17:38
Detection Club Buddy Read
The Hog's Back Mystery - Freeman Wills Crofts
Death on the Cherwell - Mavis Doriel Hay

I'm going to diving into these two books soon - is anyone interested in an impromptu Detection Club buddy read?

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text 2018-02-22 16:12
Tea's TBR Thursday - February 22, 2018
The Great Silence - Juliet Nicolson
Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality - Arnold Theodore Olson,David Boies
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb
Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics - Kathryn J. Atwood

*bookish meme created by Moonlight Reader

 

Books Read:

1. The Great Silence 1918-1920: Living in the Shadow of the Great War by Juliet Nicolson (personal collection)

 

Books on hold at library: None

 

Books borrowed from library:

1. Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality by David Boies and Theodore B. Olson (20% read)

2. Dark in Death (...In Death #46) by J.D. Robb (27%)

 

Books borrowed from OverDrive:

1. Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood

 

 

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url 2018-02-20 20:30
48 new releases in book series out today
Outpost - W. Michael Gear
Battle Hymn - William C. Dietz
Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) - Miranda James
Ink, Iron, and Glass - Gwendolyn Clare,Mike Heath
Death of an Honest Man (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery) - M. C. Beaton
Winter Igniting (Scorpius Syndrome) (Volume 5) - Rebecca Zanetti
Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2018-02-19 23:53
Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee is such a rich text. I remember reading this book in the fourth grade and falling in love with the characters! This book is intended for an older audience. The messages throughout touch on homelessness, racism, and death. I know that young readers will connect with Manic, from his knot detangling abilities to his football skills - kids will want to know him! There are many excellent activities to accompany this title, but I love this one from Scholastic! Students are challenged to write a recipe for Maniac Magee based on the authors formula of "one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball." 

Writing activity: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/maniac-magee-extension-activities/

 

Guided Reading - W

Lexile - 820L

DRA - 60

AR - 4.7

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