Whatchya Readin'?

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I’ve started going into school a few hours at a time this week.  I am also trying to finish up a few of the Summer-To-Do-List items before I am officially on duty again, so there’s been less time for media this week.  Or maybe I’m just studying the professional books harder and they’re taking longer to get through because I am making the brain-shift from theory to practice and beginning to pen some actual plans for my classroom.

No, I’m Not Saying Going Back To School Is Like Prison!   Stay Tuned: It’s About A Book…

This Week’s Media List

Audible Audio Books


Still working on:


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


Eat That Frog!  21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy  


I’m listening to this week’s free download on Overdrive Media Console. It’s YA Fiction.


The Looking Glass Wars, Book 1 of The Looking Glass Wars Series by Frank Beddor. The web site for this series is wonderfully interactive and has lots of fun things to do and see.

eBooks          None this week

Dead-Tree Books


What a Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher,  The  Writing Workshop; Working Through The Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts) by Katie Wood Ray, In the Middle-New Understandings about Writing, Reading, and Learning by Nancie Atwell, and The South Beach Diet Supercharged by Arthur Agatston, M.D.  

Adult Fiction 

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton  (I really enjoyed this — it was my first Michael Crichton)

Historical Fiction

No, It’s Not About Summer Camp,  Either!  It’s About

Day After Night by Anita Diamant. I loved her novel, The Red Tent, so we’ll see if this story of some women who escaped from Nazi Europe to Israel, only to be held in another prison-like setting, Atlit Detention Center.


Photo credits:  iMuseums.com http://ilmuseums.com/museum_eng.asp?id=104 and US Holocaust Memorial  Museum http://www.ushmm.org/lcmedia/photo/wlc/image/13/13005.jpg