Normally, I only post about education issues or lessons I use in my classroom; however, I do like to do other things outside of school. I do have a
sort of a life unconnected to students.
I set a goal for myself this year to read at least 30 minutes each day–not school reading but pleasure reading. So far, I have accomplished this goal. Here are the books I have read since the beginning of the school year (and, yes, I do like bubble gum reads to chew on and spit out):
- The Passage by Justin Cronin (a bit of a mix between The Road by Cormac McCarthy and a modern vampire tale)
- The Cult of Osiris by Andy McDermott (a far-fetched action book in a series of impossible discoveries)
- More Than A Lawyer by Edwards and Walsh (a nonfiction book about the life and work of Bob Chanin, General Counsel of the NEA)
- Leviathan by David L. Golemon (a novel about a secret government agency protecting the world’s secrets and preventing global disasters)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (a brutally honest and graphic series of novels centering on violence towards women and political intrigue)
I have quite the stack of books by my bed right now, but I’m currently reading Fragment by Warren Fahy. This novel is about a remote island ignored by humanity which is home to an ecosystem which has followed its own evolutionary path. So far I’ve enjoyed the scientific lectures, the action, and the feelings while reading which remind of reading Jurassic Park before I saw the film.
Have you read any of these? What are you reading?