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My Reading Life

Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages


Bully - Patricia Polacco I love Patricia Polacco and this is a relevant topic today. I read this with my 11-year-old daughter, who is also in 6th grade, and she thought it wasn't harsh enough to teach kids a lesson. She's watched films about bullying and read a couple of YA books, so this was a little tame for her, I guess. I think it's a good introduction to the problem of bullying for elementary students. The problems that can arise with social media are addressed and the cruelty that often erupts with popularity. This is good, but for me not as emotionally powerful as Polacco's 'Thank You, Mr. Falker' and 'Pink and Say' -- I cry every time I read these two!