Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

As part of my mythology unit, we are reading this book along with our study of Greek mythology.

The Walk

Richard Paul Evans – character – Alan Christoffersen –

Life has taught me that to fly, you must first accept the possibility of failing.

I liked this so much, I am going to order the next one in this series.

The Well and the Mine

Love it!!! Wonderful historical fiction.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

water_for_elephantsI just finished this book, Water for Elephants: A Novel and I have to say it is by far one of my favorite books of all times. I don’t know if the author’s research on circuses is what makes it so intriguing or the fact that the plot revolves around an elderly man who is remembering his past life of working in a circus. It takes place during the depressions era as well as present time. Jacob, an elderly fellow in his 90’s, is excited about the prospect of seeing the circus which was performing next to the nursing home where he lived. Gruen’s characters are so alive and described so that they are easy to picture in your mind.

I think that the fact that my father is now elderly and living in assisted living, helps me to empathize with how he may feel and how he is treated by others. Fortunately in this book, there is an unexpected, happy ending.

Go here for information about Sara Gruen.

Where are you Now? by Mary Higgins Clark


I finally finished this book, Where Are You Now?: A Novel.
If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you will not be disappointed. You have your heroine – Carolyn – and heroe (even though you don’t know who he is until the end) and she kept you guessing as to who was the butler (you know “the butler did it”). This is a great “who done it?” mystery and for most people, will keep you reading to the wee hours of the night.


I’ve owned this URL for quite awhile and have really not done anything with it other than create blogs for my students to discuss books. My niece made me start thinking about it when she posted a comment on her blog about books and wanting to get back into reading.

Well, I’ve got, I think, four books going – they are
1. Water for Elephants: A Novel

2. Where Are You Now?: A Novel

3. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Harper Fiction)

4. Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta)
(This one I am reading on my Kindle: Amazon’s Wireless Reading Device
5. Oh, and I forgot, with my students I am reading Chasing Vermeer
You can follow this with my students by going to our blog.

Well, I feel that I need to stop (except for the Vermeer book) and pick one book and finish reading it. So, I think I will finish Where Are You Now?: A Novel and then move to (hummm…. can’t decide).

Book reviews and discussions

What are you reading now? Read anything good lately?