Monday, April 28, 2008

Decision Made

I finished Pretties this weekend. Enjoyed it too, but not as much as Uglies. Decision on the series was not to include it in my 4 - 6 grade collection.Some higher level 6th graders would enjoy it, but I didn't think spending almost $60.00 on the 4 books would be a wise use of my budget. Also when my elementary guidance counselors were in the office and I ran that "hangover and drunk" by them that I had found in the 2nd book, they immediately said "Don't think so."

Interesting note, however, about the flash tatoos in Pretties----go to the following link

and look at the digital tatoo interface and read the article. Reminds me of the Pretties.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

What a twist!

Finished Plain Truth yesterday. What a twist. There were hints but I didn't catch them until I thought back over the book. Read some interviews with Picoult. She actually lived a week with the Amish while she was researching the book.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hooray for Fridays

Glad the week is over. Seemed overly long. Just got back from the bookstore with a copy of Pretties. When I finish the Jodi Picoult book I am reading it will be next.

Picoult always has a surprising twist at the end of her books. I'm already trying to guess what it will be. (That's predicting the outcome, isn't it reading teachers.) A fellow teacher loaned me this copy of Plain Truth. Everyday at school I go to her and tell her where I am in the book and what I think that day about the plot. Mini book club I guess.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SAT Testing Gives Work Time

This week our students are having state tests. This is giving us in the library some uninterrupted time to process new books, do some weeding, and read some shelves. There is rarely any time each "normal" day that there are no students in the library and the kind of work mentioned above is hard to do with lots of interruptions. We've gotten some new series--Madison Finn, Geronimo Stilton, more Katie Kazoo, and Matt Christopher. It's nice to hear a student say, "This is my new best favorite"!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Just finished Scott Westerfeld's book Uglies. Can't wait to find Pretties. Enjoyed the premise. I was published in 2006 according to Amazon. Part of a trilogy--and now there is a companion novel which makes four.