#31bookpics, Week 2

#31bookpics, Week 2

I didn’t have photo subjects for two of this week’s #31bookpics prompts, but I got the rest. The originals for each day are posted on Instagram. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,308 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Book to Movie Talk: GONE GIRL

Book to Movie Talk: GONE GIRL

WARNING: The following may contain potential spoilers for the novel and film Gone Girl, depending on your definition of “spoilers.” These are a few of the things I said about Gone Girl, the novel, two years ago: Gone Girl has been one of those “everyone’s talking about it” books for months. That said, it’s really not that easy to talk about, between the potential spoiler minefield of any plot discussion and the fact that…yeah, almost everyone’s talked about it […]

(Audio)Book Talk: THE TEACHER WARS, by Dana Goldstein, read by Nan McNamara

(Audio)Book Talk: THE TEACHER WARS, by Dana Goldstein, read by Nan McNamara

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession Dana Goldstein (Twitter) Audiobook read by Nan McNamara Doubleday (September 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 038553695X / 9780385536950) Nonfiction: history/education, 368 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Audible Studios, September 2014, ASIN B00M4LUO90) Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars is not the comprehensive history of two centuries of American public education. In fact, this book strongly suggests that such a history may never be written, in part because there is […]

Sunday Salon, October 5: The Unseasonable Edition

Sunday Salon, October 5: The Unseasonable Edition

I decided that I liked the “bullet journal” format I used for my last Salon post, so I’m bringing it back this week. I’m drafting this post on Saturday afternoon after finally getting my Book Talk post on The Teacher Wars  done. I’m hoping to get one more review written up this weekend, but weekends just don’t seem long enough sometimes! I finished listening to Rainbow Rowell’s Landline at the end of the week, and my thoughts […]

#31BookPics, Week 1

#31BookPics, Week 1

I’m trying to see if I can actually do 31 Days of Book Pics with Jessica at Quirky Bookworm this month. I’m off to a decent start, since I’ve come up with photo subjects for the first four prompts! Participants are linking up every Friday this month–here’s my first recap. I’m posting the original photos daily on Instagram. Clockwise from top left–Day 1: Bookshelves; Day 2: Book + Movie; Day 3: Book Cover: Day 4: Library Subscribe […]

Tell-A-Story Thursday Blurb: “Come Back for Snacks”

Tell-A-Story Thursday Blurb: “Come Back for Snacks”

It looks like this is going to be one of those blogging weeks without a Book Talk, so I’m going back to something I threatened y’all with a few months ago. It’s Tell-a-Story Thursday! Here’s today’s prompt, and the book blurb that resulted from it. via The Amazing Story Generator Jacket copy, COME BACK FOR SNACKS: Callie Corcoran isn’t old enough to drive yet, but she’s already in the second year of her scholarship at […]

#WordlessWednesday: Walk this way…

#WordlessWednesday: Walk this way…

…to the beach, perhaps? An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,308 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe