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Old 01-15-2019, 10:25 PM
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I've read 6 books so far this year and am half way through my 7th.



Cinder : 3 stars
Wrinkle in Time : 1 star [I know, I know]
Sons of Blackbird Mountain : 3.5 - 4 stars
Red Queen : 1 star [this book bored me to tears]
Strange the Dreamer : 5 stars [loooooved! although the ending fell a bit flat for me]
The Hollow of Fear : 5 stars [I adore this series!]

My current read is Children of Blood and Bone. I'm about half way through and am really enjoying it, although, honestly, I'm growing weary of parts. I'm afraid that if the story/character arcs continue along their current projection, it's going to wind up being about 150 pages too long for me.

I'm not sure what I'll read next.... maybe The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

So how about you?? What are you currently reading?
Have you read anything recently that truly delighted you?
What are you reading next?
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:30 PM
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So far in 2019, I've read:
The Year of Less by Cait Flanders (for book club, sparked some good discussion--and even people who didn't finish were able to contribute to discussion)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (took me a while to get into, but it was a nice story with likable characters.)

Currently reading:
Becoming by Michelle Obama (on audio book... I think I would listen to a thousand audiobooks if MO read them!!)
The Wife by Alafair Burke (so far, not loving, but I think I'm just getting to the page-turning part. Which reminds me...need to go charge my kindle!)

Next up:
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Educated by Tara Westover
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:14 AM
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I have been reading too! And I love it! I set a goal of 12 books in 2019 because I felt like I wasn't reading enough in 2018 and 12 seemed attainable. I think I may need to bump it up because I just finished Book #5. I am tracking in Good Reads.

When rain cancels soccer you head to the library. I have always loved hunting for books at the library and walking the aisles of book stores. I mostly read eBooks and I miss actual books. Every time we go to the library we always say that we need to visit more often! We enjoyed reading in the reading room and continued when we got home. Katelyn and I competed to see if we could finish our books tonight- and we both did!!

what you would expect- quick read


5 stars- good one!


Just NO! well written but disturbing content


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Old 01-16-2019, 11:42 AM
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I am allowing myself the Year of the Great Re-read! So I have indulged myself so far my re-reading C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. Last night I finished Jane Eyre for probably the 5th time. Not sure where I'm going next. Maybe Middle-earth. That is a super-fun indulgence for me!
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You ladies are on a roll. I downloaded a few books on kindle and haven't touched them yet. I just can't seem to get back into my love for reading. Any tips?
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:09 PM
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This is what I've read so far this year...





A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena has been my favorite so far. The rest have been aiight. ( I love Saga but it's just a volume in a series so....)

I'm just starting , I'm not far enough in to make a judgement.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:14 AM
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I homeschool my kids, so we read a lot of history stories. We just got done reading Judy (it's about a POW dog in WW2 - based on true events). We all loved the book. Parts of it are sad, because war, but the ending is happy.



Our current read aloud is Milkweed, which is a good book, but I loved Judy more.



I'm also reading Target Switzerland. It was recommended in another book we are reading about the world wars. It tells how Switzerland stayed neutral even though they were in the center of the fighting.



Ya, I read for information. lol
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:37 AM
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I've read 6 books so far this year and am half way through my 7th.
Cinder : 3 stars

So how about you?? What are you currently reading?
Have you read anything recently that truly delighted you?
What are you reading next?
Wowzers!! I've been going nonstop since Monday. How do you have the time to read that many books? You must be a fast reader!

My oldest LOVED(s) The Lunar Chronicles! She read Cinder and was like "I want them all". Now she reads them over and over again!
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My middle, who has a learning disability and a really bad reading level/comprehension is reading To Kill a Mockingbird. She's struggling to follow with the classwork because she's not grasping what she's reading. This weekend, my oldest and I going to start reading to her and helping her understand the book. It's going to be a challenge, getting her to understand what we are reading (we'll probably retell it to her), but my goal is to get her a passing grade so she gets the credit towards graduation

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Thank you Loni for the post! I never know what to read.

So far I've read:
Get Your SH*T Together (pretty dang funny and helpful)

Orbiting Jupiter (Fast read about an 8th grader who becomes a father)

You Go First (Middle Grade friendships - quick read)
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:32 AM
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Something I do with my kids is after they read any assigned reading material: they have to narrate and tell me what they read. If they don't, they get electronics taken away. This helps with reading comprehension and helps them remember the story better. It's like when you have a dream...you remember it 10 times better if you tell someone or write it down.

You can have your daughter do this after each section that you read. This way you can see what she gets out of it and see what she understands. If reading bigger portions makes the comprehension harder, then have her read one paragraph and narrate, then one page, then more pages. Build up on it. Show her how to narrate if she doesn't understand.

Cliff Notes on the book will probably help you help her.

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My middle, who has a learning disability and a really bad reading level/comprehension is reading To Kill a Mockingbird. She's struggling to follow with the classwork because she's not grasping what she's reading. This weekend, my oldest and I going to start reading to her and helping her understand the book. It's going to be a challenge, getting her to understand what we are reading (we'll probably retell it to her), but my goal is to get her a passing grade so she gets the credit towards graduation

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Old 01-18-2019, 09:16 AM
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I have a 30 day free trial for Audible and am listening to


I don't think I will purchase a membership once the trial is up. I will try to get Audio books from the library. But I am loving listening on my commute!
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I am currently reading The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay. I just started it and am only 2 chapters in, so I have no opinion yet, lol

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-assassin-game

I just finished My Girl by Jack Jordan. It was pretty twisted and very graphic.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30121699-my-girl
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I mostly read paranormal/fantasy type books. I read to take my mind off reality, and these fit the bill. They're often fairly shallow, but they do the job.
I just finished re-reading the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlene Harris. I think it was close to 10 years ago that I originally read it.
I started reading the Anita Blake series from Laurel K. Hamilton. These are a little more gory than I'm used to, so I'm not sure if I'll stick with them.
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I never find enough time to read... need to make that happen this year.

I've currently got a couple of books going... The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker (and striving to actually makeover my home in the process) and You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
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Something I do with my kids is after they read any assigned reading material: they have to narrate and tell me what they read. If they don't, they get electronics taken away. This helps with reading comprehension and helps them remember the story better. It's like when you have a dream...you remember it 10 times better if you tell someone or write it down.

You can have your daughter do this after each section that you read. This way you can see what she gets out of it and see what she understands. If reading bigger portions makes the comprehension harder, then have her read one paragraph and narrate, then one page, then more pages. Build up on it. Show her how to narrate if she doesn't understand.

Cliff Notes on the book will probably help you help her.

Good luck!
I would never take her electronics away for something she can't understand. She might be in 9th grade, but her reading comprehension is lower grade elementary. I'm actually quite shocked her school is requiring her to read it, but it's mandatory for graduation.

We've been working on it and working through Spark Notes
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/

It also helps that my oldest LOVED these books and knows everything about it. So she's been helping with the understanding and comprehension of the reading material. I just wish the teacher didn't require so much reading in a night's time because she's not keeping up and falling quickly behind Even with her IEP, she's still behind the reading schedule. But we are trying our best and that's all that I can ask for, especially since this will be the first book she's ever really read from front to back in her entire life!

This is a labor of love on all of our family members who have been lovingly helping her. Even if I read to her and then in a nutshell tell her what I just read with each paragprah, she still struggles to comprehend just those few sentences. It's hard when there's such a learning curve and I never went to school to teach/help with such a severe learning disability. You would think the school would help parents learn to help their students when they struggle so much.

You might have seen her artwork in my gallery. She's very artistic and lately we've been having her draw the paragraph. But sometimes she doesn't know to tell back what she just heard--which is her processing disorder, getting from her brain in to words or even sentences for her assignments. School is hard for her. My heart hurts knowing how smart she is, but can't get it out in voice or paper for the grade.
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Here's what I've read so far this year.


I'm now 1/3 through Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts.
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I started reading In Pieces by Sally Field. I was so excited to see it available at the library, but it's not what I was expecting AT ALL! It's quite depressing and I don't think I'm going to finish it....anyone else get through the whole thing?

I'm also reading Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society because it was made into a movie...it's ok so far. It takes place after WWII.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:37 AM
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The book i am currently reading is Someone like you by sarah dessen.

Also, i have listed a long list of books in my recent blog post i.e Fascinating Books to read this winter . if you are on your winter vacations please consider reading my blog
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excellent! I've added several of these to my queue!
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:11 PM
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I started reading In Pieces by Sally Field. I was so excited to see it available at the library, but it's not what I was expecting AT ALL! It's quite depressing and I don't think I'm going to finish it....anyone else get through the whole thing?

I'm also reading Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society because it was made into a movie...it's ok so far. It takes place after WWII.
i read Field's biography last fall, I really liked it, although it did find it rather sad. I found her perseverance inspiring. I also read the Guernsey Society title a few years ago and loved it. i adored the letter writing story telling. Hope you end up enjoying it as well.
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A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena has been my favorite so far.
this one is bringing up the end of my queue... as i'm not sure i can deal with the content.
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