last bit of july fun…

“The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey” – I read both years and years ago – when they first came out – the first book was still vaguely familiar when I started the Disney series – the second book, I only remembered parts of the ending – but both have been enjoyable reads and I am enjoying the TV series:)

“The New Meaning of Educational Change” – when you love someone, you read the books they are reading for professional development:) in this case, the book was actually pretty good – albeit, the discussion I had wanted to have had to wait five months for the book to arrive on interlibrary loan:)

“The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Green – good book – I like Green even better when he’s writing non-fiction – b/c I love non-fiction – so this one was really good

“1% Better” – disappointing…

“The Master” by Clarey – book on Roger Federer – really enjoyed this book – was not a traditional biography but covered all of Federer’s major wins – and defeats

“Giannis” – by Fader – really enjoyed this one – his story is unbelievable – where he started – where he is now – NBA champion – I actually ordered a jersey after finishing the book – I’m a fan:)

Happy b’day to mom…

“Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners K-12” by Frey, Hattie and Fisher – great book – really got a lot out of it for the classroom for next year

“Genesis Begins Again” by Williams – good read – part of A-Plus curriculum – I could use it in my classroom with no problem

“The Impossible Knife of Memory” – needed a book – can’t go wrong with Laurie Halse Anderson – haven’t read a book of hers that I haven’t loved

“Rusch to Glory” – disappointing biography – got a bit better but I read the wrong review to order it

“Bomber Mafia” – Malcolm Gladwell – disappointing – didn’t see the point in the book – I thought the book was a stretch to say that the firebombing of Japan and Hiroshima were two different ways of looking at bombing

“The Sisterhood” – by Goldman – this was a great book – on the USWNT – I read a book on the team last year by Murray – that book was more of a legal take – this one was more on the ’99 team – great read

“Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised” by Carlmelo Anthony – great book – enjoyed reading it – just the different educational experiences he had as a highly touted basketball player made the book worthwhile

“The Memory Police” by Ogawa – friend recommended it – definitely good for adult fiction – interesting – well done