Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catching Fire

Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins

Second Book of The Hunger Games

If you haven't started this triology now is the time, because the final book, Mockingjay, comes out Aug. 24.

The adventure continues for Katniss as she makes her Victory Tour and gets back into the arena for the 75 Annual Games.

Personal Thoughts: On the way to being my favorite trilogy. Again, the whole romance thing is not my favorite, but I can handle it.

Star Rating:

Keep Reading,
Dr. Quinn

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Four New Reads...all good

Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
by Ron Koertge

Baseball, poetry, and teenage love

Sequel to Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

Personal Thoughts: Well written and creative. There were types of poems I have never heard of before.

Out of My Mind
By Sharon Draper

Special Needs, Quiz Bowl

Connections: Stuck in Neutral

Personal Thoughts: I have enjoyed many of Draper's books, but this is my personal favorite. Excellent.

By Kathryn Erskine

Special Needs~Asperger's Syndrome, School Violence, Healing, Communication

Personal Thoughts: Very good read.

Borrowed Names
by Jeannine Atkins

Poems about: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, & Marie Curie

Personal Thoughts: I did not think I could handle this book...I was very wrong. I was engaged the whole time.

Happy Reading,
Dr. Quinn

New Posting Format

Since I have gotten out of the habit of updating my blog (something people continue to remind me about), I have a new strategy. Rather than trying to think what to write (the major reason I don't post) I have decided to primarily list the books I am reading. I will continue to give them star-ratings as long as they are not in contention for the Notable Award. I might even get a little brave and add a sentence or two, but don't count on too much more.

I'm not trying to be lazy, it just takes me too long to figure out what to write. Okay, maybe I am lazy.

Happy Reading,
Dr. Quinn