Saturday, November 6, 2010


I love to read but haven't had the time over the past few years. I made a promise to myself last summer that I would start reading again...and I did. I started with THE HELP by Kathyrn Stockett {A+++}and could not put it down. Then I moved onto THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson, the 1st in a trilogy that hooked me right in to the story. Of course I then had to follow up with THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, the second of the thriller trilogy and naturally knew that the 3rd book of the series was on my list. a short time I managed to complete 3 books and was itching to read more!!

Then my good friend Kathy arrived in town to travel to Charlotte, NC with me and attend the CKC Convention. In her hot little hand was a eyes grew large with the idea of some new piece of technology. I was intrigued...well actually I was sold on it! I rationalized that it would be a good investment, especially because the high school that I teach in was instituting P-Tank Time, a 15 min. block where everyone in the school would read.

I placed an advanced order for the new Kindle with wi-fi and 3G network capabilities hoping it would arrive in time for the start of school. It did and I'm thrilled. I finished the 3rd book in the Stieg Larsson trilogy THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST. But now what was I going to read...I downloaded several free chapters of books that I thought I might like, a real advantage to owning a KIndle.

Nothing appealed to me until yesterday and I found this...THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot. I was hooked after the second sentence and find it beyond is a MUST READ. It is part non-fiction, part thriller and part history...I'm not going to say anymore but I recommend you jump on over to your favorite online bookstore and check it out for your self or click on this link.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I just ordered that book 2 days ago! It is the next book we are reading in the book club I just joined! Unfortunately, I won't be reading it on my Kindle because of needing to locate pages and passages when we meet to discuss it. After that we are reading "Cutting for Stone," which is also supposed to be fabulous. I love that I will have someone else to discuss the book with. When I was in NJ last weekend, I got my waiter hooked on the Kindle you think I'll start getting anything for my efforts to convert readers to a Kindle?


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