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It’s Summer! Start Reading!

Woman reading book
flickr photo by Spirit-Fire shared under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license

I’m starting a little later than I intended (other projects got in the way), but I’m resurrecting my little summer book club. I’ll be reading and reviewing some professional books this summer and I invite you to join me. The procedure is the same as last summer and I’d love to have some company in reading and thinking about topics in education. If you’d like to be a co-author of this blog and write some reviews, let me know and I’ll send you an invitation. In compiling my list, I noticed that many of the books I’m reading are literacy related (I guess that’s what’s on my mind now) so I’d welcome some topic diversity.

I’ll begin by reviewing a book that I’ve already read. I’m rereading  Reading Nonfiction Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. I read it last fall, soon after it came out, and I recommended it to several of my colleagues then. Look for my review of it in a day or two. I’ll also be reading (and listening to) some fiction. I probably won’t review any of it unless something momentous like last summer’s Go Set a Watchman comes my way, but I’d be happy to host other readers’ reviews.

I hope you’ll consider joining the conversation, whether it’s in the comments or by reviewing books you are reading this summer. All opinions are welcome, and remember, actually reading the book isn’t a requirement for commenting. This isn’t that kind of book club.


Reader, Writer, Educator

2 thoughts on “It’s Summer! Start Reading!

  1. I am happy to see you have resurrecting your summer book club! When you are finished rereading Reading Nonfiction Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies may I borrow it? It’s been on my list to read. I am currently reading and listening to How To Have A Good Day by Caroline Webb. The title is a little misleading in some respects. The focus of the book is how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to make and build successful work environments. It sounds very dry, but the research is fascinating and Caroline uses real examples to demonstrate the effectiveness of using the research. I am thinking that much of what she has to say I have actually observed in my years of teaching in terms of building successful learning environments. I am learning some new strategies to try when working with adults in a leadership capacity. The Audible version is narrated by Caroline Webb in her lovely British accent which makes for enjoyable listening!

    1. Yes, you can borrow my copy of Reading Nonfiction as soon as I’ve reviewed it here. I’m downloading the Audible version of How to Have a Good Day so I can start listening to it. Would you like to review it on this blog? I can make you an author.

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