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Quite the Wondering Selection

I read. I read pretty much anything. Mostly Stephen King, but I read the classics. I read young adult, especially the dystopian series. I read the free Amazon Prime eBooks of the month which are usually suspense. Everything.

Currently reading

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn (Spenser)
Ace Atkins
Ratf**ked Why Your Vote Doesn't Count
David Daley
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer
Tips for Living
Renee Shafransky
Alone
Scott Sigler
The Freelancer's Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams—On Your Terms
Sara Horowitz

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation  - Corey Powell, Bill Nye Some decent points. He spends a lot of time rehasing his debate with Ken Ham, which is fine, but meh. Good things on archeology, geology, fossils, planets, dating.

...and They All Lived Happily Ever After!: A Smorgashboard of Atrocities

...and They All Lived Happily Ever After!: A Smorgashboard of Atrocities - Crystal Connor Unique blend of stories. I particularly liked the Magic Negro story and the ghost story, Amber's New Friend. Loved the vivid details and the ongoing fight between the family and the ghost Asha, who is believable and it makes me recall Amityville.

I Am Watching You

I Am Watching You - Teresa Driscoll Reminded me a lot about After Anna, but a decent read. Did not see the twist coming, but wondered how the 'witness' would be tied in, as I knew she would be. I like the switching between characters. You get a cliffhanger at the end of each of their chapters.
SPOILER ALERT!

Room

Room - Emma Donoghue Interesting read. Definitely a unique idea for a book. While I guessed some things, others like her getting sick/suicide attempt after she got out surprised me. While it made sense to tell the story from Jack's point of view, the dialogue and flow got frustrating to me sometimes.

My Google Chromebook

My Google Chromebook - Michael Miller Good overview of Chromebooks. Really liked the screenshots and tables of keyboard shortcuts. Would like info on managed Chromebooks.

The Enoch Plague (The Enoch Saga Book 2)

The Enoch Plague (The Enoch Saga Book 2) - Matthew William Decent conclusion to the series. Kizzy does a good job at sacrificing herself for the great good. Liked the ending, being more open ended as they face the world ahead.

It

It - Stephen King Love reading this again and again. This time after watching the 2017 movie. Lots of things I had forgotten, and lots of things the same. Loved the town caving in and being destroyed. Loved the little vignettes of the Bradley Gang and Black Spot. They could easily be stand alone stories. Great reading.

How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters

How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters - Joel   Cohen Pretty good read for the training and running process. Loved the real world of an average runner and his perspectives.

By Your Side

By Your Side - Phil Giunta I enjoyed some of the book, the ghost hunting, some of the back story. I could do without some of the love story. I liked the connections with some of the characters.

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut Definitely a unique book. reminded me of catch 22. so it goes. the alien part was a little odd, but I liked the description of Dresden and then his life afterward.

New York 2140

New York 2140 - Kim Stanley Robinson Definitely an interesting, unique view into the possible future of climate change. Liked the idea of the airbridges and boats. The hurricane that came was a pretty convenient shark jumping.

Career of Evil

Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith Good novel and build up. Kept me guessing between the suspects throughout. I did eventually start thinking it was Laing toward the end. Was a little disappointed in Robin getting married. Really thought her and Strike may get together. Liked the vivid imagery of the towns they went and visited.

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones - Stephen King So the book improved from previous reads. I really noticed even more easter eggs from the DT universe. Also I really liked seeing the author break into his writing, but then also living like a regular person.

The Google Infused Classroom: A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice

The Google Infused Classroom: A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice - Holly Clark, Tanya Avrith, Alice Keeler Quick read, and semi-helpful with some good charts and graphics discussing how and why we integrate technology and more specifically, Google, into our classrooms. Liked the graphic on do this, use this instead.

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood A dystopian novel from before the fad. Quite a disturbing book, with the forced sexual encounters for pregnancy, the doctors, and the others. Definitely see a lot of this in newer books.

11/22/63

11/22/63 - Stephen King Good story. Stephen King pulled me in, destroyed my heart, put it back, and ripped it back. A little less tied in with his others, Takuro Spirit, but a good read. Much of the stalking of Lee Harvey I could do without, but great character development. Much of it expected, some not.