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#NFBookClub The Reason I Jump Discussion – Part 2

April 24, 2016 Uncategorized 6

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As busy as I was this month, I was glad we picked such a short book, especially since it was so informative anyway. However, I don’t have a whole lot to add to our previous discussion. I’ve come up with a few questions, but feel free to add your own commentary or re-answer any of the questions from last time as well if anything has changed for you in the second half of the book. Read more »

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#NFBookClub The Reason I Jump Discussion – Part 1

April 10, 2016 Uncategorized 8

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For such a short book, this really packs a punch. I’m enjoying learning from it and it’s not so bad to have a short, easy read either. I hope you’re all liking it so far too! If you want to jump in on the discussion, the google doc is here. Be sure to vote for next month’s read too and let me know if you have any suggestions for books for next month’s poll (picking the June read). Here are some discussion questions for the first part of this book: Read more »

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#NFBookClub The Reason I Jump Read-Along and May Poll

April 2, 2016 Uncategorized 5

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Happy April everyone! It’s time to start our April read-along of The Reason I Jump. I’m particularly excited to be reading this book because I feel as though I’ve read a lot of fiction including characters with Autism, but am sadly undereducated on the accuracy of these fictional accounts. Thanks again to Rachel at Hibernator’s Library for the suggestion that we pick a book on autism for Autism Awareness Month and thank you all for suggesting some great possibilities. When you’re ready to jump into the discussion, the google doc is open. Here is our schedule for the month and a poll for next month’s pick:

April 1st-14th: Read Intro – Never Ending Summer

April 10th – Intro – Never Ending Summer Discussion Questions Posted

April 15th-31st – Read A Story I Heard Somewhere – I’m Right Here

April 22nd – A Story I Heard Somewhere – I’m Right Here Discussion Questions Posted

 

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#NFBookClub Discussion Part 2

November 24, 2016 Uncategorized 7

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today, we’re wrapping up our Nonfiction November book club discussion. Again, I know this is a long one, so I’ll leave the discussion link-up open until Dec 15th. Once again, I’ll give you just the questions and then the questions with my answers so you can choose to ignore my answers until you’ve written your own if you like.

  1. What did you think of Kanner and Rimland’s biases? Did you find Rimland’s biases more forgivable?
  2. What role do you think parents and patients should play in medical research? 
  3. What role do you think the media plays and should play in medical research? In particular, were you surprised by the impact the movie Rain Man had on the perception of autism? Overall, do you think the movie had a positive or negative effect?
  4. Should we use the phrase “people with autism” or “autistic person” or some other phrasing?
  5. Is there any other reading you’d recommend for learning more about autism?

My answers and a link-up for sharing your answers are below.  Read more »

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April Wrap-Up Post

May 1, 2016 Uncategorized 9

January 2016

Well, it’s been a crazy April! I’m excited to say that I’ve scheduled my thesis defense for June 20th though, so the end is in sight! I’ve been trying to keep up with my reading by picking out lighter books, since I’ve had both less time and less energy for reading. I’ve also had another pretty decent month for diverse and translated reads and I’d particularly like to get caught up on my Blogging Better challenge next month or perhaps after June. Read more »

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March Wrap-Up Post

March 31, 2016 Uncategorized 20

January 2016

I suspect I’m going to feel this way at many future monthly wrap-ups, but I can’t believe it’s the end of March already! This month, I’m feeling very aware of how much I need to do before I graduate, although also very excited about how things are going. Despite school keeping me busy, it’s been a great month of reading. In particular, I’m happy that I’ve done a better job than last month of fitting in some translated books and other diverse reads. Read more »

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Dewey Decimal Reading Challenge

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2020 Reading Stats

January 6, 2021 Uncategorized 14

Well, it’s time for some stats and I’m excited! There were definitely some changes in my reading habits this year and it will be fun to see how the stats compare to 2018, the last year that I put a stats post together. I’ll break this up into the same categories as 2018, with info on the books I read, the authors who wrote them, the publishers they were from, how I rated them, and how well they reflected the demographics of our diverse world. Read more »

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A Middle Grade Re-Read Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

September 14, 2020 Uncategorized 6 ★★★

A Middle Grade Re-Read Review: The Phantom TollboothTitle: The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer
Source: Library
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads
Rating:three-stars

Summary: Parts of this were delightful, but it was too simplistic for me.

“For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . . .” (source) Read more »

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