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She’s not in line

December 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Sooo…yesterday’s Reading Rocks meeting was purple but not clairvoyant.  Things like this happened: “Time is a social construct.”   “Yeah, and we just decide to comply with it.” “Wait, are we letting that go as fact? ‘Time is a social construct,’ because I don’t think that’s accurate.  I mean, doesn’t the earth move around the […]

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Welcome to All the Bright Places

November 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Welcome to All the Bright Places

The Reading Rocks met last Thursday to finish our discussion of the heartrending novel All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.  This was realistic fiction that dealt with some extremely real and difficult issues: mental illness, grief, child abuse, divorce, and suicide among others.  How can you pack all that heartache into one book, you might […]

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The Reading Rocks Hypothesis, with snacks

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Reading Rocks Hypothesis, with snacks

This morning in the little theater, a small pile of Rocks discussed the literary devices and biological imperatives of Red Queen, the book by Victoria Aveyard, and “the Red Queen Hypothesis” sometimes used in evolutionary theory to explain extinction, I think… Anyway, loosely translated, the book could be an example of the theory since the “Reds,” […]

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ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

August 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

COPIES OF THE RED QUEEN ARE HERE FOR THE READING ROCKS!!

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Saying goodbye to our little friends…

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The last Reading Rocks meeting of the year was a bittersweet event, although you’d never know it from the raucous guffawing of some of the attendees.  We were trying really hard to talk about Hyperbole and a half by the genius Allie Brosh, with mixed success.  Some of the Rocks were talking about when Allie had her […]

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It’s the end of the book club as we know it

May 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Having finished the conversation about the unusual and intriguing The rest of us just live here, the Reading Rocks are poised to end the school year on a decidedly high note with the two graphic books, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh and Life Sucks by Jessica Abel.  When I say high note, I mean […]

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The rest of us just go to book club

April 14th, 2016 · 3 Comments

First of all, before I get distracted… HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK FROM MR. TRAYLOR!   Now on to the great book club meeting we had this morning centered loosely on The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness, with a little bit of “Suicide Squad” trailer discussion, some good news and book talking from […]

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Two Martians kissing or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the library.

September 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Well, since our last conversation, constant reader, there have been two colossal Reading Rocks meetings.  The first, on August 13th, was HUGE!  Emily counted 42 students!  We voted on what to read next and chose another Rainbow Rowell masterpiece, Fangirl!  Unfortunately we are having a difficult time getting enough copies for everyone, so when you finish […]

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Eleanor and Park!

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Now we know why there’s a blurb from John Green on the cover!  Rainbow Rowell is on that level as an author, that super high, hard to put down, believable and lovable characters level with Mr. Green.  Just one little quote, page 11, “As if they had been hired to kill her in a past […]

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Nerdily Rocking the Book Club

February 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Reading Rocks finished flying Into the wild nerd yonder last Thursday, before the advent of SNOWPOCALYPSE 2015 that I am currently blaming for all the stuff I am still procrastinating over.  I SO LOVE THE MIDWEST WINTER! Anyway, back to nerdy skirt girl…there were some widely differing views on the book, many were still put off […]

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