As dubious as I am about reading Young Adult books, I’m always surprised when I manage to find one that’s really worth the read. It seems as if 2013 has been a charm for choosing really good ones. Paper Covers Rock is the story of Alex. A sixteen year old boy lacking assurance and attending […]
The Book of Paul Book Summary: “Everything you’ve ever believed about yourself…about the description of reality you’ve clung to so stubbornly all your life…all of it…every bit of it…is an illusion.” In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of […]
Name: Cynthia T. Luna Nationality: Swiss, American, Trinidadian How long have you been teaching? I started teaching formally in September 2012. Once started, I realized that I have been teaching in one way or another all my life. What are you teaching? I teach mainly Business English to young international undergraduates from all over the […]
Stranger in a Strange Land is a novel I’ve heard so much about for a long, that is, not really hearing what it was actually about. I’ve heard masterpiece, brilliant, bestselling classic (and that was also written on the front cover of my edition), great book, etc. So in my mind I pictured a great […]
It’s 1940 in Paris and a jazz group is trying to survive playing their music and trying to cut a record as the Nazis take Paris. Its principal characters are Sid, Chip, and Hiero. Hieronymus Falk is a black German or a “Rhineland bastard” as he and other Afro-Germans were called. He was the outcome […]
Love – Toni Morrison http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11326.Love In the Kitchen – Monica Ali http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6065178-in-the-kitchen Sexy – Joyce Carol Oates http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12523.Sexy Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7619057-warm-bodies Tumbling – Diane McKinney-Whetstone http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/429931.Tumbling Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37781.Things_Fall_Apart Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11869272-behind-the-beautiful-forevers
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