Give me some new reading ideas! I read everything except romance-branded novels (e.g. I'll read a fantasy or a murder mystery with some romance in it, but won't pick up a Danielle Steel).
Things I've Recently Read...
* The Lost City of Z by ... forgot his name. >_< * State of Wonder by Anne Patchett * Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan * Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson * Second Amendment: A Biography by ... also forgot his name.
What did you think of the Elizabeth Gilbert? I may be the only woman on the planet who loathed 'Eat Pray Love' with the ferocity of a supernova. For all that "Signature of All Things" is fiction, is the writing style remotely similar or has she changed it up?
Hahaha. I did enjoy EPL, but remember feeling a bit resentful too - I mean, I'm pretty sure I could solve all my problems if I had the luxury of taking a year off and going travelling by myself lol. I did enjoy her TED talk though. However Signature of All Things is a totally different beast. She uses more of a traditional, Victorian style and the whole thing is meatier with more breadth and depth. I wouldn't have known it was by the same author. If you end up reading it, let us know what you think!
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9