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Deadly Deadline

Well, tomorrow is the last day of February and the last day of my self-imposed deadline to have Abby's sequel complete. Oops...life inconveniently got in the way and I'm NOT going to make it.
I just ran across this YA blog and love it! Wishing I was more interested in blogging...just can't fit it into my already crowded schedule:(

The Book I Want to Be

Recently I have had the honor of reviewing books for Favorite Reads, which has made me realize that, although an avid reader, I am not a "thorough" reader. Sure, I read fast and constantly add up the number of volumes consumed, but do I really absorb all that I read?
I love placing new titles on my classroom shelf, but this reviewing process has given me pause as to what I am actually "feeding" my students. I am currently enjoying Not Like You by Deborah Davis, which was on a student's wish list to add to the classroom library. After reading the first few pages I knew that this was NOT appropriate fodder for my 8th grade girls. Sure, they may (probably are) wise to the content, but it is NOT my responsibility to reinforce this knowledge. (I am working on the basis that my mother would have had a cow if she thought that I was being exposed to said carnal thoughts at 12, 13, or 14 years of age.)
So...I offer Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick as a good alter…