Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade StudyLast week I participated in the High Summer Read-a-Thon, and I managed to finish two of the three books I had on my TBR list for that. I finished Deeper Reading, by Kelly Gallagher, and The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food, Ben Hewitt. Deeper Reading was full of practical advice and exercises to help students delve deeper into classroom texts. Although it was written with grades 4-12 in mind, I found a lot in the book that I can use in my college classes. The Town That Food Saved was about the local food movement going on in Hardwick, VT. It was an interesting and balanced read. I appreciated how the author simultaneously critiqued and praised the movement.

After finishing those two books I stared The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study. Today, I also started a book called Teaching Literature, by Elaine Showalter.

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5 comments:

  1. Just checking in to see how you did on the read-a-thon. Be sure to do a wrap-up post and link it here if you want to be eligible for the participant giveaway. The deadline is 6pm CST and I will be drawing winners after that. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/HSwrapup

    Thanks for joining me for the read-a-thon!

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  2. Nice job with the read a thon. I cant do them in the summer but I can in the winter :)

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  3. I would probably like The Town That Food Saved. Thanks!

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  4. Deeper Reading looks really interesting. I think it's a sign that a book is written well when everyone can get something out of it =D

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