Friday, February 24, 2012

Follow Friday!

Hosted by Ginger @ GReads!

Required Reading: Which book from your school days &
do you remember reading & enjoying? 

Is there a book published now 
that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?


There are two books I remember reading that have stuck with me. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines. Both of these were tremendous books that made a great impact on me. Click on either for more info.


I think The Giver by Lois Lowry would make a great addition to Middle School curriculum or even the beginning of High School.


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Q: Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most...

This is a sunset that I was lucky enough to catch while I was in Santa Monica a few months ago. I find this picture (that I took myself, btw) to be awesome. I would imagine myself on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (which that was btw) reading into the night.

How about you guys??

26 comments:

  1. I wouldn't even get to read- I would spend the whole evening watching the amazing sunset!

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    1. Hah! So true :) I will check them out!

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  2. I love the name of your blog! so clever!
    also, I never read "a gathering of old men" but Ernest Gaines teaches at the college I went to, how awesome is that! I think my husband had to read that book, but now I want to. I've never read the Giver, either, but I will check it out. It looks like something that I could also read to my son. :) ~dixie

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    1. HAHA Thanks! And that is amazing!!!!!!! You should definitely read both books if you can get around to it!

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  3. Ohwow, that is beautiful! =)
    PS. Love your blog banner!

    - New follower

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  4. LOVE the sunset picture! beautiful!
    Trish - My FF

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  5. Great pics! You know, I've never read The Giver. I think I'm the only one in the world who hasn't! I have to check it out! :)

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  6. Hey there!!! I love that picture and that would be an amazing place to read. Just dropping by to say HI!

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  7. That sunset is just darn beautiful. And I know how geeky this is, but we have the same "Post Title" font. That makes me excited!

    PS: I'm a new follower! Please don’t feel afraid to check out my Frivolously Follow Me Friday post here. Thanks!

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    1. Haha Uomo di Speranza love the name! And yes it's geeky that you noticed but I would've noticed too!! I'm going to check you out right now ;)

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  8. Fantastic post. I will check out those books that you mentioned. That sunset photograph looks beautiful, it certainly would be a relaxing place to read!

    Stephanie
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  9. I loved The Maltese Falcon movie, but I've never read the book. Definitely will have to check that out! Your ocean picture is beautiful and makes me wish it was summer right now! New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

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    1. I think we watched the movie after we read it, that was the best part!!

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  10. What your in my neighborhood. No way!!! We have to get together and chit chat about books and blogging. You should come out to a book club meeting 3/3 at EsoWon Bookstore in Liemert Park. http://www.meetup.com/MochaGirlsReadLA/

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    1. OOOH I was there in Nov. I actually live in Brooklyn :( I would've loved to go!!

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  11. That would be an aweosme place to read! Thanks for checking out my blog, following you back.

    Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed
    http://BooksandSparkles.Blogpot.com

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  12. Hi La Toya - Very beautiful picture Yes, I agree it would be a perfect place to sit and read. I can imagine a cool breeze lightly touching my skin while reading and having a glass of wine near by. :)

    Great FF post!

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  13. Nice sunset picture. New Follower. I'm at http://steepedinbooks.blogspot.com

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  14. Amazing picture! New follower. Here is my FF post http://reading-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/02/feature-follow-friday-7.html#comment-form

    Happy reading!

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  15. Wow that's a really great picture! I love reading near water, especially on the beach.

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  16. It's getting to be that my school days were so long ago that I have to think about it. However, as a mystery fan and book collector, "The Maltese Falcon" is a book I remember since I've re-read it a few times.

    Mike

    PS I just reviewed Joseph Wambaugh's new book, "Harbor Nocturne," on Amazon, I think he could be considered to be influenced by Hammett. Please check it out.

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  17. What a beautiful place to read! Also those books look really good, I'll have to check them out :D
    Have a great Monday!
    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

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  18. That sunset is just breathtaking...

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