Who says math teachers don’t like to read?
I have always LOVED to read, often staying up all night because “I had to get to the end of the chapter” and then it would turn into “just one more chapter”. When I was in elementary and intermediate school, it was The Baby Sitters Club & Sweet Valley High series that I loved. Of course, I also enjoyed such classics as The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Anne of Green Gables. One day, I hope to find some of those old books when I am brave enough to explore my parents attic.
Then In high school and college I really enjoyed The Left Behind series. My sophomore year in college, I was introduced to Harry Potter in my children's lit class. We had to read book two, The Chamber of Secrets, and I was immediately hooked. That Christmas, my mom bought me the boxed set of all 4 that were out at the time and I managed to get her hooked as well! Then, I became busy finishing school and teaching. A fellow teacher introduced me to Twilight and once again my ability to find time to read increased as I read all four books in a span of 3 weekends. Which was good considering my son was only a few months old. I can always be found with at least one book with me, if not, then I'll have one on my nook app on my phone.
While I have found some adult books/ authors that I enjoy (Patricia Cornwell, Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson) my heart is in YA. Most of the reviews, upcoming author signing and books will be focused on YA.
I’m always looking for good reads so feel free to leave a comment!
I will read most genre's of YA as long as they aren't "scary" in nature. If a book's summary sounds interesting to me or even something I think my students will like, then I will give it at try. Since the initial description intrigued me, odds are I'll like it on some level. While I'd love to be able to write reviews that focus on the literary components of a book, I'm a math teacher who LOVES to read.
With that being said, I will do my best to gush about books I LOVE without spilling too many secrets. One of the things I enjoy most about reading is the journey through the story with all the surprises along the way and I'd hate to take that away from another reader. When I rate a book I not only consider if I liked it, but also, if my students would like it. If my rating would have been lower without the though of my students I will explain that in my review. Not every book was written for everyone, but every book was written for someone.
Enjoy the Journey!!!