Today is Review Tuesday. According to my poll TV and movie reviews were much more popular with my voters than books. Since today is the first day of my Tuesday schedule I thought I ‘d start out by showing you my page on Book Reviews because many people don’t click on pages, but some of you have commented on my organization. I’m an organized mess – not a Hot Mess, Ralph! Though not a professional reviewer, I was an elementary teacher then an instructional consultant so I’ve read lots and lots of books, and I continue to read when I’m not writing. I taught reading and writing to both students and adults for over 25 years. Currently I post reviews on Amazon as well as on my blog. If you hate reviews, just stop here and press like, or comment on something else! hahaha (I haven’t lost my sense of humor!)
I apologize ahead of time – I approach most books, TV and movies from the standpoint of how they would work either for students or teachers, especially in this era of Common Core Standards. Fun books I usually read for fun, not review. Regarding books by blogging friends, I do make an exceptions
sometimes often. So if you are a writer/blogger and want me to review your book, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s my hope that you’ll enjoy my reviews, and they will encourage you or your friends to read the book or see the movie or show. I am also working on a Resource Page since there are many fine bloggers, whom I love, who also review books, movies – etc. My slant will be mostly educational, so if you know teachers, please refer them here.
Most books I read I don’t review. I don’t know many people who do. I never used to even keep track of all the books I’d read. Then I went on an interview once and one of the questions was, “What books have you read this year?” I couldn’t think of any off the top of my head even though I had read tons. As a result I started asking people with whom I associated and admired what books they read. Sometimes it started a great conversation. Sometimes, they admitted that they didn’t like to read. If you are a blogger, then you MUST like to read a little. So this page is for you.
- Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Are You There Blog? It’s Me, Writer. by Kristen Lamb
- The Everything Theory by Dianne Gray
- Book Review: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America by Lisa Winkler
- Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
- Book Reviews: Susan Hunter Mysteries by Maddie Cochere
- Book Review: Soul’s Child by Dianne Gray
- Book Review: The Eleventh Question by Dianne Gray
- Book Review: The Secret Child by Marti Healy
Jillian Hoffman suggested revealing our shelves to other bloggers. I haven’t taken pictures of my shelves filled up before, and it is difficult to do because my room is small. Here are a few of my shelves. I do love them. I have them organized loosely into groups like local history, Civil War, how to teach, dictionaries, general history, and quilting and other stuff.
We have two other book cases in other rooms, one of which belonged to my great-grandmother.
I joined Good Reads finally. It can keep track of what I’m reading, as well as what everyone else who belongs is reading. I have to admit that I haven’t kept it up. I also removed it from my site because my blog loaded slower because of it. I also joined Amazon affiliates so that if you see a book you’d like to order, you can do it directly here without leaving and opening another window, and I receive a small commission on each sale.