Monday, March 9, 2009
52 Weeks - 52 Books #13, 14 & 15
I posted these three together, as I read them in succession.
My co-teacher and I in the English department,( Okay, that's stretching it, we are the English department.) decided that we would set up our courses so that each class had a unifying theme. It's been working really well. I've actually been doing the reading for some stuff for next year's themes, so we can be on the ball and order some new novels. (That's an ulterior motive...getting some new novels into the rotation!)
One theme I really want to do is a 'War & Peace' theme. So I read these. Myers' books are great. I've read a pile of his YA fiction, and it's really good. I especially liked Sunrise over Fallujah...nice to read something current.
Night, well, Night is great. What a fantastic account of the Holocaust. Jeez, I just read that. By fantastic I mean well written, with a very definite voice.
I could've erased that, but I figured it stands very interestingly as is.