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I am not happy with the WIWIK tag…

I am not happy with the WIWIK tag — I don’t think it expresses the correct sentiment. So bear with me as I change it to What I Wish We All Know. Either something that I know that I wish others do, too; or something that I have questions and wish to be informed: all of them should be something that is under each practitioner’s belt. So, perhaps, it should be WIWWAK: What I Wish We All Know! And it is still pronounceable.

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March 13, 2015 · 9:46 am

Just started two books The Testing by Joelle…

Just started two books: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, as highly recommended by some of my 7th graders; Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, the HIGHLY anticipated (by me) sequel to Seraphina. Also reading a book translated from Taiwan: The Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi (but really want to read the original text.)

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March 13, 2015 · 9:12 am

Another almond post but the blogger failed to…

Another almond post… but the blogger failed to mention that ALMOND EYES originated from traditional Chinese texts where women were frequently described as having “almond eyes“ meaning larger than usual eyes shaped like an almond — so, kind of what the generic “western eyes” might look like! Since it is rarer, it is more desirable (like the double eye-lids and really pale complexion.)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/09/16/219402847/-almond-shaped-eyes-remarkably-exotic-yet-too-foreign

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January 18, 2015 · 1:45 pm

School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014 are…

School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014 are announced. Four categories: Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Nonfiction. Use the list to buy books for your library, find gifts for your loved ones, or for your personal reading pleasure: http://www.slj.com/best-books-2014

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November 30, 2014 · 3:45 pm

Listening to a short story collection of Mark…

Listening to a short story collection of Mark Twain and am so delighted. The Diaries of Adam and Eve is simply brilliant! Also almost done with The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin.

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November 3, 2014 · 10:35 am

Finished The Young Elite by Marie Lu and…

Finished The Young Elite by Marie Lu and Fight Club by Chuck Palaniuk. Starting The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin and The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain.

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October 26, 2014 · 1:45 pm

Fiished Trouble by Non Pratt In the Shadows…

Fiished Trouble by Non Pratt, In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo, and She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick. Just started The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Also in the middle of listening to Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

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October 24, 2014 · 9:44 am