I am so behind on reviews! Between reading for school, reading fo r the Cybils, grading, planning, and running the dogs every day, there just isn’t enough time in the day! So I am succumbed to the pressures of my towering to-be-reviewed pile. Over the next few days I will be posting short, Twitter-sized reviews of books I’ve read recently.
Ashes by Ilsa J. Blick- So creepy and made my skin crawl. I don’t like zombie books. I loved this one. Dystopian and dark, I couldn’t put this down. Highly recommended for high school libraries. The characters are engaging and the story will keep you on the edge of your seat. Warning- not a book to read as you are eating lunch or dinner! I wouldn’t even snack while reading this one…
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins- An interesting look at high school cliques. Not a huge fan of the choice to include a teacher as one of the subjects (especially as her status isn’t revealed until later in the book). Definitely thought-provoking.
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz- I picked this up because I have two extremely intelligent dogs and wanted to know more about animal behavior, specific how the canine brain works. This is a science book that won’t overwhelm the casual reader and I learned some interesting things about how dogs view the world. Recommended for dog lovers- it may change the way you interact with your pet.