Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other blogs also. I follow you, you follow me.
The general rules are:
- Follow the Feature and Follow Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read)
- Follow the Featured Bloggers
- Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
-Grab the button up there and place it in a post. This post is for people to say hi and that they are now following you in your comments.
-Follow, Follow, Follow as many as you can. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Don't just follow, comment and say hi in the post! Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say 'hi'
-If someone comments and says they are following you, please follow back!
This week's question:
Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.
Hmm, that's a tough one. I guess I would like to have books that teach the students about real life issues. Which sounds silly, because doesn't every book kind of do this? But there were times we would read a book in school, and when I was done, I thought to myself, "what was the point of reading that?"
I could see this book not going over too well with parents because it's about a school shooting, but I really think it has some good lessons about what is going through a kid's mind when he is bullied so much.
This one doesn't necessarily have important life lessons, though you could definitely find some, but I just adored this book. The writing was amazing and the story so magical. I would love students to read this and watch their imaginations run wild.
Well, this should come as no surprise since I love everything about Harry Potter. Watching the friendships form and teaching the kids in the book about responsibilities is a great learning tool. Plus I want books that will make students actually enjoy reading. If they're forced to read classics, they might never pick up a book again.
I loved this book and thought it had so many intelligent things to teach people about time. What I got out of it was that keeping track of time isn't really that important; it's what you do in that time that counts. I know there are tons of quotes about life, but this one from the book really caught my attention, and I think it's a great lesson, regardless of whether you believe in a higher power.
"There's a reason God limits our days."
"To make each one precious."