Monday, December 14, 2009

I've Been Busy

It has been two weeks since my last post. I apologize. I try to post at a minimum weekly.

Let's see, first I had a birthday on the 2nd. It wasn't a milestone, so I won't mention any numbers here. Then I went to Baton Rouge for two days for LACUE (Louisiana Computer Using Educators) conference. I was disappointed with most of the sessions that I attended. I am so much more technologically advanced than what I was receiving at the sessions. I am not bragging, just stating the truth. Then I spent three days in bed with a fever. This past Saturday there was a flooding rain, and there you have the last couple of weeks.


Along the way I finished Hate List by Jennifer Brown. I really liked the premise. The book opens explaining the May 2nd school shooting by Valerie's boyfriend, Nick. Did Valerie know about the plan or was she just along for the ride? We learn a lot about Valerie by the end of the book, as it is told in her voice. The novel alternates chapters from the time of the shooting with the present when Valerie returns to school to face all the students that she had put on the hate list.

Forgiveness and redemption are part of the themes. The violence is only a means to discuss the themes. I recommend this as a high school read.

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