Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quiz: Which Austen Heroine Are You?

Here are my results to this quiz.

For some reason it just cracks me up!!! I need to add Persuasion to my to-read list.

You Are...Anne Elliot!


You are Anne Elliot of Persuasion! Let's face it; you're easily persuaded, particularly when friends and relatives try to use "the Elliot way" against you. But this doesn't mean that you don't have conviction. Actually, your sense of duty is overwhelming. And though you won't stick your neck out too often, you have learned to speak up when it counts. To boot, you know how to handle sticky situations. You love deeply and constantly.

Take the Quiz here!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Review: House Rules by Jodi Picoult


One of America's most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger's syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes andgive law enforcement officials his advice. But when his tutor is found dead, he becomes a suspect. Suddenly, his Asperger's traits—not looking people in the eye, tics and twitches—look more like guilt in the view of police.


Published March 2nd 2010 by Atria Books

My Review:

This book poignantly depicts a boy with Asperger's Syndrome and masterfully characterizes his struggles with his family and in all areas of life. As an educator, I really appreciate that Picoult has done her research because the characterization is extremely accurate without being stereotypical.This extremely heart-felt read switches point of views, increasing the emotional impact.

Source: Purchased