Author Archives: mysm2000

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.

Junior/Teen Read: Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

At the end of book five in the Alex Rider adventure series, Alex was shot as he stepped off the curb in front of the innocuous-looking building that houses MI-6 in London.  Those who thought Alex dead were pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

Today’s Cozy Read selection is The Hideaway.  Set in the southern US, it features family relationships, romance, renovations, and the antique business.  Throw in some legal shenanigans from a shifty developer who has had his eye on the waterfront B … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Day 8 — Heading Home!

Originally posted on On The Road with Ms. M.:
Saying goodbye is never easy and today was no exception.  The Costa Rica Team 2017 was absolutely awesome!  When you get a group of 28 strangers coming together, you never know…

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Costa Rica Update March 28/17

Originally posted on On The Road with Ms. M.:
So much to do — so little time left.  The excitement is mounting.  I’m still gathering items I need to take with me, still trying to learn more Spanish, and still…

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The Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

The Magdalene Scrolls (1978) is an historical fiction novel I’ve been wanting to read for quite a while — partly because of the lure of ancient scrolls themselves and partly because of the idea of archaeology uncovering ancient things and what they … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado with Eric Newman & Candace Lee

Today’s Cozy Read, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café, is written by Max Lucado, a New York Times best-selling author whose themes are usually based in Christian/spiritual searching, along with Eric Newman and Candace Lee.  The title has several implications … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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