BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Friday 56 #2

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

Since I didn't do a Monday Quote-tastic post this week, I thought I'd do this instead. I'm reading The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley. For my new readers, I'm a teacher, so when I read about this book, I knew I had to read it.

The first full paragraph on page 56:

Then he went on: After classes, the kids cleaned the school. mopping the floors, wiping the chalkboards, and emptying the garbage. The kids who had received demerits-for misbehaving or letting their hair grow too long-had to wear red pinnies and clean the bathrooms. Work, including the unpleasant kind, was at the center of Korean school culture, and no one was exempt.

What are YOU reading?


  1. I've been looking for a good Friday meme to join in on so I'm gonna have to do this next week. I saw a write up of this one in the NYT Book Review and it looks like a really interesting read, what do you think of it Bea?
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. I'm not very far in yet but the writer has a style that's easy so far. I'll probably write a review when I'm done.

  2. I wonder if we could get away with all of this here at our schools. Sounds like a very interesting read.

    My hop

    1. Well reform can be a nuisance to push through. First I want proof that this is relevant to learning and not just a conformity or respect issue.

  3. I can't imagine our children in America being told to clean the bathrooms for punishment. Interesting.

    1. Yeah, punishment and learning are not a good mix. Now if the cleaning actually helps the learning process, that's a different matter.

  4. Sounds fascinating....I am now very curious. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. It's always interesting to learn about the educational policies in other countries.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Bea.

    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

  6. Sounds like being in a juvenile detention center. Not a good life for any kid.

    Happy weekend!


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