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October 10, 2010

I’ve been working on “The Complete Works of C.S. Lewis” for a while now. It’s a compilation of his classics. He’s one of my favorites!
— Parker Wiseman
Starkville Mayor

Just finished “Water for Elephants.” Good!!
—Melissa Dixon

“Three Cups of Tea” by Gregg Mortenson and “My Booky Wook” by Russel Brand. I like to read two books at once. It helps build suspense.
— Cassondra Sumrall

At this moment I’m reading a book titled “Dog Blood” which is the second book in a planned Trilogy. The first book was titled “Hater” - both are by David Moody.
— Jerry Wolf

“Love the One You’re With” by Emily Griffin. I’m currently catching up on reading but so far I love all of Emily Griffin’s books!
— Olivia Paige Watson

Andrea Temple surveyed the West Oktibbeha County Elementary School teachers and students, who are reading the following books:

“Forty Acres and a Mule”
— Shalisha Owens, WOCES 2nd grade assistant teacher

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules!”
— Elizabeth Blackwell, WOCES 3rd grade teacher and class

“Bible”
— Elizabeth Blackwell, WOCES 3rd grade teacher
“The Whipping Boy”
— Brenda Staszefski, WOCES 4th grade teacher and class

“Hearing the Voice of God”
— Brenda Staszefski, WOCES 4th grade teacher

“Sounder”
— Daphne Robertson, WOCES 4th grade teacher and class

“Technology in Education, Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders, and Reading in the Middle Schools”
— Nekela Macon, WOCES 3rd grade teacher

“Freckle Juice”
— Nekela Macon, WOCES 3rd grade teacher and class

“Caps for Sale”
— Pam Perry, WOCES kindergarten teacher and class

“Jonah” by Priscilla Shriner
— Pam Perry, WOCES kindergarten teacher

Comments from other local readers...

My reading material would be of interest to a small group, I fear... A.W. Tozer and Watchman Nee, at present!!
— Kay Verrall

I'm glad to see you are still urging Starkvillians to read. One of my recent reads that I really enjoyed is Hellohound on His Trail:The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides. It's a page turner that covers the King assassination from the perspective of James Earl Ray.
Good luck.
—Harry Freeman

I just recently finished rereading TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD because it was our book club selection for September. I am now reading THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston. Having been published in 1937, it remains popular today and is considered to be an excellent example of African American literature. BIDDING IN THE 21 CENTURY, a textbook for teaching bridge, is another book that I and may others in town are reading and studying right now.
— Wanda Hubbard

Dan Anderson, Bad Vibrations. A humorous private eye story. Also reading Joe Abb Overby , Acres Aweigh. A short book about the development of the Mayport [Florida] Naval Station.
— Don Mabry

WITH STRENGTH AND SPIRIT A novel about WWII and a family that lived through that era and the things that they did. A sister, her husband and her two younger brothers. The sister and husband were radio broadcasters and the two brothers joined the Navy just before the war started. It is based on a real family and their lives.
— Frank Ingles

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