Reading has always been a favorite past time for me. My mom would find me lying on the bed or the trampline outside devouring books. That is how I spent my summer vacations. Thinking back on those experiences, I could have become a much better reader and writer if I had participated in a book club of some sort. I encourage anyone that enjoys reading to experiment with weblogging as we have this past semester. It may take some adjustments in scheduling and cooperating with other members to stay on track. As adults, we would have been able to better use this communication vehicle better if we were reading a novel from Faulkner or Shakespeare. We could have created more thoughtful pieces and dialogue if there was more of a challenge. Faulkner has so much symbolism in his works. That's great for connecting and predicting.
All in all, I loved working with my group. They were sensitive, thought provoking, and diligent in their comments and postings. This book didn't provide too much influence in my teaching before, but now, I will use it whenever possible to link with Social Studies and all the other subject integration ideas I searched for on the Internet and those brought to the discussion on the weblog. Sharing helps me produce better ideas and build on existing work in progress.