Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ One Persons's Journey Through a World of Books.

Wow, I actually had to check my archive list to see when I last participated in this meme.  It was Nov. 22, which was 3 weeks ago.  I haven't had much reading news to share in that time, but today, *voila* I finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and can now post my progress & upcoming reads:

Currently Reading:
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver--I have been putting this one off way too long!  I'm very excited to start this tomorrow.

Love, Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli--up to page 51--not too involved in it now; may return to it when I reach a slump.

My Life- Bill Clinton--up to page 244--too wrapped up in fiction to get back to this now...will return to it sometime, I promise!

Next to Read:
Full Dark, No Stars- Stephen King--I have received this for Xmas (yes, I got a bit of a preview) and can't wait to start it, but it will have to be on or after Jan. 1 so it's covered for the Stephen King Challenge.  Glad to be reading short stories for a change :)

Atonement- Ian McEwan--I want to read this over the holidays but might not get to it just yet.  Hope it's earlier rather than later!

Water For Elephants- Sara Gruen--This will be a great book to start off the new year!

Finished Reading From Past 3 Weeks (1)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson--my review will be written very soon.

Reviews From Past 3 Weeks (1)
The Nanny Diaries- Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

What's New
~ Joined What's in a Name 4, 1st in a Series, and Stephen King challenges for 2011.  Here is my 2011 challenges summary with book lists for all 5 challenges I've joined.


  1. I loved Poisonwood Bible. It is long, but worth it. I feel like I learned a lot reading that book, and it's a good story. Also loved Water for Elephants. I listened to the audio book -- I don't know if you are into that, but it was one of the BEST audiobooks I've ever listened to. Enjoy!

  2. You have some varied reading material there. :)

    enjoy ur reading week.


  3. Annette~ I'm really liking The Poisonwood Bible so far. Oddly enough, no, I don't use audiobooks. Only books & tapes when I was learning to read :)

    Dizzy C~ Thanks & hope you're enjoying yours, too :)

  4. The Poisonwood Bible is probably one of my favorite books!