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, January 10, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

I've had a great start to the New Year, finishing 2 books so far, both counting towards 2011 challenges.  For now, I'm finishing off some TBR material & planning to tackle more challenge books.

Books Read This Week (2)
Full Dark, No Stars- Stephen King- 1/6 complete for Stephen King Challenge--review coming soon

This Time Together- Carol Burnett- 1/6 complete for What's in a Name 4 Challenge--review coming soon

Currently Reading (2)
Water For Elephants- Sara Gruen--I'm nearly 3/4 of the way through & am really enjoying it.  The characters are memorable, the dialogue is sharp, often witty, and the circus descriptions wax nostalgic of youth and, seriously, they do! :D

My Life- Bill Clinton--I've dipped into this recently but am only about 1/3 through it.  It's not a boring read (in fact, it's very insightful & interesting) but like any chunkster, it takes up a lot of reading time, so it's best read in phases.  I hope to finish it this year but with the challenges I'm taking on, who knows?

Next to Read
Atonement- Ian McEwan--Can't wait to start this next!

Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut--I've got this planned for 2 challenges & it's only 200-250 pages.  A classic that I've always wanted to read (along with the hundreds...*okay, thousands* of others like it I intend to read :)

Reviews Written This Week (2)
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
Last Words- George Carlin

Have a great reading week :)


  1. I haven't got the chance to read Atonement. I hope you enjoy it. Will be reading your review when you finish.

  2. We read Water for Elephants in my book club and everyone really enjoyed it. Glad to hear that you are as well!

  3. Loved Atonement and The Poisonwood Bible...Water for Elephants, not so much.

    Have a great week!

    Here is what I am reading this week:

  4. I loved Water For Elephants! Enjoy your week!

  5. That's quite an interesting list of books! I really enjoyed "Slaughterhouse-Five" but it's been a couple of centuries since I read it. Now I'm off to take a look at your reviews. Happy reading!

  6. Looks like a good start to the year.

    Enjoy ur reading week!