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 31, 2011

January Wrap-Up & Year to Date

Overall, I had a great month, owing mostly to a slow working month.  Substitute teachers aren't much in demand for a couple of weeks following the holidays, but thankfully things are picking up now.

Here are my book stats for January:

Books Read This Month (8)--click titles for reviews
This Time Together- Carol Burnett (1/6- What's in a Name 4 Challenge)
Full Dark, No Stars- Stephen King (1/6- Stephen King Challenge)
Water For Elephants- Sara Gruen
Earth (The Book)- Jon Stewart & staff of The Daily Show
Atonement- Ian McEwan
Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut (DNF)
Cloris: My Autobiography- Cloris Leachman
A Prayer For Owen Meany- John Irving (review is coming soon)

Other Books Reviewed This Month (9 + 7 above= 16)
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
Last Words- George Carlin
84 Charing Cross Road- Helene Hanff
The Shining- Stephen King
The Dead Zone- Stephen King
The Green Mile- Stephen King
Cell- Stephen King
Girl, Interrupted- Susanna Kaysen
What's It All About?- Michael Caine

Currently Reading (2)
Wonder Boys- Michael Chabon
My Life- Bill Clinton

Books Read So Far in 2011:  7
(DNFs don't count)

For those of you posting a monthly summary, how was your January?


  1. I would say you had an excellent month...good for you!! Me not so good. :(

  2. January round-up!
    Didn't we just take the Christmas tree down?

    A good looking month there.

    enjoy ur reading week

  3. You gad a busy month! And I thought I was doing good by reading 11 books and blogging about half of them! Ha!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog about debut authors.

    My Head is Full of Books

  4. Thanks for all your comments :)

    CMash~ I'm getting better but still not at my prime. I consider myself a slow reader & I don't skip over any parts, so my pace is a bit more tortoise than hare :D

    Dizzy C~ I know! Talk about time flying!

    Anne~ Thanks for becoming follower #101 :) I trimmed my meme participation a little so that's how I found time to review what I read. We'll see how that goes, though I miss doing ones I cut back on.