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

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Blog Hop!

A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books.

This week's topic is from Jen B. @ I Read Banned Books:

Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?

In short, not really.  I wonder sometimes if my frilly blog template is mismatched with my funny title, but I don't know what else I would call it without losing that unique quality it has (if I do say so myself!)...and I like purple :)  Here's how my nickname & the blog's name came to be...

When I first started the blog, like I'm sure many of you did, I wasn't sure what to name it.  I just wanted something different besides the typical titles--possibly a one-and-only title that no one else had claimed (good luck with that thinking!).  I was reading lots of material about current pedagogical philosophies in which teachers are no longer Aristotelian lecturers but are learning at the same time from their students as they teach.  I sure am!  Hence the nickname "Teacher/Learner."

As for "Whatcha Readin', Books?," I remembered when I was on a prep period, and a student came back to class.  He/she (can't remember which) saw me reading, and, with a hilarious laidback tone, asked "Whatcha readin', books?"  Well, I certainly wasn't reading the encyclopedia :D

What about your blogs?  How did your blog name and/or nickname come to be?

Have a terrific weekend :)


  1. I've always wondered about your blog title! That's so funny, about the student's question :)

  2. Ha ha, I like it how you got to watcha readin'. Funny!

  3. I enjoyed reading how your blog name came to be. I love learning little tidbits about fellow (gal) bloggers, one of the fun aspects of this community, at least I think so.

  4. here's mine

  5. Hi,

    Hopping by and now following, too! I like the story behind your blog's title - it's funny how little things that we pick up throughout the day come back to us (such as in title choice!).

    Feel free to stop by my blog in your spare time,

    Take care and happy reading,
    Ms. C

  6. Got a much needed smile today when I read your watcha readin' story! Kids, gotta love their follower today!

  7. Catchy title to your blog.

    my answer is here

    enjoy ur weekend.


  8. Great story! Have a good weekend!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great story, btw! :D Hope you have a great weekend and looking forward to reading more from your blog :)
    Kristy @ Dreaming By Day

  10. LOL it's amazing the things people say...

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower :o)

  11. Hopping through. I like both the template and your blog name.
    My Hop

  12. I think this is a fantastic story for a blog name! What grades do you teach?

  13. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Hop! I love your Blog Name. It's unique and has a great story to go with it. Have a great weekend!

    The Owl Bookmark Blog

  14. Ah, the questions students ask. Funny.

  15. What a fun title! I think it's great. Thanks for stopping by this weekend!

    Endless Reading

  16. I do think it's funny how our blog names/templates/style changes as the blog evolves. I'm ok with my name, but unfortunately I've found other bloggers with very similar names. I guess you just have to embrace it and hope your followers stick around.