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, February 21, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

Books Read This Week (1)
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini--review coming soon (it's definitely an A+)

Currently Reading (3)
A Twist of Lemmon- Chris Lemmon- a reflective tribute to his father, actor Jack Lemmon--received for my birthday; a sweet, lovingly written book.

Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides--reading for the Back to the Classics challenge (Pulitizer winner/nominee)--I'm excited to start this today!

My Life- Bill Clinton--still on-the-go...

Next to Read
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe- C.S. Lewis--for 1st in a Series challenge

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury--for What's in a Name 4 challenge

A is For Alibi by Sue Grafton--for 1st in a Series challenge--a re-read

Other Reviews Posted This Week (1)
Rabbit, Run- John Updike

Bloggie Things
~ Posted responses to a reading questionnaire

Sorry I didn't get to the Oscar-themed post this week but I figure it will spark more interest this week with the show this Sunday.  I'm hoping to infuse it with some history, this year's nominees, and some trivia.  Should be fun :)

I got A Twist of Lemmon for my birthday, along with a few DVDs:  Always, The China Syndrome, Broadcast News, and 3 box sets to finish off my Looney Tunes Golden Collection.  And some cash :)  I'll be getting some more books in a couple of weeks, mostly for my challenges, with a visit to the Book Depot...and maybe Chapters, too.

What are you reading this week?  Happy trails :)


  1. The Kite Runner is a great book, isn't it? Very thought provoking. I do hope you enjoy Middlesex. It's one of my favorites.

    I'm reading a couple of books right now--or more like not reading them. It's been so hectic and my mind just won't focus on books right now. I keep trying though. I'm determined to finish both these books before the end of the month. We'll see how that goes . . .

  2. I still haven't read The Kite Runner yet - I really need to pick it up one of these days!

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

  3. Loved the Kite Runner and Farenheit 451, both fantastic novels. Hope you enjoy all of your books coming up.

    Here's what I'm reading!

  4. The Kite Runner and Middlesex are two of my favorites. I am your new follower and if you have time do visit my blog @

    have a good week ahead =)

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Kite Runner and can't wait to see your review.

    Have a great week.

  6. Kite Runner is on my wishlist! I've heard so much about it. Definitely coming back for your review!