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, August 22, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

More reading, less reviewing this past week.  I have 3 reviews pending, two being Holocaust-set books read just this week, both amazing.  I was afraid that reading about the Holocaust would be incredibly depressing but I surprised myself with how eye-opening both books were.

Read This Week:  (2)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne--incredible!  Review coming soon
Night- Elie Wiesel--finished just last night; review also coming soon

Currently Reading:  (2)
The First Wives Club- Olivia Goldsmith--I started this to lighten the Holocaust-themed reads this week.  It's been quite funny but I feel that much of the plot is padded (500+ pages!).  I love the movie so I hope this turns out to be a good one.

My Life- Bill Clinton--don't ask...this is the longest I've taken to read a book.  I haven't picked it up in quite a while.  It is a good book (don't judge it but the time I've been taking to read it) but it's not meant to be read all at once.

Reviews This Week:
None :(

Next to Read:
I have no idea. feels great to have freedom of choice ahead!  Maybe one of the classics I picked up on my recent book haul.  Can anyone recommend one from that list?

Have a great reading week :)


  1. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very good!

  2. I love when I have a week that I just get to pick a random book to read. Will be watching for your reviews!

    Here is my Monday Review

  3. "Night" is heart-breaking. Looking forward to your review on this one.

  4. You should definitely read Boom! by Haddon. It is for a younger audience than The Curious Incident but a very fun read.

  5. Night is one of my favorite books to teach, although returning to it each year can be quite emotionally draining. The more times I read Wiesel's prose, the more I see in it, and students quickly notice that it's not only his horrific experiences, but how he conveys them, that will make this book resonate through them for the rest of their lives.
    I'm not certain that I could take on both Night and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in one week: kudos for your courage.

  6. I agree with Andressa. I love simple books that give a big punch!

  7. Looks like you read a lot of great books this week. I'm really looking forward to your review of The First Wives' Club. I loved the movie. :)