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 29, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

I've been reading more & reviewing less...yet again.  Plus I'm working on a family history project with a reunion coming up in a couple of weeks and school will be starting up again before I blink.  I'm hoping to catch up on reviews for American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, Night by Elie Wiesel, and my recent finish from this week, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin.  I might need to pair these reviews up--two Holocaust-themed books and two by comedians.  All very good reads, not a disappointment among them.

Here are my week's stats:

Read This Week: (2)
Isn't it funny how we sometimes dip into a book just for kicks and it grabs hold of you?  This happened to me twice this week...

Born Standing Up- Steve Martin--A jack-of-all-trades in Hollywood, Steve Martin is a sharp writer, his voice as clear (and deliciously sarcastic) in print as it is on the screen

Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll--Charming, delightful story, impossible not to love

Currently Reading: (2)
The First Wives Club- Olivia Goldsmith-- I'm about halfway through.  It's not bad but feels padded.  Definitely needed some trimming.  I like the movie better.

My Life- Bill Clinton

Reviews This Week:
None :(   Time to play catch-up this week!

Next to Read:
I watched the movie Dreamcatcher (based on a Stephen King novel) this week (my reaction: so-so, pretty cheesy CGI), but it's getting me back in the mood for a King novel--maybe Pet Sematary.  I keep putting off The Stand until I can devote lots of time to it.
Have a great reading week :)


  1. I want to read (or listen to) Born Standing Up. As a kid, I thought Steve Martin was hilarious.

  2. I'd also love to read Steve Martin's book. He's so funny so I'm sure the book is fun to read.

  3. It's good to just kick back and read for awhile without feeling like everything has to be reviewed. Otherwise reading gets to be an obligation -- and blogging too. I'm not reviewing anywhere near as many books as I'd initially thought I would, but I'm trying to remind myself that blogging is supposed to be fun. Not homework!

  4. "My Life" by Bill Clinton would be an interesting read :D