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, December 19, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

This will be my last Monday meme check-in until after the holidays.  I'll get a year-end post up on Friday.  Can you believe...less than a week until Xmas?

Read This Week:  (1)
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History- John Ortved
A decent critical history of my favourite TV series.  Review coming soon.

Currently Reading:  (3)
Emma- Jane Austen
I'm about halfway through.  It's a fun romp, though I still love Sense & Sensibility best and liked Pride & Prejudice better.

U2 by U2- U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.)
My Life- Bill Clinton

Reviews This Week:  (3)
I got caught up a bit on backlog reviews:
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas (A+)
The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway (A)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers (A)

Two more coming this week:  It and Bag of Bones, both by Stephen King.

Next to Read:
This depends on when I finish Emma.  If I finish it after Jan. 1, I can start a challenge book and I think I'll begin with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  If I happen to finish it before Jan. 1, I'll probably try reading a chunk from my U2 and Bill Clinton books.  Yikes, they're collecting dust!  It's not that I don't enjoy them, but sometimes I just need a break from nonfiction and find escape in a novel.

Have a great reading week :)


  1. You had a great week and have good reading plans coming up! Enjoy!

  2. The Simpsons book sounds great. I love that show.

  3. Wow, you've been reading and reviewing a lot! My reviews have fallen off with all the busy-ness of the holidays.

    I must read Emma this coming year, finally!

    What challenges are you doing in 2012? I don't usually join any but am thinking of it this year.