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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Crazybusy" Work Just Got "Crazybusier" & Here's Why!

I had a successful job interview two days ago and am starting a full-time, long-term teaching job from Monday until the last day of school (a far cry from an average of 3 substitute teaching days a week!), so this is just a fair warning that my blog activity will be sufficiently curtailed for the next 10 weeks. 

I will try my best to get caught up on my reviews, but I don't expect I will have the time to post Monday memes or visit and comment on all your progress and wonderful reading material :(

I whole-heartedly promise to be back full throttle in the summer.  Thanks for your patience & please know that I am still around...just a bit busy in the non-virtual world at the moment :D

Happy reading as always!

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Quick Monday Check-In

It's been a crazybusy (I say it in one breath, so I'm inventing a new word--it definitely should exist, right?) work week and I have a job interview tomorrow!  *Crosses fingers*

I'm still reading The Count of Monte Cristo, which at 1100 pages and change isn't going to finish anytime soon (I'm at page 250).  I was hoping to catch up on my backlog of reviews...*was* being the keyword since I haven't done any yet for the month of April! here's hoping that will happen this week.  Or I might have to dip into something shorter that I can finish and get my reading groove back on.  I wouldn't say I'm in a slump exactly...more like a sleep :D

Enjoy your week :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March Wrap-Up & Missed Monday Meme

Work has been very busy this week, so here's a quick update while I'm thinking on it:

Contact- Carl Sagan
Persuasion- Jane Austen
The Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde
Coraline- Neil Gaiman

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Seriously...I'm Kidding- Ellen DeGeneres
11/22/63- Stephen King

And now for the (belated) Monday meme:

Read This Week:  (1)
Coraline- Neil Gaiman
I loved his use of language and the mood he created was eerie and fascinating.  Some of the story was a bit "meh" for me.  I think I would have liked it better if I had the opportunity to read it as a child.

Currently Reading:  (2)
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
Technically a re-read this time with an unabridged edition.

My Life- Bill Clinton

Reviews This Week:
11/22/63- Stephen King

Next to Read:
It will probably be a week or two before I can finish Count of Monte Cristo, so I won't decide that now and let spontaneity take over :)