Students returned this week, so sadly/happily summer is coming to a close. This has been the first summer in a long time that I haven't had school-specific responsibilities (camp, curriculum writing, PD). I decided that my goal for the summer would be to read a book per week and see a movie (ideally in a … Continue reading Summer Goals
It's been a year filled with lots of changes! I've collected many of them in a book of pictures. Click on the image below to flip through the book. Happy New Year! Here are the books I read in 2013. 2013 included some reading dry spells. I only read half as many books as 2012, … Continue reading Year in Pictures 2013
I've decided to drop part of my goal for 2013- reading 10 big books. Over the past several weeks, I've realized the goal isn't working for me for several reasons. I never clearly defined what big books were. I imagined books weighty both literally and in ideas, but what I've realized is that was a … Continue reading When the Goal Gets in the Way
I love that GoodReads will give you a visual representation of all the books you've added to a digital "shelf." Here's what I read in 2011.
The following are books I was initially skeptical about, but which turned out to be some of my favorites of 2010. Shaun Tan Tales from Outer Surburbia I initially read a few pages of this book and abandoned it, but I'm so glad I picked it back up. It beautifully weaves text and illustrations to … Continue reading Converted Skeptic
Read: Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir by Stanley Hauerwas Lots of reading for Klingenstein Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Why School? by Mike Rose Timmy the First (unpublished) by Jacob Burt "A Thousand Writers … Continue reading Final Summer Reading List