Okay, I remember what November felt like when I was working as a teacher, and it was tough. You have to struggle through those first three weeks of it being dark when you drive to work; the students are restless because they know a break is coming their way but aren’t willing to wait patiently.… Read More November Reading Wrap-Up
I am deeply disappointed in myself. We have concluded spooky season and I didn’t read a SINGLE, SOLITARY spooky book. I will explain the reasons why later, but suffice it to say that I will have to do a better job at seasonal reading in the future. I completed 12 books this month and have… Read More October Reading Wrap-Up
I am a big fan of ratings. Reviews. Grading systems. Rankings. My entire life, I have taken great pride in the grades I was given by those in authority: teachers, employers, group leaders, etc. I saved my medals and my gold stars in shoe boxes under my bed– I probably still have most of them… Read More Five-Star Ratings: What do they mean?
September has been such a tease of a month. I’m ready for cooler weather– open windows and breezes and sweaters and being able to drink hot coffee in the afternoon without feeling like you were destined for heatstroke. Heck, I’d take snow at this point honestly; I’m done with summer! It’s ninety degrees in Missouri… Read More September Reading Wrap-Up
As introverted moms, we spend much of our time meeting the needs of others. Because we’re internal rather than external processors, it makes perfect sense that we need quiet with our inner selves to process and sort through our day, in order to gear up for the next one. Introverted Mom, Jamie C. Martin DISCLAIMER:… Read More Book Review: Introverted Mom
Maybe human beings are capable of only so much passion. Every Note Played, Lisa Genova Gah, July has just FLOWN by. It is normally my favorite month (because it’s my birthday month, and I milk that for all it is worth), but I feel like my days are just zipping past. Half the time I… Read More Book Review: Every Note Played
“If a human being closes her eyes hard enough and for long enough, she can remember pretty well everything that has made her happy.” Britt-Marie Was Here Last night I finished reading Britt-Marie Was Here and officially concluded the last of my Fredrik Backman TBR. Backman is my reliable author; after reading his books, I… Read More Book Review: Britt-Marie Was Here