Lists, Other bookish fun

What your reading position says about you!

In the wake of all the silly listicles on our beloved internet, I wrote a thing. Cross-legged, wrapped in blankets, or sprawled on the sofa, where and how you read can actually reveal surprising things about your personality! Laying on your stomach, book open on the ground in front of you: You are enjoying a… Continue reading What your reading position says about you!

Rants & Reflections

2014: Year in Books

After a 6-month hiatus, I am back blogging! 6 months!? There is indeed a very good reason for said hiatus, and that would be the fact that I, in the past 6 months, have taken my very first stab at improving the literacy of America's youth. Strangely, it doesn't feel as if I've been gone… Continue reading 2014: Year in Books

Book reviews, Rants & Reflections

“Book Love”

*Brushes the dust off of blog* Cough cough So my life has been consumed by student teaching this semester, which has been a really valuable experience thus far. My Curriculum and Instruction teacher asked us to choose a book-length text about education to read for the semester along with our student teaching, and I chose… Continue reading “Book Love”

Rants & Reflections

On failing to win your Goodreads challenge

As the clock strikes midnight, the glasses clink, the balloons drop, and we all start singing that one New Year song that no one actually knows the words to, I know there is a nagging, bitter thought in some of our minds: I failed my 2013 Goodreads Challenge. But before you wash away your sorrows… Continue reading On failing to win your Goodreads challenge

Lists

[Censored] Book List

It's banned books week!  In celebration of the freedom to read whatever the hell you want, here is a list of some of my favorite banned books: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Scary… Continue reading [Censored] Book List

Rants & Reflections

Why I buy books faster than I can ever read them

Soooo...I've acquired almost 30 books this summer.  This is probably the largest amount of books I've acquired in the shortest amount of time. (No, not all of them were purchased; about 1/3 were from a free book exchange at a park near my house--what do you think I am, made of money?)  My LibraryThing catalog… Continue reading Why I buy books faster than I can ever read them