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!
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
AAAAH I MISSED A MONTHLY BLOG POST. Curse you, extremely busy final month of college! So though I've not been blogging, I have still kept up my super human ability to obtain mountains of books that will now be used to decorate my new apartment in Quincy...more on that later. Like I've said before, I'm… Continue reading Spring ’14 book haul
*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”
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
It's book haul time! Fall 2013 Edition! This is a small one, which is good, considering I got about 35 books this summer... Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power by James McGrath Morris Still Alice by Lisa Genova The Madness Underneath (Book 2 in the Shades of London series) by Maureen Johnson -… Continue reading Fall ’13 book haul
Wooo!!!! It's Teen Read Week! (or it was this past week) I am not a teen. But my choice of career path centers around the literacy of young people, so I'm celebrating! In light of Teen Read Week and this beautiful article (GO READ IT! It's Neil Gaiman!) that just came out a few days… Continue reading TEEN READ WEEK!
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
It's a big one! I have to visit bookshops wherever I go, and I did A LOT of traveling this summer. I still can't believe I got this many books in this short span of time. I'll separate them by location of acquisition, since this was a summer of travel. Garage sales in my neighborhood:… Continue reading Summer ’13 book haul
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