Since I took my book vow two weeks ago, I’ve been reading three books at once: *Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman. I picked this up because this is my “escape” read. I am loving it so far. *Mabinogion. Because Welsh mythology. * Arthur and the Sovereignty of Britain: King and Goddess in the Mabinogion by… Read More Workin’ on My Book Vow
Okay, so I just got an email from the 90 Second Newbery regarding shows in the spring. While I know James Kennedy will be bringing the 90 Second Newbery to the Dryden Theater in Rochester in March, as well as at a fundraiser for TBF, I saw that he will be in Boston at the… Read More My Head Asploded!
I’ve been doing some professional reading regarding independent reading, especially SSR*. Because I’m making my 6th graders take a book vow, I’m going to take one, too, for the second trimester of the class I teach: I VOW TO READ 12 BOOKS BY MARCH 3, 2017. To keep myself accountable, I will post reviews/ reactions… Read More My Book Vow
If you know anything about me, you know that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to dress up in costumes. I love seeing other people’s costumes. I love all things spooky, including spooky books. This is why I am celebrating my friend, Jennifer Murgia’s, books: Castle of Sighs and Forest of Whispers, both of… Read More Forest of Whispers & The White Lady of Durand Eastman Park
I just finished Faith: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser and all I have to say is WOW. There are many reasons why I love this comic. Let me count the ways: *Faith doesn’t have the stereotypical female superhero body. I like the way that her size is not an issue at all–not only do… Read More Faith!
It’s been over a week since I posted and I’m still in the same book, so I don’t have a review. In the evenings, I’ve been crocheting or falling down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest. On the weekends, we’ve been busy as a family. I think I need to follow my own advice to… Read More Stuck on a Book
I know I post that I’m going to blog more and then I go missing, so here’s a recap on what’s going on in my life: *We went on a family day trip last Saturday to Old Fort Niagara. It’s interesting because it is old. My favorite part is that you can see Toronto across… Read More Books are Metal–Sparknotes Version
Facebook isn’t metal. At least, not anymore. Facebook used to be kittens, stupid surveys about your friends and music videos. Anymore, it seems like everyone is posting “political posts”, which I really don’t think are political, as much as it is ill-researched opinions. I’m not sure when civility left conversation, but it seems to be… Read More Why I’m Quitting The Facebook (sort of)
Howdy, pardner! It’s time for a reading round-up, since I haven’t posted about reading in quite sometime. So, here is one of the books I’ve been reading and my impression: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema I finished this last night. Fifteen year old Lou Brown is poised to pursue her dreams to swim as part of… Read More Reading Roundup- Gold Fish by Nat Luurtsema
This past July, I participated in the NEH summer program called Rochester Reform Trail. Not only did I learn a lot about the city I call home, but I also learned that history is not just a list of dead people and dates: it can have a narrative and we interpret it through different lenses. Since the… Read More Why #ROC is Metal