|My growing pile of books to read.|
At the beginning of December, we had our school book fair. Between the gifts from generous and parent and the spending of some of my teacher funds, I racked up a number of young adult books. I like to read them before I put them in my classroom. Then I received a number of Barnes and Noble gift cards for Christmas, and right now for teacher appreciation they are offering 25% anything for teachers (not just books for the classroom). I added a few more to my ever-growing collection, including Divergent and Insurgent, which my students have been telling me I HAVE TO READ. I love that my students come to me to share books they've loved and ask for recommendations. I just wish I had more time to spend reading! The above photo doesn't even deal with my Kindle list! Mike bought me a new Kindle for Christmas, which I am loving. I have a bunch more books on there I'm working on. He bought me Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. He heard about them on NPR and knew I would like them because they take my place during the time of Henry VIII, my favorite historical fiction time period. Such a thoughtful hubby!
I have one more setting of writing to grade before I can reward myself with some serious reading time. With the temperatures like this, maybe there's a chance.
On the other hand, today is National Popcorn Day, so I'm sensing some movie time in our future, too.