Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

There's a weird place between denial and pessimism that I am living in right now. I know that, say, K-12 will take a huge funding hit over the next few years, but do I want to hear it? Nah. 

I am reading Lily King's Writers  & Lovers right now and it is fantastic- it makes me want to really start writing again. Her main character, Casey, is so heartbreaking and smart, it just kills me.

Apparently I'm a Glennon Doyle fan now? Sort of? I read Untamed for an impromptu book club and then started Love Warrior, just to learn more about her life prior to her most recent book. She gets on my nerves a little bit when listening to podcasts and whatnot, so I know I wouldn't be able to listen to her audiobooks. But reading her has been really thought-provoking. 

I had some great Zoom sessions with my students last Friday about Kate Chopin's The Awakening. The kids are still totally capable of discussing literature and making me laugh. 

I am now teaching (Google Classroom-ing?) the last book of the year, The Scarlet Letter, which isn't my favorite, but at least thematically it's relatively easy and easy to sort of piece out to them over the course of a few weeks. Reading it can be a big fat chore, though, so I hope they can pull through. 

Over the course of a recent twenty-four hours I had so many interactions with people outside of my house it was so nice. I had to run to the store the other night to get ice of for a planned power outage and someone standing many, many feet in front of me, wearing a mask, made a dumb joke, an administrator/friend from work called to ask me something, I had an hour and a half FaceTime call with a friend, and I chatted with the nicest customer representative from AT&T. I know, this all sounds pathetic, but I am desperately missing my social life. 


  1. I’m so happy for you for the laughs your students bring you. Google Classroom’ing, LOL. I’ve never read any of these books tbh. I’ll write my own Bookish and not so bookish thoughts in a bit.

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