Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. I'm back! Last week's post was horrible, as was last Wednesday-Friday, as I was trying to get everything graded and completed to end the school year. Now that it's all over I'm so relieved, although it does feel weird with it ending but not being there. 

2. One of the best quick meals ever is a pita slathered in mushed up avocado and topped with a fried egg. Just thought you should know.


3. We're reading Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for book club. I have all summer to get through it, but I need to make sure to start it plenty early, since things don't always go according to schedule now. My husband read it earlier this year and basically liked it, so I'm excited to be able to talk about it with him.

4. I'm really trying to work with Sawyer on napping right now, specifically napping while not being held. He has made it 32 minutes in his crib right now, with me sitting in the rocker on the other side of the room blogging. Fingers crossed he makes it five more hours... or fifteen minutes.

5. We're watching the new Orange is the New Black season and my husband blew my mind by pointing out that Red is Janeway from Star Trek. Whoa. Someone let herself go a tad. And I still love Crazy Eyes. 


6. My good friend, quite the reader herself, found herself in the mood to buy books the other day and asked me for ten recommendations. It was ridiculous how happy it made me.

7. I'm just starting The Book Thief. Read it? Loved? Hated?

8. I loved this article about a school that also included a student's service dog in their yearbook.


9. It's weird not getting five million emails from my students every day. I sort of miss it.


  1. That avocado things looks amazing. That is all.

  2. Loved the Book Theif. Might take you a while to get into it, but by halfway through, you'll be hooked (fingers crossed)

  3. I hope you enjoy the Book Thief - I really loved it!

  4. I haven't read the Book Thief, yet, but I want to. I'm interested to see what you end up thinking about it. I want that avocado pita. YUM. And I love when friends ask me for recommendations. Unless they end up disliking a book and then I'm ridiculously hurt by it. I take it personally like they are my children.

  5. 3. I loved it. It's a big book but I reckon you'll rip through it - easy reading.
    7. One of the best books I've ever read. Keep the tissues handy.
    8. That is wonderful.

  6. Pitta/avocado/egg - oh my! Need!

  7. Omg - Red = Capt Janeway?!? I would have never guessed!

    Good luck on the nap thing. My babe is 4 months today and will still only nap on me. Sigh.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on The Book Thief. I thought it was a bit overrated and it was a tough book to get into based on how it was written.