Saturday, August 7, 2021

"Hello, it's me..."

Wow, I posted back in March...and disappeared again. Sometimes things don't work out the way we plan. I'm sure we all know this. I'll leave it at that.

From my last post, I'd like to say I still follow Bookaholics on Facebook, and I always enjoy the questions, comments, and comradery of the people that belong there. It's really nice to have a place to go on social media that is actually monitored closely, where you are only allowed conversations about books and reading. You know, it's a place where you don't have to hear what anyone thinks about everything else that's going on in the world. Thank goodness for safe harbors on social media! 

As for books I'm currently reading Jo Nesbo's The Redeemer. I really enjoy his serial killers (which, yes, I know sounds more than a bit off). And, just so you know, reading about a detective who hunts down killers is not usually my cup of tea. Nesbo is my only exception. There's just something about his style of writing that I like. I love that the protagonist, Harry, is very flawed personally, but so smart and confident when it comes to his job. I also like that people underestimate him, and he doesn't feel the need to show off to prove they're wrong, he just does his job...and does it well. My kind of guy!

Speaking of my kind of guys, I would like to give a shout out about Matthew McConaughey's book, Greenlights. I was going to read it, but was told it is quite enjoyable on Audible. Listening to Matthew is quite entertaining, so I took him on a road trip to Georgia with me for the week of Fourth of July. When you're traveling on I-20, it's pretty much a straight away. It's easier for me to focus on listening with few obstacles and distractions in my way. I enjoyed every minute of his storytelling. He is a delightful traveling companion! Try a sample for yourself on Audible and you'll see what I mean.

In other news, school is starting back up here in Texas. I'm excited for the school year to begin, and I can't wait to welcome back our students next week! I'm currently reading a couple of "classics" some teachers found in old lockers. I'll let you know if they were worth blowing the dust off of for a read. :)

Happy reading!!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Back in the Writing Saddle

It's time. 

Time to begin again.

Life is full of restarts. No one knows this better than I do.

I won't write about what has happened since the last time I blogged. We are all too aware of all that. I will say, instead, that I've learned a lot in the last year. I've worked really hard and found this old dog can still learn new tricks, since I now teach both virtually and in a classroom. I know how to use more technology now than I ever care to list...or ever care to use outside of my job. It's one of the reasons I stopped blogging: too much screen time required for teaching in the last year.

I have read a lot of books in the last year, though, and I look forward to sharing some book reviews with you! I'm currently on Spring Break from school, so I will post a book review later on this week. I hope you'll come back and check it out! 

And, one more thing,...if you're a book lover and want a good place to go to ONLY discuss books and your love of reading, I'd like to encourage you to join Bookaholics on Facebook. When I reached the point of giving up on social media in the last year, I found Bookaholics, and they saved me. :)

Happy reading!