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Posts from the “Books You Should Read” Category

Feed the Tree

Posted on March 9, 2015

Occasionally, I’ll stumble (hint: it’s almost always from my sister, Erika) across something that I think I’m going to love, and I do, but it takes me ages and ages and ages to figure out that I love it. Twitter was like that. “I don’t get why people tweet . . . it is just plain stupid,” I lamented one afternoon, only to be brought low when I wanted to enter a contest for a new camera bag. Of course I would start tweeting if I got a few more entries. There have been a few books along the way, purchased and then forgotten about until months later, including Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook. Yet another idea I can thank my sister for. When I…

Hungry Like the Wolf

Posted on March 25, 2012

If you know me even a little bit, you know what I do Monday through Friday from 7:10 AM to 2:40 PM. If you don’t know me at all, allow me to enlighten you. I’m a teacher. I make no apologies about that, and I’m pretty damn passionate about my “job,” but that is a post for another day. Seriously, I’ll bend your ear about education at a later date. Because of what I do and who I work with, I’m surrounded by literature and all sorts of readers. Kids who devour books and tear apart a carefully crafted book shelf. Kids who must be guided into a selection, make that every selection. Kids who only read when they have an assignment due. Kids…