I only made it officially through one book in February (which is an all time low for me), but one powerful book is better than two or three crappy ones, right? It all started when my colleague was complaining about her new-age instructor for an education leadership class. Apparently his love for dream-catchers and meditation was his answer to being a great principal. The more I asked … Continue reading Full Catastrophe Living
Well dang it – I already screwed up my “Read one classic book a month” goal. I really did start a classic, but after about 70 pages it was so boring! (The title of this book shall remain nameless). So instead, I gravitated back to my comfort zone… Let’s just say I’m a pseudo expert on the 1972 plane crash in the Andes that left … Continue reading Books of January
This month I had a lot of time for reading, what with four snow days and two weeks of winter break…and yet I spent most of that playing video games. But with such ample time, I managed to wrap up my annual goal to read three books a month. For this post, I’ll recap my December three, and then list my favorite books of 2016 below. … Continue reading #9 – Read 3 Books a Month. Check.
In the beginning of November, I was so excited for the holidays. I was a living Pinterest board. I had my plaid scarf and my new winter jacket with the fur and a pumpkin spice latte in my hand and and was eyeing wreaths at the grocery store. A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott – Thus my first book of the month was … Continue reading Books of November
I’ve been doing so much reading that I think it’s actually time to take a break and play video games for the rest of the month; truly, I’ve earned it. Palo Alto by James Franco – Ugh this book. Was it supposed to be ironic and I’m not smart enough to see it? I do have a degree in literature…if the purpose was to make me … Continue reading Books (and barf) of October
As usual this month, there were some winners and some losers. The Locked Ward: Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly by Dennis O’Donnell – Written by a guy who was an orderly for many years in a psychiatric unit, he loosely retells stories that he witnessed and experienced with patients and other orderlies. I admit that I chose this one hoping for some shocking stories, stuff that would … Continue reading Books of September
July and August were fluid, summer months. I’m not quite sure when I finished which books, I just know that I did as much reading as possible…and all good books! Life in the Middle Ages by Richard Winston – Only a nerd like me would kick back on the beach with a good historical account of how people lived their lives during medieval Europe. While … Continue reading Books of July & August