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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Getting Ready


Librarians do not really have summers "off" as many people like to think. We read. We consider information sources. We fulfill requests from teachers (who also do not have summers "off") for curriculum needs and ideas. We think about ways to collaborate with our colleagues. We plan the books we will read aloud to classes during library time.

But since this is my last official day "off" before workshop begins tomorrow, I am allowing myself to do non-school things. Sort of. I finished the Z is for Moose book bag I plan to use every day when I go to school. Thanks to my mom for getting me fabric and to Paul Zelinsky for making it available at spoonflower.com. And I am trying to finish the three adult books I started this week: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel, and The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. The first has a few compassionate characters who have filled me with gratitude for how they interact with others. The second opened my eyes to what a group of strong women endured as they supported their husbands and the country during the space race. And the third weaves the lives of unlikely people together in a captivating manner. Tomorrow - and for the next nine months - my adult reading will be limited. But today I am getting ready for school.

5 comments:

  1. At the beginning of the school year, I always feel like I need to get back into the classroom. The feeling doesn't last long tho because I am quite content about being retired. I hope that your school year is nothing short of wonderful.

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  2. the bag is wonderful. may the year equal it.

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  3. Love the way you weave book love into everything you do!

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  4. I hope you enjoyed an adult beverage with those last few pages of summer.

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  5. My former art teacher colleague was just here visiting before she goes back to school. She enjoyed this post, nodding her head.What a joyful bag you created!!! Check your mailbox soon!

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