Summer of 2022 & Reading Plans

My summer is over, friends. And it’s okay. It’s been a wonderful summer, it has truly surpassed all my expectations. Since I start at a new school, this Monday we will have a newly hired week training session, followed by two weeks of regional and campus training to prepare for the students arrival on August…

Summertime 2022, you are a keeper! +rabbit trail of how I finally started reading Watership Down

Isn’t this image pretty? And the textblock is beautifully colored, characteristic of the Avon books edition, a blood orange red in this case, matching with the title color… … and can you believe that Watership Down has became a classic -following the 50 year rule- this year? Published in 1972, these are its current stats…

Vida Poética

Inspired by blogger friend Chris at Calmgrove, who also has a second blog, a photo blog, Minutiae, I started Vida Poética (Poetic Life), which will be just images accompanied by tags and categories that would explain what you are seeing -hopefully without imposing on the viewer. I had lost touch with my creative side since…

Classics Club Spin #30, plus bonus ramblings :)

What is the spin? It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 12th June, 2022, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. When my reader started to get populated with several posts featuring this Classics Club Spin, number 30 already, I knew I had…

2021 Books Read. My Crisis Year

Dear fellow readers, My list of books read in 2020 said it was my ‘come back to blogging’, but obviously it wasn’t. These last two years I went back to teaching full time. In special education. It’s been beyond difficult. I can’t blame it entirely for separating me from books and reading, but it was…

Klara and the Sun

When my friend Kim reminded me of the newest Ishiguro novel, I knew I had to read it, and I’m glad Kim joined too. In the picture I’m featuring the hardcover Knopf American edition, which print font, paper quality, and feel, are a pleasure. The idea of this book started as a children book. It’s…

Memorial Day, & Death in Holy Orders

For eight years or longer, we have been attending a Memorial Day ceremony at a nearby park where there is a wall with the names of local soldiers and military men and women who died serving our country. Today, the guest speaker was a local, Colonel Timothy Vail. We were sitting behind his wife, their…

I’m Back!

I have not a defined idea of what I’ll be writing today, I just felt like saying hi to all. These two months have been busy and hard, but hey, we’re in May, and life is getting back into a newer routine. Much has changed, in our family and out there. We’re adjusting to all…

Readers will… ahem, buy books?

My favorite used and new book store, has recently relocated. I had not visited the new location until yesterday. It’s always strange when a place that’s been home to books, that you’ve visited for many years, changes. The new space is not as warm and curated as the old one. At the entrance, they had…

2019 Reads and my Life Around Them

*Scroll down to the bottom of post for full list. Thanks* My time has come! It’s one of my favorite posts to write. I do love reading your recaps as well. Don’t be shy, and share your links to your yearly recaps in the comments if you wish. I count these posts as Christmas/Birthday presents.…