It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 8/13/18

On the blog: A slice in the popular Currently format In reading: A lovely, poignant memoir about a blind poet’s first guide dog that’s really about coming to an acceptance of yourself for the very first time in middle age. It’s also about having hope and feeling a true sense of possibility for yourself later…

Currently: Slice of Life #sol18

Reading… Emma’s Rug, a picture book recommended for a lesson on rereading in Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak’s Still Learning to Read, and An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic, a wonderfully erudite memoir by Daniel Mendelsohn ostensibly about the semester his 81-year-old father enrolled in a seminar on The Odyssey that Mendelsohn…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 8/6/18

On the blog: A slice about a confusing breakfast request: Butt Cake In reading: I love #cyberPD but didn’t participate very fully this summer. I only posted once, in fact. I did read Being the Change and took detailed notes and thought about how I might adapt some of the lessons for my college students.…

Butt Cake: Slice of Life #sol18

My son woke up uncharacteristically late yesterday morning, which made him cranky. He doesn’t like to miss the morning any more than I do. “What would you like for breakfast?” I asked. I love everything about eating breakfast and everything about making breakfast. If I had my way, all three meals in the day would…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/30/18

On the blog: A slice about fallow writing periods and getting back into the daily habit of writing In reading: A Gentleman in Moscow is already a very fat novel, but I would have been happy had it been twice as long. The plot didn’t sound altogether compelling to me: a Russian aristocrat is condemned…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/23/18

On the blog: A slice about watching a cheetah run on our recent vacation in San Diego In reading: Susan Goldman Rubin shares the story behind the famous quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, for younger readers. This is a long picture book, but on the short end of long picture books, with lots of photographs…