Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sunday Salon: I'm Back

Okay, so it's a little early to be posting a Sunday Salon post, but in a way, I feel like this is my Sunday! After a crazy couple of weeks trying to get back into the groove with work, we had our end of term. That forced me into a quick stress zone of late-night grading, last-minute panicking (on the part of students wanting that better grade), and change of term schedule hopping. We had other stressful events at school that I won't go into, but let's just say that I'm more than thankful to be on our way to a new term! I'm also thrilled over the things I'll be teaching the second half of the year. These books and play include: Arms and the Man, Les Miserables, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Brave New World. I'm excited to get started on each one of these great pieces!

Now that I have a little more breathing room, I have much to look forward to in my own reading. This weekend, I'll be organizing what I'd like to teach next year for our school's new Popular Fiction class. That means I'll be reading some of the following, to see which books I'd like to teach.
I pretty much have decided on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I think that will be a great, exciting read to dive into with the students, and one that many of them will already own.

For my own enjoyment, and ARCs and other books I'm getting ready to review, I'll be reading some great books over this wonderful three-day weekend.

Thankfully, I'm back into the reading groove, and hope that responsibilities hold off for a little while! I hoped to fix up my office this weekend, buying THREE new bookcases to hold everything; however, thanks to my goal to try to pay cash for things, I'm going to hold off until next month. In a way, that gives me an excuse to let it all sit there another month while I go read!

I'm curious. Since I've been out of the loop for the past several weeks, what have you read lately that you really enjoyed?


  1. Great books; this reminds me that I really have to try some Marian Keyes or The Luxe series soon.

    Recently I read The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and I really enjoyed it!

  2. I loved The Hunger Games and highly recommend that one. I received Maze Runner for Christmas, but have yet to get to it. As for recent good reads . . . sadly, I don't have any! I look forward to hearing what others have to say on this one!

  3. I've been doing m/m month in January, so all the books I've read have been related to that (well-most books). The Dickens with Love was pretty good. I also read Some Girls Bite and that was pretty good.