Sunday, October 17, 2010
Library Loot: Sunday Blatherings
Next week I go in for surgery. I can't say it's not serious, but I do feel confident that it should be all right. In preparation to be gone for a few days, I've had to move my "serious" units and teaching until after I get back. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll have a voice and the energy to really hit them hard when I do return! I'm kind of excited though, since I'll be starting Oedipus with my juniors and studying language structures and foreshadowing. With my AP students, we'll be starting Beowulf before I leave. I have this great couple of lessons on linguistics and the history of the English language that the students get pretty sucked into. It's fun times! As for my Popular Fiction class, we're fully into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. Helping students who haven't read the first six get up to speed has been a lot trickier than I originally thought! We've had to spend about a week talking about different elements of the story so they can read book seven. Honestly though, most of them have seen the films, so they should get the gist of the story. Now it's time for them to just start reading!
As for my own reading, I can say that I've been doing a lot. Most of it has been centered around still trying to finish up the Harry Potter series. I still have about 1/3 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to read, so I'll need to really keep reading as much as I can. My biggest issue is that I have to bounce around a bit. I have been reading other things as well, so I haven't solely been reading just Harry Potter.
Many of the books I currently have on hold at the library are books that they are ordering or processing, so I didn't have many to pick up this week. In fact, I only had the two: The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig and Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Both should be great reads though! (FYI, Library Loot is a meme hosted by Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire from The Captive Reader.)
Well, I have nothing else great nor exciting to report. I'm happily rested, my house is clean, and I know what I'll be doing at school for my lessons (that's over half the battle). In short, I'm doing well right now. How about you?