Also, the start of the semester. One of those is more impressive than the other. Hint: it’s the one related to school.
Hello! I haven’t participated in this meme in a while (since mid-July! wow!), but I read two awesome books this week and wanted to share. I was going to do an August wrap-up, but honestly, all you need to know is that the best book I read last month was Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, which is, of course, a re-read. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had a friend like Frog? I think so.
This past week, I read:
I was upset about the censorship issues surrounding this book on GP. Now that I’ve read it, I’m even angrier.
This book is lovely and honest and necessary. The characters are wonderful, and it has so so much heart. We need to stop telling children what their experiences should be and let the books they read show what their experiences ARE.
Kamala is the actual best. Love, love, love, love, love.
As of today, I’m reading:
I assigned On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King to my fiction writing students, and that discussion is Wednesday, so I am re-reading to prepare. I am only about 50 or so pages in, so I should probably finish soon, huh?
I started A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi at the beginning of the month, and I am still not done. I like the premise but it’s (obviously) not very compelling beyond that. Maybe I’ll finish it this week. Who knows? (You can see how into it I am, ha.)
Happy reading, everyone!