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Not a Title in Sight
It’s the end of January. I’m down to the final days of the month, and I have a problem. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big problem – it’s probably not even a problem at all. But in the world of my classroom, it’s a problem of monumental proportions. It could derail the reading we have going on. I have no Schmidt’s Pick title for February. None. I’m empty. Dry. Barren.
Posted in Independent Reading/SSR/Reader's Workshop Tagged as: A Northern Light, Airborn, Cassandra Clare, Independent Reading, Infernal Devices, James Dashner, Jennifer Donnelly, kenneth oppel, Maze Runner, Michael Scott, Mortal Instruments, Nancy Werlin, suzanne collins, The Alchemyst, The Christopher Killer, The Hunger Games, The Killer's Cousin, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult literature
Same Auld Lang Syne
As 2010 draws to close, I, like so many others, am taking stock of the year. The good, the bad, the ugly – it’s all there laid out in front of me like books on a shelf for me to view and ponder. Overall, this has been a pretty good year. I don’t know if it’s the best ever since I have more years in front of me. It certainly wasn’t the worst. There were moments of pure joy and moments of heartache. Moments of peace and moments of strife. To paraphrase Ecclesiastes, there is a time for everything, which helps when I set ridiculously unrealistic goals or expect to be able to control everything including the uncontrollable. So as I sit next to a fire that is slowly dying reflecting on a year that is quickly dying, I can say it was a pretty good year.