Saturday, October 10, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Things are a bit crazy around here, and I feel like I've neglected Literate Lives for the past couple of weeks. Karen expressed her frustration earlier with the new tech stuff in our district, thank goodness I'm not involved with all of the new progress report stress, everything in the library seems to be working just fine (knocking on wood) but the schedule is pretty full. It's mostly good stuff, but it does take time away from my reading, so I've had nothing to review. The craziness includes taking another class toward my media specialist (really don't like that title) endorsement, planning my summer trips to Boston, the book fair opens Monday, headed to D.C. for the Kidlit Conference, and reading Cybil nominated books! WHEW!

Once the nominations are closed, I think we will be able to start blogging about the books we've read in the non-fiction/informational picture book category, but until then here's a partial list of what I've read so far:

Keep On: The Story of Matthew Henson Co-Discoverer of the North Pole
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Bake You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
A Young Dancer: The Life of an Ailey Student
Faces of the Moon
The Day Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors
Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little

Throw in all of the day to day, family stuff, and I'm whooped! OK, now I'll stop whining and get busy reading something. Thanks for listening!

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