Slicing with the Two Writing Teachers community is a pleasure every week. Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Beth and Anna! FYI- I am making progress with the books. Now my hallway is filling up with boxes of books that will be leaving! I wish each of you could drop in to take a few!
I'm joining the community of #cyberPD, and hope to see some of you there, too! This summer's book is Digital Reading: What's Essential in Grades 3-8. You can purchase from NCTE, or from Amazon, and download it as an e-book. Click here to read more about #cyberPD or click here to join the Google+ discussion group! It's a pleasure every summer to participate in this knowledgeable group. I know I've retired, but still am so interested in what everyone might share about how they are doing with integrating digital reading in their classrooms.
Clearly a large, important slice of my life is reading. I love to read, and am wondering today and this evening if you have some kind of ritual, "thing" that you do when you are about to finish a book? When I woke up this morning, I knew what was ahead: more book cleaning out, a little dusting, reading blog posts and finishing Maggie Stiefvater's Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I've had this book since it came out, but just hadn't read it yet. Now I have. But it took me all day to read about 40 pages! I messed around with my book cleaning. Then I read a chapter. I took a walk, read another chapter. I vacuumed the whole house (which I wasn't planning to do), then read another chapter. I even re-read a chapter.
And finally, I finished the book around dinner time. I was sad, took some notes, and wrote my review, which you can find on Goodreads if you're interested. I love the series, the next one isn't out till February. And I managed to take all day to finish the book! I take a long time at the end of nearly every book, especially those I am enjoying. What do you do?