Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Essay and the Essayist

I love to read a good essay.
Hopefully you have read these essays: A List from Flavorwire:

Also here are wonderful essayists to read: A list from Flavorwire:

Enjoy the reads.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I can't believe I haven't posted about Bossypants- By Tina Fey.

Read it and laugh.
Enjoy the read.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deep and Important to Read and Understand

The New Jim Crow By Michelle Alexander.

Here are some articles and interviews about and with Michelle.


Legal Scholar: Jim Crow Still Exists In America


NYT: Go to Trial Crash the Justice System By Michelle

TED- Another speaker Bryan Stevenson- son of Rosa Parks: Hard Truths About the Justice System

They are not easy reads, but truly important and inspiring.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Go to a Reading!

I have been going to the Happy Ending Reading Series.
It is wonderful to attend once a month because
a. I love the readings and music.
b. I get great new books to read to enjoy.
c. I am exposed to things I wouldn't normally read or pick up on my own.

Here are a few of the latest authors that have come by who I have greatly enjoyed:
Heidi Julavits- Absolutely hilarious! The Uses of Enchantment
Hari Kunzru- Gods without Men
Elissa Schappell- Blueprints for Building Better Girls

If you are ever in town, go to the series at Joe's Pub.
It is a good time.
Hope you enjoy the reads as well.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is Here

Welcome spring!

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Welcome Back!

I am going to try and catch you all up slowly on my reading life.
I will start with this initial post and hopefully will have more to come!
I will start with my kindle and some of the things that I have been reading to help me think about
school and work and raising kids!

This past year I have read:

Drive by Daniel Pink

Nurture Shock By Po Bronson

Enhancing Professional Practice By Charlotte Danielson

Change Leader By Michael Fullan

I think out of all of them, Drive was my favorite, although Change Leader is my runner up!