We did have a nice, quiet-ish holiday, so that was nice. And the food was great, thank you very much (yes, I made it!) Now, the kids are getting ready to head back to school tomorrow and life returns to normal--or at least as normal as life can be in December.
I am starting, or at least re-starting, something this month. Waaaaay back, in my single days, I participated in a program here called SMART, which stands for Start Making A Reader Today. Through this program, volunteers go into the public schools to read with children (usually grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade) who need a little extra help. I kept telling myself I would go back to it when both of my kids were in school. Well, that happened this fall and I'm just now getting around to it. I will admit that I was motivated a bit this time because I'm looking for some good to do in my community in the aftermath of the election. Anyway, I was placed at the elementary school in our neighborhood, so I can actually walk over. I start this Thursday and I'm really looking forward to it!
Another thing that happened this week actually came from last week's IMWAYR post! Someone--and I apologize, but I can't remember who--posted about Serial. It's an app where you can get eBooks that are in the public domain delivered to your phone or whatnot each day in bite-sized portions. I immediately downloaded it and selected This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Each day, I get about 10 minutes worth of reading and it is the perfect chunk. In retrospect, I wish I had chosen a different book to start with, though. This Side of Paradise is Fitzgerald's unfinished novel and, well, it's rough. But, at this point, I'm far enough in that I want to finish it and, really, 10 minutes a day is not bad.
If you are the blogger who posted about this last week, please let me know and I'll give you some link love here for it!
It's Monday....What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Please visit her blog to link up and join in the fun!
- Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
- This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner (Audiobook)
- The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
What are you reading this week?