Beautiful photo by Len Janes
My reading life has slowed down considerably in the last few weeks. I forget how busy I get at this time of year in the classroom! Training a group of seven-year-olds takes an enormous amount of energy — it’s fun, but exhausting. So, I haven’t finished a book in two weeks! But I AM reading, however slowly … I’m actually in the middle of S. F. Said’s, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, and am enjoying it. And I’m listening to the audiobook of Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana, and am also enjoying it. In the classroom, I’ve read aloud all the current Akimbo books, by Alexander McCall Smith, and have just started Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White, a perennial fall favorite read aloud. So my reading life is alive and well … just in slow motion!