Friday, November 22, 2013

Waiting on My Bookshelf

It’s hard to believe that the semester is almost over, and with it, this term of teaching! I get rather sentimental about it.

But what I’m very excited about is READING BOOKS over break. I’m sure other English and writing teachers feel this way, right? I have started requesting some fun books from the library. So far, waiting for me are:

  • The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees by Stephanie Kaza 
  • Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec 
  • A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes

What else should I read over break? Any recommendations? What are you looking forward to reading?


  1. I've just started Melinda Markham's, "Ninety Five Nights of Listening." It's a doozy --- heavy and thoughtful poems, and though I'm not sure I "get" it all, it is a great swim through language and mood.

  2. How lucky to have a break...I have checked out two books: An Epidemic of Absence and Mark Tobey/Art and Belief Enjoy the weekend Hannah!

  3. I'm reading Joseph Bathanti's wonderful collection 'Concertina' and Sheri Fink's engrossing 'Five Days at Memorial'.

  4. I looked up your three books and they all sound fascinating... and what an interesting selection your readers have too. I am reading 'Guns Germs and Steel' by Jared Diamond.

  5. Just finished "The Bone Season": fascinating (and creepy) dystopian tale-spinning by the infuriatingly talented Samantha Shannon. Who is 23!


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