Now that I've talked about all the reasons and ways I'm trying to get my students to read over the summer as well, its time to focus on ME.
Sometimes I think that now that I'm blogging I spend more time thinking about and reading about books than I do actually READING books, but then I realize that I'm actually reading about 3 times annually what I used to read when I was "just" a bookworm. That makes me feel better about all the book-related stuff I do. Besides, it's fun!
For example, I made a list of some books I really hope to get to this summer. Some were on last summer's list. And that's okay! And I know I'll read plenty that's not on this list. I'm just trying to focus my enthusiasm a tiny bit.
I've also made a (not very pretty) series tracker. I hadn't realized how many series I'm behind on! And this is the whittled down version--I left off some that I might get back to some day and tried to focus on the ones that I really do intend to keep reading.
I brought home a case of three dozen books from my classroom library, all books I've been meaning to read all year but never got to. Again, I probably won't read all of them, but I will read some of them for sure.
THEN I committed to the book-a-day challenge started by Donalyn Miller. I'll be tracking those books here.
It really does make me happy that there are so many great books to look forward to! Have I mentioned yet how much I love summer?
Not actually related, but I borrowed a friend's botanical sketch book and came up with this.