This past weekend I attended the annual Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference for the second year in a row. This event always comes at the perfect time- right after registration for Spring semester. This means it's right after mid-terms, the stress of making a new schedule, seeing how many classes I have before I can get my degree and feeling like I will never graduate, and it's the perfect way for me to be re-inspired and reassure myself that I am getting into the right career for me. English teachers (and teachers in general) are truly special people, and deserve so much more praise and recognition than they often get.
School has also slowed down a bit in the past week, so I found a little time for reading and watching Netflix, which was heaven after the last two weeks. I'm hoping to do lots of reading this weekend and get some posts done that have just been sitting in my brain for a while.
What I Read:
I finished (and really enjoyed) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and continued on with The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater. I'm so close to finishing the mammoth that is The Lamplighter by Maira Susana Cummings for my American Lit. class, so hopefully I can get that done within the next week.
I'm still reading The Raven Boys, which has really picked up now so I think I will wiz through the rest of it, and I have started Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl.
What I Bought:
I saw the illustrated Harry Potter in person for the first time today and couldn't leave the store without it. My mom won't be happy to hear that I have bought something off of my Christmas list, but I couldn't leave it.
What I Posted:
Monday- I posted my most recent Just Added post. My TBR is getting out of control!
Tuesday- Top Ten Tuesday was all about Debut Authors and Books
Wednesday- I reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Thursday- I spotlighted some books on my TBR at my Apartment
Last Week's Wrap-Up (I'm a survivor)
I'm hoping to write up some posts this weekend, but I'm not sure what yet. But look out for lots of Girl Power posts for the Classics Club Women's Literature Event, because I have lots of posts I want to get out.
Stacking the Shelves Hosted by: Tynga's Reviews
The Sunday Post Hosted by: Caffeinated Book Reviewer
What gets you re-inspired when you're feeling blah about blogging, reading, creating art, or just life in general? I'd love to hear about it.