Finally Back Online

Ok, so at first I got a little lazy with the posting, but then our PC just quit accessing the internet and it took two visits from the cable company and two trips to the PC Dr. (bout 3 weeks total) before we were back up. Not being able to get online really made us think about how much we used the internet. At least 10 times a day we thought of something we could be doing or reading online. I use it a lot for reference too when cooking, trying to figure out what Sam's deal is, or just looking up anything else I think of that I want to know.

I read a few books in the past month, of course. Here's the lineup:

The Plague of Doves - Louise Erdrich
Seeker - William Nicholson
Clash of the Sky Galleons - Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart (Edge Chronicles)
Into the Dark - Peter Abrahams (An Echo Falls mystery)
Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Wall and the Wing - Laura Ruby (one of Hannah's new favorites)
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

Right now I am reading Sold by Patricia McCormick and Hannah & I are reading Savvy by Ingrid Law together.

I also had an idea for Poetry Friday - haiku reviews. Hopefully I'll remember this Friday. I thought this might be better for me than trying to write critical or descriptive reviews, as I feel like I tend to ramble. Whenever I try to talk too much about a particular book, especially plot, I flashback to my 5th grade field trip where we met our penpals and I responded to the librarian's request to talk about the book I was reading with what felt like a 10-minute recap of everything that had happened in the story to that point. I swear it was like an out of body experience, like I was just floating above myself listening to myself go on and on and on and on. I think this is my first memory of my fear of public speaking, which I had pretty bad till my first day of teaching. It's hard to believe I talk to groups of people every day when I used to be so afraid of it. Anyway, enough rambling for now.

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