Category: Life

June 2016 in Review

Posted June 29, 2016 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

Month in Review

Things that Happened in June

  • I spent a weekend at Glacier National Park. I kind of sort of love it there. It is beautiful. If you haven’t gone, you definitely should!
  • I attended my friend’s wedding in California. My sister came with me and we had a blast.
  • I’ve been doing quite a bit of prep for the upcoming school year. I can’t believe June is over already! Only a month and a half until I am back in the classroom.
  • I did not reread any books this month. Wow! I am pretty sure that is a first this year.
  • I messed with my blog fonts last weekend (and updated my About Me page). I ended up changing up the fonts (both headers and body text) and simplifying my header. My design itself hadn’t changed since last October. Please let me know what you think about the changes! Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Below is the screenshot I took last October after my last design update:

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My Favorite Book of June

Ruined

Ruined by Amy Tintera

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Why I Don’t Write More Discussion Posts…

Posted June 10, 2016 in Let's Discuss, Life / 6 Comments

In case you are unaware, I am an elementary school teacher. I work in the special education room with both SPED and Title students. In our classroom, every day is a new adventure. Even though we have lesson plans, I don’t think we had a single day this year where we actually followed it in it’s entirety. We schedule in a little crazy but this year has been even crazier than anticipated.

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May 2016 in Review

Posted June 1, 2016 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

May 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • We have had one of the craziest Mays ever. It was over 70*F one day, and the next is was snowing so bad that we almost lost power and cars got stuck on the road. Yep, this is simply life in Montana.
  • My little sister graduated from her undergrad program (BA in Psychology, if anyone is interested).
  • My little sister also happened to move home with me… with her cats (whom I am allergic to a lot more than my cat).
  • My family and I drove to visit our family in Wisconsin. We got home late yesterday. I had forgotten about this trip which means that my monthly wrap-up was not scheduled ahead of time.
  • The school year ended. This really is bittersweet. I love my job and I enjoy working with the students. However, summer is much appreciated.
  • My favorite book of the month was The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh.

My Favorite Tweets of May

Books I Read in May

Lady MidnightThe CrownMap of FatesBurning Glass
BlackveilTruthwitchHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsSee How They Run
Stars AboveThe Rose and the DaggerSecrets in the SnowTen Thousand Skies Above You

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Surviving Fictional World {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 14, 2016 in Life, Reading / 0 Comments

Armchair BEA

It is a bit funny that this is the topic of the day. Last week, I wrote a post about how I would never have survived Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts.

There are so many fictional worlds it would be awesome to live in. However, I have very little confidence in my ability to survive in any of them.

I know I would never be able to survive Sacoridia. Much as I love the Green Rider series, I would never be able to survive there! Groundmites or something from Blackveil would have killed me early on.

The same goes for Sheehan and Morek in The Last Oracle series. I don’t have any faith in my ability to survive Clio’s world.

At the moment, I cannot think of any fictional worlds in which I might be able to survive. Obviously, I have no faith in my abilities. I would survive best in my own world surrounded by my books.

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Which fictional worlds would you be able to survive? Which would eat you alive?

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Beyond the Books {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 13, 2016 in Life, Reading / 0 Comments

Armchair BEA

I meant to write this post last night but I didn’t end up getting it done. I have been feeling a bit under the weather and apologize for taking so long to get this up. Enjoy!


Going beyond traditional books, I love audiobooks. There are utterly amazing (if you find a good narrator) because I can be working, cleaning, or doing dishes while listening to a good audiobook.

There are some books I have read exclusively via audiobook. I have read all of Kiera Cass’s books as audio only. Audiobooks are also how I read Game of Thrones while driving cross-country.

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