Reading Challenge 2020: April

Hello! Last time I checked, today is Thursday towards the end of June...and knowing that this post is technically for April just really fits with my personality and aesthetic. 🙂 The challenge book for April was A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, challenge being to "read a book that was originally published... Continue Reading →

May Wrap-Up

Somehow it is more than halfway through June, I'm officially done teaching for the school year (what a WEIRD end to my first-year of teaching), and I am ready to play catch-up...starting with my wrap-up from last month! May was a busy month for reads: I read nine books I hadn't read before and two... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 78-83

Day 78: Fact: Black lives matter. Speak up loud; know your privilege.Enough is enough. Day 79: Sword ferns branching outin groups, like an audiencefor the waterfall. Day 80: So what if all dayI watch Property Brotherson HGTV? Day 81: Overwhelming times.How does one slow down and breathe? Perhaps more reading. Day 82: Vanilla lattes:you are... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 70-77

Day 70: Sit with dignityWatch thoughts come and go like cloudsdrifting through blue sky. Day 71: Pride and Prejudicetells me something new each timeI escape within. Day 72: The sun's heat beats downenveloping all in itswarm, sleepy, embrace. Day 73: Mindfulness brings moreintention to small moments. Connection to all. Day 74: Elizabeth youtorture poor Darcy... Continue Reading →

Haiku A Day: Days 62-69

Haikus are still going strong even though I have not been posting them! Day 62: Zoom birthdays are weird. We should have been in Bend now. Thankful for my friends. Day 63: Grey days here againGloom settles around the houseTry to stay awake. Day 64: Lavender latteThe balm to my weary soulbright spot in the... Continue Reading →

Review: Real Murders

Hello Fellow Book Lovers! I have sat down at my desk for the past few days to write this post, and just haven't been able to do it. I have the quarantine blues, coupled with the rainy day blues. All productivity went out the window--bye grading, bye assignments, bye exercise motivation. However, the sun has... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 57-59

Day 57: I photograph books. If I make them appealing, maybe more will read. Day 58: Wake up. Breathe. Feel myyoga mat beneath my feet.Palms together. Peace. Day 59: Grief comes suddenlya wave crashing on me thenebbing carelessly.

Haiku a Day: Days 50-56

Here you go, the second installment of haikus. After this, I will be caught up, and what a feeling that will be! Day 50: Fifty days of this. I'm like a bird in cage.Sunshine helps me through. Day 51: Cinco de mayoTime spent with friends over ZoomGrateful for laughter Day 52: Latin and Greek rootsfill... Continue Reading →

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