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Bibliophiliac is the space where one passionate, voracious reader reflects on books and the reading life. You will find reviews, analysis, links, and reflections on poetry and prose both in and out of the mainstream.
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Friday, June 4, 2010

Book Blogger Hop June 4-7

My work here is nearly done; no, I'm not talking about blogging but my alternate existence as a teacher.  Last night was our graduation, and for the first time since our school opened six years ago, we were rained on.  Now I know how my colleagues look when they get out of the shower!  After our soggy ceremony I went to a dinner hosted by the family of one of my graduates.  All I can say is that if every family were like this, teaching would truly be a dream job, and we would be living in a very different world.  This family invited all of the teachers to dinner at a local restaurant, where they thanked us and honored us for educating their son.  Our student gave a little speech thanking each of the teachers individually, and at the end of the evening the mom told a few cute stories about what our student was like as a little boy.  This is a lovely family, who raised a courteous and honorable son and daughter, and it was a tremendously nice way to spend graduation night (even if I was still damp when I got home at 9:30 last night!).

So today I'm feeling great, if a little tired.  If you are visiting on the Book Blog Hop, welcome.  Bibliophiliac is my blog:  I write about books and the reading life, and sometimes about my life as a teacher.  I'm a passionate and voracious reader, and it all comes back to books for me.  Of course I gave my student a bookstore gift card as a graduation gift!

Thanks to Jennifer at Crazy for Books for hosting the blog hop--I have found so may wonderful book blogs to follow through her auspices.

14 comments:

Jacquelyn said...

Swinging by from the Blog Hop. :) I'm a teacher, too, and just had our graduation rehearsal today. Two more weeks! Anyway, I'm enjoying your blog!

Grad said...

Job well done! Hope you get to enjoy at least part of your summer (although I know teachers really do work all years round. If they arent' teaching, they're planning).

leeswammes said...

Hopping over from the Blog Hop. Hope you have a great holiday after all the hard work!

My blog: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

Kelly McDermott-Bay said...

Just hopping by to say, hi.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

pussreboots said...

I've been reading your blog for ages but I'm a new follower via friend connect and the blog hop. Pussreboots.

PK Reeves said...

hopping over when I saw the blog name. Love the Bibliophiliac set up and will be back definitely.

Come and visit my small party at Aisle B.

http://aisleb.tumblr.com

bibliophile23 said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Your blog is lovely as well. I will definitely be visiting and following.

Grace

Fiona said...

Hopping back at you. :)

Sounds like a lovely evening - even if you got wet!

Bookaholic (Jessica) said...

Hopping by to say hello :)

Great blog.
Hope you can stop by.
Confessions of a Bookaholic

Nymeth said...

Well done, and enjoy your summer! What a nice family...if only more of them were like that.

Booksnob said...

I just became a follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. We do have a lot in common. What do you teach? I teach Social Studies at a inner city high school. I rarely get any thanks from parents or students. I wish more people would take time to appreciate their teachers. It is a very demanding job, physicall and emotionally. Have a great day!

Brenna said...

Thanks for hopping by! I'm now a follower of yours as well :)

bibliophiliac said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on the hop. Once again, I found many new blogs to follow!

Kah Woei said...

Back for the Hop.