This week I discovered the impulse-buying capacities of the Nook, began the Don Quixote readalong with Stu at Winston's Dad, and started reading several books simultaneously (not my usual practice). I realized how little time I have left before work begins again (one week) and also realized how many books I'd like to read before then (too many). I started reading Driftless by David Rhodes--how happy I am to renew my acquaintance with July Montgomery. There is another readalong I want to participate in (Middlemarch with Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot). I have a love affair with Middlemarch, which I have already read two or three times. I love reading, but I think I love rereading even more. I think probably I should spend more time rereading books--that would be a good list, and I'm going to give it a thought.
Since my school year begins very soon, whenever I go anywhere in public people delight in declaring to me: you'll be going back soon! Really, it makes me want to stay home. I went to Best Buy with my husband this afternoon, and one of my former students--he just graduated in June, and really, he's one of my favorites (and they're all favorites) came rushing over to give me a hug. Then he had to ask. When do you go back? Same thing in the Starbucks--the manager knows me from school, since both of his sons graduated from the school where I teach: When do you go back? Sigh. How in the world am I going to start getting up at five in the morning again?
But you know what? Going back in the building always surprises me--I always get caught up in the excitement and the energy. There is something wonderful about working in a school and always having new beginnings.
So, dear readers and loyal followers, are you starting something soon (school, a new job, a new phase in your life)? Or, (good essay tests offer more than one option) what would you put on your list of Books to Reread?