Thursday was the last day of the 2010-2011 academic year for me, and it feels like it went by so fast. Some years just seem to drag on, but this year sped by. As the year wound down, I started to think of all the things I'd like to do differently next year. I need to process all of these thoughts and get them down on paper, because August 8th will be here before I know it. Yes, that's right, we teachers will be back at school on August 8th. I grew up in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, and the first day of school was always after Labor Day, so returning to school in early August just doesn't feel right.
In eight days I begin the Summer Institute at Coastal Savannah Writing Project. This is good, because otherwise I would probably twitter my summer away. Right now all I really want to do is sit on my balcony and read books, a desire I have indulged over the last three days. I finished reading Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (for TLC Book Tours). I highly recommend this thriller-I read it in one sitting (review to post on June 22nd). I'm also nearly finished with Teacher at Point Blank: Confronting Sexuality, Violence, and Secrets in a Suburban School by Jo Scott-Coe. Some of the most honest and compelling writing I've ever read about the teaching profession.
Yesterday I started Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, which I'm about to go read on the balcony. So far: amazing.
What are your reading plans for the day (or the summer)?