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Sunday Salon: April 8, 2018

My life in books: 
Challenges progress:
  • Non-fiction--My goal is 20 books and I've read 19 already!
  • Literary Voyage around the world--Read books set in as many countries as possible. I have read in 12 countries so far, recently adding Saudi Arabia.
  • Literary Escapes--Track the US states. I have read books set in 13 states so far and in the past weeks added New Jersey.
  • Read all of the ALA YA Award Winners--I have already read 5 of these winners.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--I have done this each month so far. For April the motif is Local but I haven't figured out what to read for that yet.
My life outside books:
Two weeks ago I was on spring break with no real plans, what a relief. So, I did a bunch of work, mostly on the curriculum for a course I will teach in the summer. It was fun to have time to create! 

This week I ran a professional development day for all of our social studies teachers and, despite the fact that I was pretty sick, it went really well. The teachers were enthusiastic and got great work done.

Over spring break I got sick; I haven't been sick in over 2 years! It was a sore throat that turned into the deep voice sort of thing so nothing too major, but still. My daughter came home last Friday and was super sick, warning me that hers started out as a sore throat as well. Yep. Mine progressed, too so we're both on Flonase and antibiotics. Typical educator getting sick on a school holiday. But, today I feel about 95% better so Yay for science!

It's the start of a new month and that means another Action for Happiness calendar. For the month of April the theme is "active."

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