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Sunday Salon: March 17, 2019

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz is taking over The Sunday Salon and she has decided to make it a blog again rather than only a Facebook group. Yay! I am not doing FB these days so I love that I get to participate again.

My life in books over the past two weeks: 

  • Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Challenges progress:
  • A to Z Reading--I have read books with titles for 18 letters so far: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, L, M, N, O, P, Q, T, U, V, and W.
  • Diversity Reading Challenge--I have read 13 books.
  • Literary Escapes--I have read books set in 16 states so far, adding Hawai'i in the past two weeks. I have read in 26 countries so far adding Iran in the past two weeks.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The March motif is "Royalty, Kingdoms, Empires, Governments" (characters who are involved in government), but I haven't figured out which book to read for this yet.
  • Non-fiction--I have read 10 books so far.
  • YA Award Winners--I have read 6 of the winners
  • My Own Books--This challenge runs from March 15 to May 15, 2019 and I will try to read 10 books off my TBR shelves. So far I have read 1 of them.
My life outside books:
I got the job! What a relief. Now I can relax a bit and look ahead to the future knowing that I am the district's Social Studies Instructional Support Specialist (don't love the new title, but there's nothing I can do about that).

I spent the past 3 days in Palm Springs at the CUE Conference--a conference for technology in education. I love it! It's 3 days of geeked-out educators carrying around multiple devices, and talking about how to enhance education through the use of technology (and not just tech for tech's sake). I went with a great group from my district, which made it twice as fun. And, I was a fangirl when I met Matt Miller, a tech teacher guru.

My daughter decided not to come home for spring break. How dare she?! Actually, I get it. The lure of her friends and sunshine (Florida and Puerto Rico) were just too much and, I realize, it means I've done my job if she is becoming more independent.

We've been working on our Advanced Health Care Directives in our household Have you done yours? Deciding all those end-of-life decisions is a bit overwhelming, but so important.

Oh,  chipmunk ran into my house this morning and I can't find it! Please tell me it immediately ran out one of the other open doors. I have visions of it lurking in my bedroom and pounding on me tonight while I sleep.

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