Deb Nance at Readerbuzz runs The Sunday Salon.
What a busy week! As seems to be my norm these days, lots of union work with a negotiations session, multiple meetings to create side letters (language that doesn't appear in the contract since it's about a specific event/time period) since our elementary schools are back in person on Monday and our secondary schools will be back on March 10. Supposedly our county is vaccinating educators (and grocery and agriculture workers) starting on Monday, but so far, it looks like our school districts are restricting who is getting them. And we have to drive an hour to the vaccination location for educators. Ugh. Other counties seem to be opening it up for all people in education, but not ours. Since I don't work directly with students, I may have to wait quite a while.
I've also been busy conducting interviews for college scholarships. I am the president of my high school's alumni association and we give out over $200,000 a year to graduating students and alumni who are furthering their education. It's such a great feeling to meet the applicants (via zoom this year) and know that most of them will get money.
I posted the following CYBILS finalist reviews. I have now posted my reviews for all of the CYBILS finalists in my two categories. Whew!
- You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
- Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
- The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
I posted this photo as my February Reads and I am proud to say I stuck to it! The only one I didn't read is We Want to Do More than Survive. We are discussing it in another couple of weeks with an educator group so I moved it to the March pile. I also read an additional 3 books that weren't on my original pile, but I must say I enjoyed creating a pile at the start of the month.
This image is the plan/goal for my March Reads. I am trying to create a pile of books that includes YA and adult, fiction and nonfiction, thriller, romance, and literary novel. And I choose 6 books knowing I can read that in a month, but hoping I'll read a few extras. First up is The Four Winds.
This graphic is a link to my Challenges page.