Good night 😴
Mars is 4.5 lbs of pure love 🥰
We made a little sleeping nest for the princess because she threw an absolute fit last night in her kennel. 🤣 So far, not a peep out of her. Thank God because I was too tired to read today after a night of her yapping and howling. 😴
@Kappadeemom Winston is adjusting better than I would've expected him to. 😊 He's taking his role as big brother very, very seriously.
Okay, okay...last one. #NotSorry for the puppy spam. 🐾
A student of mine has a dachshund and a corgi who had puppies, and she brought them to school one day. This one walked right out of the litter and bonded with me. 🥺 So they let me adopt her. Mars is 8 weeks old and a perfect fit for the family. 💕
A warm welcome to the newest reading companion: Mars. 🤍
Book number ✌️ today. I'm on a bit of a non-fiction kick.
I don't remember the last time I read an entire book in one day. Nay, an entire book in five hours. Saroo's story captivated me. As soon as I put the book down, I watched the movie with my husband. I'm in awe of his resilience, persistence, and immense love for his family. What an incredible journey. 👏👏
I'm not big on self-help books, but OMG this book is a masterpiece. I love how she tells her story and then tells little anecdotes that would seem like simple everyday occurrences but, given the context, make you reconsider your comfort zone and the way you approach life. I also love Doyle's podcast. 🙌
I've never been big on reading poetry. It felt stigmatized for some reason which honestly makes no sense.
I've been working through this book for the past couple of weeks, and I've found that I'm in love with poetry. I love parsing them out in my head. I love making connections that I hadn't before. I love sharing my favorites with my students and watching them roll their eyes at me.
Would you share your favorite poets with me in the comments?
I just learned about the Geisel Library and I want to go 🥺
Bestie needs to make a Litsy account
This was delivered to my Kindle at midnight last night. I stayed up until I physically couldn't keep my eyes open, and now I'm dying at work because all I want to do is go home and read. Erggggh Colleen, why do you have to be so good?! 😅😍
First book of 2022! I always hated camping as a kid, but I really want to do it now. This book is inspiring to pack up and go see the national parks like tomorrow. 🏕
Have you chosen a favorite book of the year yet? Mine is by far Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell. It reframed my perspective on Shakespeare's life an his works (it was fictional, but very well-researched). It inspired me to try writing again, and I simply can't stop thinking about it.
I've never read Virginia Woolf, so I'm excited to finally do so! The seniors at my school are assigned this text which makes me feel a little behind the curve as they ask me questions that I can't answer. (I teach freshmen, but I get a lot of seniors in my study hall period.)
What other books by Virginia Woolf should I seek out?
I really enjoyed this play! I want to see it live now.
It made me think about how I can sometimes get so caught up in wishing for what's next that I often forget to enjoy the moment. Nothing is going to come and magically make life better...you have to be an active participant in your existence or else what's the point?
Ending the year with two stories that I've been meaning to get to for a while now. 🤓
What's your last book of 2021?
The only reason this isn't a "pan" is because I thought the first few stories were compelling, truly near death experiences. As it went on, the descriptions became lengthy and boring, and some of her experiences weren't that outlandish. I mean, apparently I've had a few brushes with death by her standard although I would've never thought that before. ?
Good morning! I have a feeling I won't be able to put this memoir down all day. Even though I haven't had near death experiences like she has, her feelings about her life are still completely relatable.
Merry Christmas from The Renchers! 🤗🐶💕
This will be my view for most of today! 📚🤓 Winston is refusing to take off his Christmas jammies (literally, he'll throw a fit if I try), so we're all cozied up for the day.
Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄
I got this book purely for the outlandish snippets that I'd read online. Yes, Will Smith is supposed to be a likable person, but he's also worked incredibly hard to maintain that persona. He's not a perfect person, and this memoir is the most honest explanation of one's journey to finding fulfillment that I've ever read. While he comes off as selfish and boasting, he also admits to his wrongdoings and vows to be a better person. I loved this book.
We were given $15 budgets each and set loose in a used bookstore. This is Lucas' and my first Christmas alone, without family drama, and we're going to spend the next 48 hours on a Jolabokaflod readathon. 📚💕 I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a happy Jolabokaflod, and a joyous New Year!
The stack he picked out for me is on the left, and what I got for him is on the right. Total surprises, and I think we both know each other all too well! 🤓
I thought becoming a "master" would entitle me to a lightsaber, but all I got was this hood and a piece of paper. ??