my to read list…

There are so many books I hope to read. Here are my top ones. Hopefully I can finish them within the next month!

1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers- Finally at the last one. I’m not happy about Bella wanting to turn into a vampire. Team JACOB!!  🙂

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- The sequel to The Hunger Games, which I finally read this summer. I loved it. This is a really good series, a bit violent for my kids, but some of the mature ones have read it. I borrowed this one from of my students! There’s also third book that just came out called Mockingjay. I hope to read that after.

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- This is the book we’re reading for our teacher’s book club group at my school. It has actually been a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while, so I’m excited to read it now.

4. How’s It Going? by Carl Anderson- I loved Carl Anderson’s presentations at the TC Writing Conference this summer and bought his first book.  It’s a practical guide about how to conference with student writers. I really need to take time to sit down and read through it.

Experiencing Magic

I sat in the comfy high leather chair with my loose curls frizzy and wacky as usual, while my hair dresser started coating my hair with the treatment (step 1 in the perm process). I casually opened up my book Eclipse (Yes, I know its a few years late, but I just started reading Twilight). He mentioned to me that I always have a book with me and I nodded. In my head, I thought, a book is much better than trying to read the Korean magazines they give me to read. I quickly get bored after a few minutes, because I just look at the pictures.

I’ve been pretty inseparable with my books this past week. I’ve been willing to carry the thick twilight books for long subway rides, which I look forward to because I know I will be able to read a lot.

I absolutely love the feeling of being just so into a book, that you can’t wait for the next free moment to read the book. I love how some books can just hook you so strongly like magic.

Well a few hours later, I read at least a hundred plus pages in Eclipse in the midst of getting my magic volume straight perm* and finally had really straight hair.

*magic volume straight perm= A Korean perm that straightens your hair, but gives you some volume at the ends so it’s not pin straight. And yes, it’s like magic! 🙂

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