Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On my reading stand...

Murakami's Kafka on the Beach
Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon
The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The complete works of Jorge Luis Borges
Valis, Lies, Inc., and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldricth by Philip K. Dick
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Legion by Dan Abnett
and Apocalypse 2012 by Lawrence E. Josephs
and still working through the Ultramarines Omnibus (Hey, they don't call the dang thing an omnibus for nothing)

One Year Ago...

It was one year ago that I was finishing up student teaching. One year later I am completing my first year as a full-fledged teacher. I wound up having 8th graders, who honestly weren't that bad since I had them from the beginning of the year. My wonderful 9th graders were just that, wonderful, trying and full of creative energy.