I have been reading The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman for a few days and am totally loving it. Lillian is a turn-of-the-century immigrant who stumbles, both literally and figuratively, into ice cream manufacturing. Since I read Gone Girl last fall, I have found myself drawn more and more to unreliable narrators. I find them very engaging, since I just want to be smarter than they are. I am also enjoying the flashbacks, but am patiently waiting for Lillian to dig deeper into the story happening during present-day. I can’t wait to see how this wraps up!
Next in my TBR pile is All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. She is coming to Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati on Wednesday evening! If you loved In Her Shoes or Good in Bed, you should make the trip to see her!
What are you reading?
Three things I’m celebrating from this past week:
1. Summer break! Everyone else finished the school year two weeks ago, but my extended days mean that I didn’t finish until Thursday. This was one tough school year and I was glad to finally see it end. Now I get to enjoy a few weeks of sun and fun with my boy!
2. PLNs. The media specialists in Boone County had two trainings and a fabulous luncheon during our extended days, so I spent lots of time geeking out. Sometimes being the only librarian in the building is lonesome, but I know that if I have a question or a problem, I can turn to this fabulous group of people and find support in no time. My school also hosted the Kentucky Reading Project this past week, so I had the opportunity to see lots of passionate teachers discussing literacy and learning from one another. Sometimes, I get so caught up in the issues of my students that I don’t realize other schools face the same issues. It was inspiring to see the groups work together to come up with new solutions to old problems. (P.S. If you are a literacy teacher in Kentucky and you’ve never done KRP, DO IT! It has been one of the best experiences of my career).
3. Family visits. Two of my mother-in-law’s sisters came up this past weekend and brought kids and grandkids. Beckham and I tagged along on their trips to the aquarium and the zoo and had a great time. Pretty much all of my family still lives here in Northern Kentucky, so saying, “my family is in from out of town,” is new to me. It was a great visit and I hope they come back very soon!
Welcome to my first post! I’m so excited to share my experiences with you. I hope you find this blog to be informative, funny, heartwarming, and most of all, worth your time. Happy reading!