Happy New Year!

It’s 2010–can you believe it?  Not so long ago we were learning to begin the year’s date with a 2 instead of a 1, and now we’re trying to figure out what to call the next decade.  Wow.

Whether you are back in the classroom or enjoying your last l-o-n-g semester break, we hope your year is off to a refreshing start. Take some time to relax and enjoy before classes begin.

Maybe you even have time to read a non-required book just for fun?!  I am working on Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan.  It’s an amazing collection of five narratives, each told from a child’s perspective and set in a different African country.  I’m also beginning Mary Karr’s memoir, The Liars’ Club. It’s the first of three…the third, Lit, is getting all the current raves, but I wanted to start at the beginning.

What did you read/what are you planning to read over winter break?  Please share with us. There’s still time, plus we can always look ahead to those spring breaks!

Stay warm,

Ellen

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One thought on “Happy New Year!

  1. I’ve been reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is about about two maids in the south who work together with a journalist to tell their stories during the 1960’s. Definitely an interesting and enjoyable read!

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