I’m housesitting this week and there is only a tiny bit of internet, and this…is fantastic. There may not even be enough of the interwebs to even post this tonight, but you know what? I don’t care. Not even a little bit. If this has to be a Slice of Life Wednesday post, then so be it!!
Instead of bopping around online, you know what I get to do this week after dinner? Read my books. Yep. All of them.
Here’s what I’m currently ingesting in one form or another:
Smart But Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare. This easily accessible glimpse into executive functioning has been a huge eye opener for me, both professionally and personally. The delineated developmental levels of the “expected” ability to complete certain tasks, the grade-specific checklists for individual children, and the adult checklist to find out more about my own strengths and weaknesses in the 11 different realms of executive functioning skills… this book lays it all out there. You should read it.
Kids First From Day One by Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz. This heart- and child-centered book is a reread for me and I’m loving it just as much the second time through as I did the first time through…maybe even more so. When you make decisions in your classroom with the kids acting as the most important people in the room, then it’s totally a winning situation. You should read it.
Inland by Téa Obreht. I’m listening to this book club pick as I drive up and down the valley this month. I think I like it…it was kinda challenging to get into. But I’m finding myself more hooked on different characters’ plot lines and I want to find out what happens, so I’ll keep it going. I’m actually quite terrible at not finishing books. I’m pretty sure (I think…) that you should read it.
Black House by Peter Straub and Stephen King. This is a multiple reread for me…might be the fourth time I’ve read this one? I actually prefer their earlier collaboration, The Talisman, but I couldn’t find that one in my piles this weekend so I’m “settling” for this one. Trust me…it’s not that difficult of a consolation prize! I can suspend my reality in a hot second, so the idea of “thin” places in the world is something that I can get right behind. You should read it.
Are you reading anything good these days? Any good professional books or any good bedside table books? I’m curious – tell me about them! Even though I’ll be back to Regular Internet World on Thursday, I’ll still be itching to turn some actual paper pages. ❤️