Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Sunday, June 17, 2012


A quotation come to mind right now as I post this from one of my favourite novels (and movies), Sense and Sensibility, from that overbearing but delightful codger Mrs. Jennings:  "Ah, Pooter.  Still alive, I see."  Replace Pooter the parrot with Teacher/Learner the blogger and there you have the initial reaction you must have had upon seeing this post on your Google Reader after nearly three months of no posts.

I have had a wonderful (though exhausting) time teaching a grade 1/2 class for the past 10 weeks and am happy to report that I will be continuing in the same position with a new group of students from September to May.  That means that book blogging during the school year will be very limited.

I don't want to say goodbye or even farewell but I will, to be fair to all who come here (and I miss your comments, your posts & your literary kinship), I am announcing that I will have to take a hiatus from book blogging.  My posts will be sporadic for the next year or so.  I will likely have to bow out of reading challenges (as much as it pains me to) and will have to make time to read in the real world when I have the time, energy, and love to do so.

I sure hope that I can return to this world.  It has rekindled a love of reading in me that I hope will continue as I enter a much more demanding workforce.

Thank you all for your support and well wishes :)