The book piles are calling, taunting me.
How dare you call yourself a book lover, teacher, librarian-wanna-be? There is DUST on this pile! Deal with us, already!
C'mon, finish R.J. Palacio's Wonder-- everybody but you has read this, what's taking you so long! What about that just-for-fun read next to your bed, Pale Demon by Kim Harrison? You like your witches and elves and pixies and magic! And hey, didn't you say you were going to start over on the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, after you stopped halfway through book five a few years back?
Oh, and don't even get us started on your self-help pile. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz has been languishing by your bedside, with a dozen pages read, for over a year. Geneen Roth's Women Food and God--how long has that been sitting by the living room chair? And that organize now! by Jennifer Ford Berry has us laughing nonstop as it hides under a pile of old greeting cards on the corner of your desk. Remember your Lenten resolution to eat better? Don't you think you should at least look at your copies of The Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise, or The South Beach Diet: Good Fats Good Carbs Guide by Arthur Agatston? Um, they just might have some useful info...just sayin'.
Let's not forget your professional reading. You didn't buy When Readers Struggle: Teaching that Works by Fountas and Pinnell just to scan through it during training. What about those great Jeff Anderson books on writing, Mechanically Inclined and 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know; bet they'd be coming in handy during this month in which you're spending all this time blogging...
...instead of reading!
My reply to my book piles:
Nanny nanny boo boo! I just finished reading Wonder, so THERE!!! And now on to that "women and food" book....where did I leave it....okay, where are the reading glasses...