Friday, September 19, 2008

I just finished reading this book in record timing - I think like 3 or 4 days, albeit it's classified as Juvenile literature. I'd had it on my list for some time now but never got around to it, but I'm glad I finally did because it's quite good, and I could really see myself using it in a cycle 3 classroom. At the end of the book, there's a reader's guide which has some excellent material in it. It made me reflect on the themes of the book at a much deeper level, which is what I need instead of just tossing the book aside and moving on to the next one. I really think I should officially join Oprah's book club for that specific reason. I am kinda already part of it but don't actually partake in any discussions, and I have read a lot of Oprah book club books, but I think it would be good thing to actually discuss themes and such. I'm all about "engaging" lately. No more going through the motions. Of course, there is always the question of time that gets in the way, especially since I'm working, going to school, tending to family responsibilities, and attempting to keep somewhat of a social life. Anyways, I'll see how it goes. Oprah is supposed to announce a new book club book today on here show, and I'll be sure to tune in...

I'm just about to delve into some school work at the moment, how exciting! I'm not sure what I'm doing for the rest of the day, but Patrick and I might go out for supper. We shall see.

I caved in and went to Simon's today and ending up buying some clothes for stage. Although I feel like I always need to be updating my professional wardrobe since I have a limited amount of clothes specifically for that, I can't help but be overcome with guilt... The main reason is I bought a long fall/beginning of winter jacket that was rather pricey, and then found some other items that fit really, really well (which is extremely rare for me), so I felt like I had to snatch them. But it's not very good in terms of budget. I am still debating with myself whether or not I will keep them - whether I actually need them. I might go through my wardrobe later on and see how many outfits I can make with what I already have. Patrick has told me time and time again that it's just not a good habit to buy things with the mentality that "oh I can take it back if I need to". I agree... and yet I've still fallen into the trap today. Bad!

Alright, enough confessions... off to do work :(

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