Fall Break is a beautiful thing for teachers. Don’t get me wrong, I looooooove my kiddos (obviously), but after 9 weeks of meetings and planning and more meetings and projects and more meetings, I was not going to argue with a whole week off! Woohoo! And when we go back Monday, it’ll be the countdown to Thanksgiving! (Where is the year going?!)
I decided to make good use of my break and spend my days lazily reading in my bed, on my couch, in the coffee shop, and even outside in the superb fall weather! Here’s what I picked to fill my Fall Break:
- The Giver by Lois Lowery – I hadn’t read this book since the 7th grade, and I had forgotten what deep content it discussed. Since the movie just came out (and features Taylor Swift… eek!) I wanted to re-read The Giver before I watched the film adaptation. All I’ve got to say is that the movie has a lot to live up to. Anyone seen it yet? Thoughts?
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka. J.K. Rowling) – I’m only halfway through this one, but my bet is that it’ll be finished by tomorrow morning 🙂 I love suspense/thriller/mysteries and J.K. Rowling has not disappointed. I’ve been dying to read some of her non-Harry Potter fiction, and this piece, while at times raunchy, has held my interest! Really, it’s a wonder that I’m even writing this now since 99% of my day has been spent with Comoran Strike.
- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis – To round out my readings for the week, I turned to C.S. for some enlightening words. The good vs. evil debate is obviously not one that is ever going to leave our world or become irrelevant, but through recent current events and personal experiences I’ve been pondering more and more about human choices. So a bus ride with C.S. felt like the right thing to do. Definitely a super read if you’re ready to THINK. (When does C.S. not make you think?)
What are your books to enjoy this fall? Maybe in a hammock in the perfectly crisp weather?? I have loved being pleasantly reminded of how peaceful an afternoon can be with a good book 🙂