Tonight’s post needs be brief because I have my fingers in several pies at the moment. We spent the morning at church and heard a great “State of the Church” sermon by our interim pastor, which stated what we had done well in 2017 and gave a stirring challenge for the year to come. It made me want to “get out there and ‘serve’ .”
Books I am currently reading: My Life With BOB (which stands for Book of Books” and was a gift from a friend. So far it is a delightful philosophical discussion of books and life in general, each concerning a specific book.
Hillbilly Elegy, our Third Tuesday Book Club selection for January, which I’ve just begun and am not sure yet how I feel about it.
The Beekeeper’s Daughter, a novel that has kept my interest throughout.
A Book I Can Hardly Wait to Start: Emerald City, which was a gift from a friend for Christmas.
I have not done much reviewing since Christmas, but I have entered most of the books I’ve read into my reading log, and shall review them eventually. (Think, “Coming Attractions”)
This coming week is my last chance to invite people over and to socialize by meeting for coffee, lunch or supper before next week, which brings the start of school. I am ready–sooooo ready. I was so eager to get out of school after Thanksgiving that I can’t believe I am so eager to go back. I can’t wait to meet my new “crop” of writers and get them started on taking ownership of their writing, plus seeing how my new additions to the course go over. The syllabus is written, and paper copies are ready to hand out; I have pretty well made a (flexible) lesson plan for session one of Advanced Writing. I have a new group, a new room in an old building I haven’t been in in a long time, and a new start all the way around. Bring on the new semester!