Serendipity Saturday

Haven't been good with the Serendipity Saturday thing this year. I am here to rectify that! In case you are a newbie to Reading Rumpus, Serendipity Saturday is where I rant about bookish (and sometimes personal) things.....

Here are some books that I have, but need to read:
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The Man in the Moon (Guardians of Childhood)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

And WHY haven't I been reading what appears to be a fatastic stack of escapism just waiting to happen? A picture is worth a thousand words... or several thousand in this case:
Another reason I'm not completing my weekly two book ritual?


Tonight, as hubby engaged in his evening boob tube flipping ritual, I caught sight of  The Boy In the Striped Pajamas.  I can't do it.  Knowing the premise of this book is enough. Not even certain I'd want to read it with kids. Probably turn me into the same blubbering fool that tried to read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes with students.

Spent the last three days with Florida's new Teacher Evaluation System. We'll soon get paid according to this system plus an equation called "Value Added."  If you have an interest in eduction policy, you can read more HERE (via Orlando Sentinel) and HERE (via the Learning Sciences International site).

Really worried after reading a few reviews on the new Sendak book...
But, I'm also interested so will probably pop into a Barnes & Noble over the weekend to grab it.

Finally, I'll close with some books I am coveting once I download the latest:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill

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