Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some great reviews on similes,metaphors, and personification!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Library Love

Saw this in my FB newsfeed.  One of my friends/relatives posted it and I just had to share it with you all!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Joy of Books

I love books. 

No, I really, really do. 

I suppose that might seem obvious since I'm a librarian.  And my blog's name rather implies it. 

But you know....some might think that all teachers love teaching.  or their subject matter.  or kids, in general and that isn't always the case, but I digress...

I love the way books smell and the very heft of them in my hands.  I love the way they look on shelves and the magic I feel reading a good one. 

I'm not a technophobe---my masters degree is actually in Instructional Technology----and I'm adding ebooks to my library.  And maybe someday I'll even care to own a Nook or Kindle or whatever myself. 

I assure you ebooks will always be a standby, not a first choice for me unless I'm traveling.  And really, maybe not even then (I'm a beach girl.  Water + Technology = Ugly Mess)

An eReader just doesn't give me the warm fuzzies the way an actual book with actual pages does.

Whatever your preference, I hope you read.  Read what you like.  Read what gives you joy. 

The Joy of Books.

Speaking of which--enjoy the way-too-cool video above.

Read on, Gentle Reader.  Read on.

Mrs. S

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've had a cold or sinus infection since before we rang in the new year.  I've become accustomed to waking up with crusty eyes and am now always prepared with enough tissue and cough drops to stock a Walgreens.  My morning coffee is especially appreciated as it eases my creaky-froggy throat.  I sound like I'm trying to be Kathleen Turner's stand-in.

With all that said, I've been feeling just meh.  I want to be up and at 'em.  I want to feel filled with the positivity and vigor a new year generally ushers in for me.

Currently I just feel more like hunkering down in a pair of flannel pajamas underneath my oh-so-cozy down comforter and only waking up for a spot of tea and some light reading before napping yet again.

With only one more day left of my sick days for the entire school year, that scenario--however lovely it may be--ain't happenin'.

So---I've made NY resolutions.  One of them involves writing more in this blog.
 *yes, it's a resolution again. quit laughing!*

but more than likely my goals will remain along the lines of dragging my sorry hiney out of bed each morning and functioning at whatever level I can muster throughout the day until I can crawl back under the covers again each night until I am fully recovered from this ick.


Read on, gentle readers. Read on.
Mrs. S.