I was at a P.D. workshop today and I always participate in them and feel all silly and energized.
You WOULD be annoyed by me.
I LOVE to learn and I LOVE to teach - and usually we get to do both.
I almost always become more aware of my shortcomings as a teacher and as a person during these P.D. sessions as well.
Like for instance, I need to read more.
How do I know?
Because my vocabulary is awful.
You may have noticed?
We were creating a persuasive paragraph about why we think Elin and Tiger Woods should stay together and usually writing good, quick little pieces is my specialty. Um. No longer.
I was grasping for the language.
And there was this high school English teacher there who had such rich language at her disposal.
And I am not ashamed to admit this: I was JEALOUS.
It's okay. Competition is a part of being human, I am learning.
I can no longer be ashamed of my inner beast.
I hold on to my natural want to be the best in every room at all times and I hold it with pride.
It does not mean I don't want others to shine.
It just means I am aspiring....
I hope so.
Anyhow, regardless - I need to start reading...But where to start. Every book other than Jen Lancaster has proven to not really grab my interest. My last attempts were The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and something Circus. Don't even remember.
Anyone have a good book they can recommend? Please? I need something interesting, smart, but not too too complex. Like no Shakespeare-type reads with complicated names and too many characters.
And I don't like books like Blindness or The Road - too detached.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And when I do read your recommendation, I will even post about it - so that would be something, too, wouldn't it?
Thanks for your help in helping me re-grow my vernacular, my interests and my brain!
Until the Next Time....