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Love Me Some Books

I’ve been an avid reader as long as I can remember. Books have always been a big part of my life, and that hasn’t changed in recent years. I’m an English teacher and writer, so books aren’t just a big part of my life, they are my life. Unfortunately, I don’t get to read for fun as much as I used to due to my busy schedule.

Over spring break, I started rereading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo after watching the movie probably 4 times in 1 week (you can blame TNT and my arthritis for that one). While I really like that book, it doesn’t create the same can’t-wait-to-keep-reading feeling that some other books do for me. So once school started back up again, I stopped reading as much.

I’m really trying hard to read in my spare time. How can I ask my students to read if I’m not reading?

This got me thinking about what books make that can’t-wait-to-keep-reading feeling for me. Without a doubt, the book that first came to mind was Outlander. Coincidentally, it’s currently being adapted into a TV series for Starz, which I am wicked excited for. Plus, the next book in the series is supposed to come out in June, so obviously I need to reread the series before then.

Any other book suggestions? I’m especially looking for those that have that can’t-wait-to-keep-reading feeling!

In other news, I posted a new video on my YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out! And if I’m a little MIA this week, keep in mind that it’s because the big end-of-the-year test for my students in text week and I’m probably working another 60-hour week this week. The end is in sight, though!

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