Sept. 11, 2001-Sept. 11, 2016
September 11th memory: On September 11, 2001 as the events in NYC were unfolding to the horror of a nation and world I was blithely asleep and getting ready for work. I didn't know about the terrorist attacks until I got to work when someone asked me how I was doing and I didn't know what she was talking about. As the events of day unfolded we all sat transfixed on our televisions, even as classrooms of students came and went throughout the day. One students, a girl, asked if we could please just do our lesson which I had completely abandoned, because she was tired of being sad and just wanted to get on with things. Ah to be young and self-absorbed. Little did we know how much the events of that day, fifteen years ago, would transform all of our lives.
Weather: It has ended up being a sunny day but it started off cold and overcast.
Ugh: The beginning of school is always tough for us in the school library because we have to work so hard to get out the textbooks to all students in the different classes but this year we've also had to deal with the iPads for every student. It has ended up being a bigger problem than anyone imaged. On Friday I was still at work at 6 PM because I didn't want to come back on Monday to a mess. It has been a stressful and tiring start to a new school year.
|Soldiers? Rock Band? Both!|
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen---an amazingly well-written novel about the experience of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a Vietnamese national. I hope to have my review up later today or tomorrow.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, et al---a very slow-starter for me, it picked up about mid book. It is a play, set 18 years after the end of the seventh book.
- Arcadia by Lauren Groff---a book club selection, I am not sure I will be able to force myself to finish this one. It is written in such a stream of consciousness style I feel lost and disconnected most of the time.
Up next: I will have to do a little "shopping" this afternoon to decide what audiobook I want to listen to next and I currently have six library books checked out. Which one should I read first?
- Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick...I like the author (Silver Linings Palybook) but haven't heard too much about this one. OR
- Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach...the last book I read by the author was set in Seattle which is always a bonus but otherwise I know nothing about this book. OR
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin....another blogger keeps recommending this alternative history novel. OR
- Flannery by Lisa Moore...this book has three starred reviews and is supposed to be funny. OR
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis...an apocalyptic thriller. That sounds good. OR
- Caravaggio: Painter on the Run by Marissa Moss...a new Junior Library Guild election about a favorite artist..
When a horse is really a lamp.