You may have noticed that my posts are not coming as frequently as they once were, and for that I apologize, but I thought I would offer my justifications (and hope you will deem them excusable) and some teasers for what's in store when I return in full force!
1. The Fall school semester has begun, which means my days have been full of lesson planning, course schedules, and fielding questions about financial aid and registration (in that order). This change of events leaves little time for non-course related reading and blogging. While I am saddened that my summer reading time has come to an end, the following anecdote lifted my spirits:
A student from one of my classes last Fall stopped me in the hallway today and told me that she recommends my class to all of her friends who need ENG 111 because I am one of her favorite instructors. She said, "Your assignments were more fun because you put more thought into them." She also expressed an interest in transferring to my alma mater. Although faithful readers of this blog know my current feelings about Peace College, posted here, I told her I would be glad to discuss all of her options with her. THIS is what my job is all about, and it is moments like these that warm me all the way to the cockles of my heart.
So that's what's on my plate - What's on yours? Do you ever start reading novels that you think you will NEVER finish? What's your protocol for those types of books? Any book club experiences you would like to share as I delve into this world for the first time? Those of you who have never read The Help, care to join me? I look forward to hearing your experiences and advice.