I love my job but I have to admit I also loved every day of my Christmas vacation. I took a true vacation from school. I think this is the first time in my teaching career I didn't step foot in the building over the break. Participating in Donalyn Miller's (@donalynbooks) Book-a-Day challenge was one of the highlights of my break. The other highlight was spending time with my family as well my dear friend, Ksenia, who was visiting from Russia. So, while I didn't make it through all the books in my piles, I did manage a nice BALANCE, and isn't that what we are all trying to achieve?
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Penny Dreadful by Laurel Synder
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Giwitz