Monday, July 16, 2012

happy Monday, vol. 15

3 things that are making me happy lately ...
                                                                              Source: via Carrie on Pinterest

1. Having an excuse (i.e., my YA lit class) to lie on the couch and read "Shiver" for several hours on Friday. :D I'll be booktalking it in class this evening. While the book reminded me of "Twilight" in some ways, it is an excellent read in its own right -- romantic, suspenseful, and intense. I also think the pragmatic, capable and stoic protagonist Grace would probably appeal to those who don't care for Twilight's Bella. After finishing the book on Friday afternoon, I immediately marched over to my computer, pulled up the library's online catalog, and put in a request for the second book, "Linger." If that's not a good recommendation for "Shiver," I don't know what is.

2. Gummy DINOSAURS!! My only gripe was that they need to come in a bigger bag, and they should offer a better mix of colors/flavors. Green is my favorite, but there were only two green gummies in the bag.  :)
3. I got my brows redone on Thursday. Such an affordable way to feel like a million bucks. :)
Happy Monday!


  1. I LOVED my YA class. It was so much fun, and I read so many great books. Reading and getting my students to read really is my passion.

    And you have reminded me that I need to get my brows waxed. You are right, nothing makes you feel better!

  2. Katie - getting students excited about books is definitely a passion of mine as well! I suspect that doing that with your older students is more of a challenge at times, as they may have negative experiences that need to be overcome. :) The only "problem" with taking a YA lit class is that I end up with a looong list of books to read...

  3. AdamAlexMommy BlogJuly 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    love a great book. i'd love to read that book. i've never seen gummy dinosaurs. i love gummy-anything! hope you're well, carrie. :)


  4. Thanks, Jasmine! I've never seen dino gummies, either, so I had to get them. :)


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