During class last week, I showed students how to break down practice AP Language and Composition argumentative essay prompts. The one I used to model for them was an excerpt from a speech in King Lear.
When I was young, I loved horses for their impressive grace. So, because we lived close, my mom took me to Chincoteague Island to see the ponies. On the way there, I was irritated. “Ponies?” I thought, “I want to see horses!”
Or maybe not. I may or may not have purchased some books. And not just from the used bookstore. I might have bought some NEW books.
So, I’ve realized what really makes buying new books addictive…well, for me, that is.
Yes, I’m fine without new books (for right now). As the holidays approach, I am finding myself more and more busy with life, teaching, and my editing apprenticeship…so there’s not a ton of time for reading, mainly because I usually fall asleep as soon as I start reading every night.
One thing I love about my husband is that he supports my love of books, and he loves books as well.
My mom did me a favor tonight and brought my daughter home from a sports banquet.
She didn’t just bring my daughter home, though.