Endorphin High

June 2nd, 2011

Today, as is my usual pattern on Thursdays, I went to the local YMCA for a Nia class. Now, sometimes I take the class, and sometimes I teach it; today was the latter. An hour later, I left the dance studio not by walking, but by FLYING. I was on such an endorphin high. I […]

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Do I Grade on a Curve?

January 20th, 2010

So I recently finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s novel Twenties Girl, which I enjoyed (and stayed up late finishing), though I felt it suffered, at first, from some of the same problems I find in Kinsella’s insanely popular Shopaholic series. Namely, that the main characters seems SO CLUELESS at times that you want to reach into […]

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I’m Curious…

January 19th, 2010

So I started a new project on January 1st, to take at least one picture every single day and post it. And it got me thinking about deadlines and goals we set for ourselves. I’m curious — of those of you that participated in NaNoWriMo, how many of you have kept up a daily writing […]

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Teens Top Ten!

October 22nd, 2009

Congrats to John Green and his famous mole for his book Paper Towns being named the favorite book for teens this year by the ALA and YALSA (although the list was voted on entirely by teens)! Awesome, indeed! The top ten list was announced last week, with some other fantastic books making up the rest […]

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Just like on TV

August 18th, 2009

I don’t know if you guys saw this little blurb on GalleyCat yesterday, but apparently, avid fans of “Mad Men” can find a list of books as seen on TV, and pick them up for themselves. Now, I’m not saying this is a bad idea — Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything is a classic, […]

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