My reading pace has slowed down considerably over the last few days. I’ve had less time to sit and read, which is to be expected as the summer is starting to wind down for us. I’ve spent some time at school, setting up my classroom and welcoming some new-hires for the ELA department. I also spent some time at Barnes and Noble as well as preparing for my sister-in-laws’ visit coming up this weekend. But there’s more to the story than just having time taken away from reading.
I’ve noticed that I’m being torn between wanting to read two of the five books that I’ve selected for myself. I’ve really been enjoying your continued journey through Westeros in George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings and diving deeper into the complicated lives of the Pirriwee Public School parenthood in Big Little Lies. I’m following my heart and not equally dispersing my time to include my nonfiction title, Sylvia Plath: A Biography or Literary Fiction title, Sense and Sensibility. There are no set rules to reading more than one book at one time, but I am starting to see that my natural reading tendencies are playing a larger role than I had thought. But like I tell my students, sometimes it’s not so important what you read, just that you’re reading in general.