Saturday, August 11, 2007

My first post

I never thought it would be so hard to figure out a name for this blog! I've known for a while that I wanted to create a blog about what I was reading, but a good name was just not coming to me! If I had to go to a deserted island with just one book, it would be To Kill a Mockingbird and the quote about equating reading and breathing is my favorite from the book. Hence the name.

Why create this blog? I'm a middle school media specialist (and have been one for 18 years). I read a ton of children's and young adult books, and I wanted some place to write about what I'm reading. Occasionally I may write about other things that interest me too. I didn't want my blog to be definitely tied into my school, because occasionally I may review a book that is more appropriate for high school.

While I do read a lot, I don't average a book a day (more like 2-3 books a week), and much of what I read isn't brand new. I don't get ARCs (at least not yet) and right now my "to read" pile is so high that getting ARCs would just scare me. Maybe someday if I can ever catch up . . .

1 comment:

Becky said...

Getting ARCs can be a bit overwhelming...but it's a good kind of overwhelming. Given the option of receiving free books and reading them months before publication...well, it's worth the chaos of the stacks!