We still looking for the next ‘School Wide Read’, though the children have gone home for the summer. We have two titles under consideration at the moment: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba and The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm.
In addition, I have this small stack of contenders I didn’t get around to pictured here and about nine more titles waiting for me at the public library.
But I don’t want to read kids books anymore. Not for a while. I’m on vacation.
I don’t want to get into the question of should adults read kids books; I teach middle school English so I consider reading kids books one of my professional responsibilities. The question, at its heart, is really boring at this point. Read what you want, nobody really cares. Nobody whose opinion you should care about anyway. As RuPaul says, if they don’t pay your rent, pay them no mind.
Friday morning, I stopped in to visit the school librarian. We both agreed that we didn’t want to spend the summer reading kids books. Time for some adult fare. But when I got home and found this stack on the coffee table, I had to admit they all look really good.
Do not drink and visit book stores.
So, I’m giving myself until the end of June to read kids books, then I’m returning them all, read or not, and indulging in books with big words, really big words. Some may even have third person narrators.
And I’ll be starting the first book in the Jane Austen Read All A-long–Sense and Sensibility. I’m really looking forward to it.
I feel the world could use a little Jane Austen right now.