Posted on December 9, 2008 by thereadingzone
Ever have one of those days when you just need the book equivalent of cotton candy? I have persuasive letter rough drafts to go over, it feels like it should be Friday already, and I am just plain exhausted. There is a stack of Cybils nominees next to my coffee table. Plus, my school district just passed a redistricting plan for next year that could put my job in jeopardy. Thus, I just needed a fun book to read. The result? Me sitting on my couch, in sweatpants, reading Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location by Jen Calonita. Fun, funny, and nothing too heavy!
Just one of those days. :)
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Posted on November 21, 2007 by thereadingzone
Oh how grateful I am for Thanksgiving break! I have oodles of grading to catch up on and lots of reading to do! I’ll be popping in for the next 4 days, hopefully with a few reviews. Right now, I am off to cook some dinner and finish reading “The Schwa Was Here” before getting a good night’s sleep. Have a great Turkey Day, everyone! Before I go, check out the website for The Golden Compass movie. You can find out your daemon. Mine is a snow leopard named Tarquin. :) The Golden Compass Movie
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Posted on October 28, 2007 by thereadingzone
Last week we had Parent-Teacher Conferences at school. No matter how prepared you feel, this is always a very long and stressful week. I started thinking about how I destress and wanted to share what I came up with.
See, I am still a little kid at heart. When I want to escape from the world, I grab a book, run the tub, and take a loooooong bubble bath. I have a small addiction to a great bath products company and my bathroom is full of shower gels, bubble bars, and bath bombs. The company is Lush, a company that specializes in handmade bath products. If you love indulging yourself while also using vegan, fresh, and handmade products, I highly recommend checking them out! Tonight I took a long hot bath with an Ocean Salt body scrub and an Ice Hotel bubble bar slice. I finished a decent mystery book and relaxed, completely unbothered by the rest of the world. 🙂
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