In middle and high school I was always in the advanced English classes because
the regular classes couldn’t handle my extreme knowledge of literature I love to write. I remember my teachers well:
Mrs. Bean (6th grade)- the sweetest lady you’ll ever meet. I always got in trouble for laughing too much with Sarah Turner and Lynne Rayford.
Mrs. Levin (7th grade)-the Jewish lady with a nasally accent, black hair, and very defined lipstick
Mrs. Montgomery (8th grade)- we all called her a mushroom because her hair cut looked like, you guessed it, a mushroom
Mrs. Brown (9th grade)- the one who claims she was struck by lightning and that’s how her hair turned white and something about jumping out windows and angels. It’s all a little vague now.
Mrs. Price (10th grade)- the one who thought the “beep beep” of the buses outside our window was her hearing aids and constantly apologized and tried to turn them down. There was also a time that she went to the bathroom and while she was gone we (as in the other students, I would have NEVER been brave enough to do this) pulled out the TV and put in a movie. When she returned, she just sat at her desk and watched it with us as if we’d been doing that the whole block.
Mrs. Frye (11-12th grade)- We had a love/hate relationship. I loved her as a teacher, but her personality didn’t click with mine. She had potential to like me, but I messed that up and you’ll see why in a second. She rarely smiled and made me a nervous wreck when she called my name to answer questions about literature because, well, I don’t like to read and never saw what she saw in a story. I never finished a novel in her class until my senior year. I decided I would give reading a try. I’m glad I did because I fell in love with Tess of the d’Ubervilles and Wuthering Heights. Mrs. Frye told us at the beginning of the year that she always assigned Pride and Prejudice at the end of the semester and she always remembered her students by who did and did not read that book. And the one novel I decide not to read that year was Pride and Prejudice. I guess my name is written in the book titled “Those Whom I Will Frown Upon Until the Day I Die”.
I love to write, but not read. Obviously.
So you’d probably be surprised to hear that I have signed up for Bloom, an online book club, and Blogging for Books. I receive free books and then review them with my honest opinion 30-90 days after receiving the book. What have I gotten myself into?
I joined both of them because it gives me the opportunity to meet new blog friends and write on topics I probably wouldn’t write about had I not read the books. I just have to find the time because not only do I not enjoy reading, I certainly won’t enjoy reading more than one book at a time. Maybe I’ll surprise myself…we’ll see.
The first book I will be reviewing is…
It’s going to take almost 2 weeks to even receive the book, so I’ve got time to gear up for all this reading I’ve signed myself up for.
I hope you’ll come back and join me on my reading adventures. Or, just start your own adventure with Bloom and Blogging for Books 🙂