Many people picture teachers, instructors, and professors spending summers reading on the beach or on a lawn chair. My lawn chair remains empty, however, as I spend time teaching summer classes, writing grants for a non-profit organization, and writing technical documentation.
A few weeks ago, I attended a writing conference in Cheyenne, and there I gathered another stack of books and added to my reading list. So, I share with you this list and hope that we will all find some time to read peacefully.
- By Tina Ann Forkner, Rose House, Ruby Among Us, and Waking Up Joy.
- By Laura Pritchett, Red Lightning and Stars Go Blue. She has written several other novels, but these are the two that intrigue me the most.
- By Craig Johnson, Dry Bones, the latest installment of the Longmire Mysteries
- By Alexandra Fuller, Leaving Before the Rains Come
- And finally, Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo. This book will be required in my Spring 2016 Composition II courses.
Someday, I’ll ask you to read my own books, too.
Until I have time to dive into those books, for now, I’m reading grant application requirements, technical manuals, student essays, and from time-to-time, my own and friends’ writing. In the midst of this busy time, however, I do find time to do some fishing and bike riding. I only wish the summer would slow down a bit. It’s moving much too fast.