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Week in Review

This was my first full week of summer break. I spent it mostly doing nothing, because my brain has still not processed this whole not-working thing. I also read a bunch of teaching texts (see: not being able to handle not-working) like Tribes and Comprehension and Collaboration because I am obsessed with making my kids work in ALL THE GROUPS!


I also read Lorrie Moore’s Bark for my grown-up book club, which was beautifully written and funny and smart and very Lorrie Moore. Every other line felt like it should be pulled for a Slaughterhouse 90210 post.

I used part of my CSA share and the nasturtiums we’re growing on our balcony to make the world’s fanciest egg salad. (Based on this recipe.)

egg salad


Other things around the web:

This Shelf Awareness story made me want to pick up The Bunker Diary to see what all the fuss was about. The chair of the awards committee points out that’s probably exactly what the publisher wants. It hasn’t even been published in the States yet. It’s so rare for people to get up-in-arms about a children’s book award! Usually no one cares AT ALL!

Sarah Polly is (probably) directing Looking for AlaskaLFA is my favorite John Green book and Sarah Polly is the coolest, so I am psyched about this. (Despite still not actually having seen TFIOS.)

I tweeted stuff about Brooklyn being the worst and the kittens in my neighbor’s backyard.

Good week, guys!

leave it on a bookshelf to evaporate

It’s Spring Break! Which means, of course, that it is 37 degrees outside and raining. That also means, though, that this is how my cat insists on sitting as I type this, which is adorable.

I am spending my break reading and writing because going outside would be a depressing exercise. Things I can recommend that I have consumed or found in the past few days while locked in my apartment:

  • Tina Fey’s Bossypants. I’m something like the 8-billionth person on the internet to recommend this this week, but I read it and it is good. It contains this sentence: “I had definitely never heard of anyone peeing in a cup and leaving it in their own office on a bookshelf to evaporate and be absorbed back into their body through the pores on their face.”
  • This poster of the world’s cats.
  • This video of a baby porcupine who has the hiccups and is also eating a banana.
  • This typographic map of the world, which was by far my favorite piece in the Typeforce show I saw a couple months ago and you can apparently now make your very own, as long as that lady restocks her etsy shop.
I’m going to go back to being cold now.