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.)
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!
I tweeted stuff about Brooklyn being the worst and the kittens in my neighbor’s backyard.
Good week, guys!