Night time poem

The stars are shining bright in the sky,
And My dogs are cuddle up close by.
I pull the covers up snugly to my chin,
In an effort to keep cold away from my skin.
My eyelids grow heavy and and tired,
I think the day has long since retired.
Time has gotten away from me,
I was deeply lost in my reading fantasy.
So I reach over and click off my light,
And settle in for a deep sleep tonight.

To Catch a Pirate

I adore books that are considered secret gems. Several years ago, in my early college years, I happened to come across a great little book, To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker. It takes place in the early 1700s and centers around, Annalisa, a young girl whose ship is attacked by pirates. During the siege she is hiding out down in the bowels of the ship when a young, I assume sexy, pirate finds her. Even though he could have easily given her away, he did not tell his shipmates about her whereabouts, therefore he spared her life. However, they did steal the mighty treasure the ship was carrying, was stolen by the pirates. Some time later, she acquires her own ship and sets off to find the pirate and retrieve the treasure!

Clearly, this is light read, but it is such a fun one! I pictured myself as young Annalisa who was taming the wild seas in search of the man who spared my life, yet took my father’s treasure. I have to say that it was a fantastic fantasy! Not to mention, that the pirate’s name is James Sterling, how sexy is that name? If only my husband was a pirate…. Anyways! Back to the point! If you are looking for an easy and enjoyable read, check this one out. You can get it for your e-reader or in paperback if you prefer. I have the paperback version, and it is sitting on the self of my bookcase, which is where I keep my all time favorite books. 🙂

Fabulous Series!

I love finding new books and jumping head first into a new series. Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson! I happened to stumble across this book when I was browsing the Paranormal Romance section of a used book store. Yes, paranormal romance is one of my guilty pleasures! I found the book on audible.com and I started listening to it a few days ago. I am in LOVE with it! It’s a fabulous mix of Sex in the City and Harry Potter!

It focuses on a young woman, Katie, who moved to NYC to try and get into the business world. She ends up stuck in a horrible job that pays hardly anything. One day out of the blue, Katie is approached and offered a job at a mysterious company. The company ends up selling all things magical and they need Katie because of the “qualities” she possess!

I am really looking forward to seeing what happens in the book, but I don’t want to say too much and give it all away! I will say though I am swooning over one of the guys in the story!

So if you love fantasy and romance, check it out!!

Attention Teachers: To Lit Circle or not to Lit Circle?

I am throwing around the idea of doing lot circles with my students, but since most of them have reading disabilities I am hesitant to assign a novel. I am thinking about possibly using short stories and going through the same process, just with a shorter text.

What are some of the ways you have addressed your special education students in lit circles? This sounds like a fun thing to do, I just want to be sure I do it effectively and without frustrating my kiddos.

Thanks for your help!

I really should be sleeping right now instead of lesson planning!

Ending a book is so bittersweet

Tonight I finished my audiobook (yes, I enjoy a good ol’ audiobook) and I am torn between emotions. I was excited to find out how it ended (well sorta ended, it’s a series) but at the same time I’m devastated that it’s over! I was Listening to Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and I must say that it was incredible! From the first page until the last I was hopelessly hooked! I highly recommend this one for anyone who wants to have an in depth discussion about governmental control and free will! It is about an oppressive society that makes their citizens undergo a procedure that will cure them of love. The society sees love as a disease and all it’s citizens must be cured of it. Oh man! I’m excited again just talking about! Now you have to go read it!