Last week, I received my teaching assignment for this coming school year. While every other teacher in the world has been counting down the days until summer, I have been counting down the days until Fall!! I have really missed teaching this semester and I can't wait to get back to the classroom. I am still only teaching one class, but it is enough to get this mama out of the house and keep my brain functioning on a some-what adult level. After all, I do teach college freshman :-)
But with the school year comes the absence of any free time to read books for fun. So I am trying to take advantage this summer and I have put together a little reading list. First up...Eclipse...again :-)
Eclipse is opening in theaters in exactly 17 days. Yes...I am counting :-) I know I have read Eclipse at least 4 times, but I still love it EVERY time I read it. Its just one of those books I can go back to again and again. It makes me even more excited for the movie, if that is even possible.
Next up, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
My cousin-in-law Becky just read this book and said she had it finished in 2 days because it was so good. They are making it into a movie as well, so I would definitely like to read the book before I go see it. Oh...and it just so happens that Robert Pattinson will be starring in it. Hmmm..
Next up, Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
I have been meaning to read this book for the past month, but just haven't had a chance to get to it. Luckily, my mom was able to loan it to me and I plan to start it tonight. I have loved every other book by Emily Giffin so I am sure this will be no different.
Next up, Uncharted Territori by my girl Tori Spelling
Tori's latest book comes out on the 15th and I can't wait!!!! I loved Stori Telling and Mommywood so much that I actually preordered this book when I saw she was releasing it. Looking forward to all the funny, random, gossip she has to share :-)
And finally, The Toddler Cookbook by Annabel Karmel
I know this isn't a book I will actually sit down and read, but it is on my list this summer because as it turns out, Addie is just like her Auntie Di and LOVES being in the kitchen. In fact, Aunt Di came over last week to spend some baking time with her "little apple dumplin" :-)
I was SO impressed by how well Addie "followed" Aunt Di's directions. When she told her to stir, she stirred...
When she told her to taste, she tasted (and tasted...and tasted...and tasted)...
When she told her to put her cake in the oven, she put it in the oven (sort of :-)...
When she told her to pose with her pretty little cake for Daddy, she posed with her pretty little cake for Daddy...
And finally, when Aunt Di told her to clean up her mess...she freaking CLEANED UP HER MESS!!!
Now, you know if I would have asked her to do that, she would have said, "No mama. I eat cake fiwst". So now that we have mastered the cake baking, I think we will move on to some new ideas from this cookbook. I think she will love making the mini pizzas and lettuce boats :-) So mark your calendar Aunt Di...we have LOTS of cooking to do!!