I’m a mom to Elliott – a smiley, energetic and amazing 3 year-old boy; Elliott has a severe phonological disorder and even though the world can’t understand him, we love to listen to his amazing stories. Let me tell you: This boy can tell a story!
My second-born Isaac is a full-fledged toddler. He is a total talker too — always asking “what’s that?” and pointing to various things around a room and naming them. We’re going through a hair-pulling phase right now…which I will be happy when it’s over.
I’m a wife to Matthew – a journalist by night, a stay-at-home dad by day, and an amazing man all the time. I’m a high school English/Reading/journalism teacher. I’m a writer. A lover of board games (we collect them and own over 300), good wine, cozy fires. I love to sew and be crafty — I love cooking and hosting parties.
Of course, I love reading.
My favorite show on TV right now is Parks and Recreation; followed by 30 Rock. And that’s all the TV I watch. (Well, SNL, too.) So, I will pop in a DVD and re-watch: Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared, The Wire, and Battlestar Galactica. Let’s not get me started on any of those shows. If you are unfamiliar, stop reading, no seriously: PUT DOWN THAT BOOK. And go watch them. 🙂
Why are you doing a reading challenge?
Two years ago, my friend Carrie turned me on to a reading challenge. A-Z titles and authors. I was hooked. Never before had I had any sort of direction with reading…and I was suddenly reading things I would have never picked up before simply because I needed an “X” or a “Q”. It was inspiring and I became a little obsessive with finishing the task. At the end of 2009 I finished 46 books. And now…with a busier plate (I didn’t work for half of 2009 while on maternity leave…although, in fairness, I don’t know how much that helped me with my reading. I was so brain-dead for the first few months, that I stayed on the couch and watched the entire series of The Wire. I recommend it) I have nearly doubled what I’m supposed to accomplish? Seems dumb to me. But we’ll see…