Saturday, September 7, 2013

I share my reading experiences with staff and students all the time, especially when we return from a break and have had a stretch of time to read without pesky school hours getting in our way. One favorite read of mine this summer was The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. The story revolves around a solitary protagonist, an apricot grower in Wenatchee during the early 1900s, whose life reshapes itself with the arrival of two young sisters with a troubled past. I read Coplin’s novel while I myself was in eastern Washington, soaking up the sun and heat and picking apricots! It was perfect; the story took on greater depth for me because I could so easily see and touch its setting.

One great thing about summer vacation that never ends for me is reading. I just love that reading is not seasonal nor weather-dependent nor time restricted nor geographically prescribed. With a book, an iPad, a Kindle or Nook, or a smartphone, reading goes anywhere – stories go anywhere. Life is good.

I would love to know what you read during the past two months (or what you are reading now) and I hope you are willing to share the stories and your recommendations. To add a stickie use Chrome or Firefox and double click on the sand.  

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