|The Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by TWO WRITING TEACHERS|
My husband and I finally returned home from the IRC conference. In a car filled with books.
While we were there, it didn’t feel like I was buying THAT many books. I didn’t spend that much time in the exhibit hall, where all the vendors were. Really. I would buy some books during lunch, make a trip to the car and tuck them away in the back. It wasn’t until we got home and unpacked them that I realized I had purchased…58 books.
I suppose it should have been a clue when I got to the slide in my presentation that contained a photo of my classroom library and there was an audible gasp from the attendees.
|my classroom library|
I suppose it should have been a clue when I realized I still haven’t finished reading all the books I purchased at last year’s IRC conference. This year, I will finish them all, I promise myself.
And so, I leave you with the humbling sight of my purchases (I think 57 books are pictured because the 58th is already waiting for me on my nightstand—my personalized copy of Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy) so that I can tuck myself into a story for the night.
|Abe Lincoln (high school student choice award in IL) books I don't already have|
|books by authors I heard speak at IRC this year|
|Caudill (student choice award grades 4-8 in IL) books I don't already have or of which I needed a new/additional copy|
|books purchased by recommendation of Becky Anderson (co-owner of Anderson's Bookshop)|
|books I knew I wanted or needed to re-purchase|