Friday, August 2, 2013

What I Read in July

Back on track with my reading for this month, which is really kind of a miracle given that my favorite little boy and little girl in all the world have been in town for almost the entire month.  Not working has definitely been such a blessing this month.  I have spent almost every day with sweet George and Gemma and their mommy, my sister-in-law Elisabeth.  It has been so special to me to have enough free time that I can enjoy them almost every day.  I'm already dreading their return to Indiana.  I've been spoiled rotten with hugs and kisses.

However, my days of freedom are coming to an end.  That's right, Reader Friends, I found a job.  I'll be working in a library very similar to the one I left in June with one MAJOR difference - I'll be out of the for profit sector.  At some point I want to post an insider's opinion of for profit education and how discouraged I became with that whole industry.  State schools and private schools have their problems too, but I honestly can't say enough negative things about for profit "institutions".  Because of that, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to keep working in higher education but at a state-funded community college.  I start on Monday.  I probably won't write much about it on here, given that I try to keep anything work-related off the internet, but I do plan to post about for profit schools one day since I am no longer working at one (and don't plan on heading back in that direction ever).

A pretty eventful month for me, right?  Got a new job, went on vacation, spent tons of time with the babies, and I managed to get back on track with my reading too.  Here's what I read this month:
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Surrender to Sultry by Macy Beckett
How Happy Is Your Health by Sophie Keller
Heads In Beds by Jacob Tomsky
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen
Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
But I Deserve This Chocolate by Susan Albers
Accidents Happen by Louise Millar
I Wear The Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All of Us by Jesse Bering
Sharp by David Fitzpatrick

Books read in July: 12
Books read this year: 85
Pages read in July: 3283
Pages read this year: 24,778


  1. Hope you have a great start to the new job on Monday!

  2. I worked for a for profit college in retention and was horrified. It was so ridiculous and I warn people all the time not to fall for their schpeel...
    Congrats on the new job! Can't wait to hear all about it!