I have always been a lover of books since I was little. I distinctly remember spending my allowance on books. Mainly the babysitter club books and the boxcar children. LOL. I have a few boxes in my basement of a bunch of chapter books from my childhood that are just waiting for my girls. Love it. Over the last few months I've been able to squeeze in a little bit of time here and there to do some reading. Reading hasn't been something I have been able to devote much time to since having kiddos, but I'm trying to work it back in because it is so good for the mind and soul. I love that feeling when your midway through a really good book and I just can't wait to read a little bit more.
This is a memoir and it was so good! It's funny, sweet, and uplifting and I love reading real stories about real families. The author is a blogger and has a few other books out that I can't wait to get.
Y'all know I'm a first grade teacher and mama so many of the books I read are children's books. Over spring break, Lainey and I spent over an hour in the children's section of barnes and noble and we stumbled upon this book. We both had misty eyes at the end because I think it just hit home for both of us. The message of the story is to not be afraid to follow your dreams and not to listen to people who tell you your idea isn't good enough. As soon as we finished it, I knew right away I was going to buy it. I read it to my students as soon as I got back to school!
I've been wanting to read this book for A LONG TIME. Because Ron Clark is awesome and the title is just amazing. I knew I would love it solely based on the title. To be honest, I've had more than a few afternoons where it felt like my math lesson was dragging oonnnnnnnnn, the kids were struggling to stay awake after lunch, and we must be covered in molasses because it felt like we were moving in slow motion. All you teachers know what I'm talking about, right?! This book was so motivating and I read it at the perfect time because it gave me a lot of encouragement to finish this past school year strong. I loved how his tips were numbered...sort of like small chapters. Even if you are not a teacher, I think parents could get a lot out of it, too.
I'll try to keep sharing what I'm reading and please leave me a comment if you have a good book recommendation. I love all kinds of books so pretty much anything goes!