What Am I Reading?

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

One of my goals this school year is to read more. As an educator it doesn’t make sense for me to tell my fifth graders to read, and I myself do not do it. I have been trying to make an effort to read at least a couple of nights a week.

📚 The tricky part is finding the right book that grabs my interest. I prefer to read non-fiction, but I love stories with good characters. I try to find good biographies that draw me in.

⏲ I have to make time to read. My usual evening routine has me watching something on my tablet. I have been replacing it with reading. It’s easier said than done because typically in the evenings I am exhausted. I try not to set a goal for every night, but I try to get in some reading a few nights a week.

✅ While I am sure there are many benefits to reading in the evenings as opposed to watching TV, the main benefit for me has been being able to dive in stories that I wouldn’t have been able to learn about if I had not decided to pick up a book and read.

🖼 The photos featured in this post were taken on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Uptown Charlotte. I found this spot a few weeks ago while I was riding my bike heading Uptown.

📖 Right now I am currently “Invisible Child” by @andreafelliott. The book is super long, but I have really enjoyed it so far. I don’t want to spoil any of it, but reading this book as an educator has opened my eyes even more to how the struggles at home can affect a child in the classroom.

❓ What are you reading right now? I am almost finished with my current book, and I am looking for suggestions.


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