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Summer Reading and Other Ruminations

If I could read all day, or most of the day anyway, I would. This summer, despite some voluntary and involuntary deadlines, I have found long, uninterrupted spaces for reading. As always, I'm trying to figure out how I can keep the momentum going come September. And, as never before, I am begrudgingly coming to the realisation that this is not possible once school starts. Once I get back into the swing of a full teaching day, I just won't have as much time to read or write. And, that's OK. As long as I have at least one book going and some writing I do every day, I can satisfy my reading and writing habit. Nevertheless, it is right at about this time, during summer vacation, when I start to get anxious because I know that my summer is winding down which means my carefully crafted morning routine of exercising, reading and writing is about to be disrupted.

This summer I read professional books, participated in educational Twitter chats, wrote book reviews, and worked on the…