I started today completely hopeless as far as Bout of Books is concerned. Buried in grading all day long was not faring well for my evening, which I knew needed to be spent grading as well. Research papers...English teachers can't live with them and can't live without them.
So I came home and made myself a deal. If I graded all of my easy stuff - the 7th graders' vocabulary and Op-Ed essays, then I'd allow myself to read. So I graded all of the easy stuff and promptly fell asleep. Yep. Out cold for a couple hours.
Good thing though, cause I'm a light sleeper and there is one hell of a thunderstorm ripping through the county right now. So, at least I got some sleep earlier! And I can sit here and read! So, my progress?
Well, as usual, I made a goal to read certain books and immediately changed my mind. I've been reading mostly e-galleys sent from publishers/NetGalley, so I found myself itching to have a book in my hands. Since my next review book is Closed Doors, by Lisa O'Donnell (coming May 20th), I figured I'd also read The Death of Bees, which seemed like a hit when it came out.
So, I've read 100 pages for Monday night and whoa, what a crazy story so far. Definitely paints a picture for the reader. Can't wait to make myself a deal for Tuesday!