I have had a wonderful holiday break. We spent time with my husband’s family at a hotel in Indianapolis, a fun experience for us all. I was able to have more time for baking, cleaning, and laundry (something that is never ending in our household of 6). I was also able to have more time for games, movies, and laughter with my family. I love having a more relaxed schedule and definitely having more time with my family!
But reality is here, and school begins soon. I have been writing as well. I find the process of blogging therapeutic, as I hand write about books first, pondering over words, rereading the text and searching with my writerly eyes. Then, as I type, I often revise what I have already revised in my notebook. I’m learning what I ask my students to do.
I have so much to learn about the craft of books, and savoring books teaches me so much. I need more time in the library, which I did over break as well.
So now, one new year’s resolution is to keep writing. I look forward to hearing from you, how you have used the books and which ones inspire you. Have a great 2009 year and savor some books!