Friday, January 10, 2020

Retreat Week Begins Tomorrow

Things will become quieter here for the next few days, because we're leaving for our annual retreat week tomorrow. I am going to try to put up the Time Management Tuesday post next week, because I'm desperate to finish the Ultralearning arc and that will bring me one step closer. Otherwise, I don't plan to be here.

I call these annual trips a reading retreat. We do some snowshoeing, go out to eat, maybe spend some time in the fitness center, and hang out in our timeshare unit reading, listening to music, and (someone else) doing jigsaw puzzles.

My reading bag this year contains:

  • Two back issues of Writer's Digest
  • An entire year's worth of The Horn Book that I haven't read. I realized yesterday that the HB subscription renewal notice came before Christmas, and I found it! Now I should pay it, shouldn't I?
  • Two copies of Mindful.
  • One copy of Tricyle
  • The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, because it takes place in Vermont, and the first book in the series sounds as if she had the area we're going in mind.
  • My Kindle, heavy with eBooks, including The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe, which I hope will be a read for Multicultural Children's Book Day at the end of the month. 
  • I also have my iPad loaded with links to flash fiction and historical methodology reads, both this month's professional reading focus.
Retreat Reading 2017
And in spite of all that, I'll make my annual pilgrimage to Bear Pond Books, where I try to find something new for me. That is how I became a Mindy Kaling fan.

My traveling companion has had a mild cold since Wednesday, I am now fighting it off, and there is unseasonably warm weather and rain expected this weekend where we're going. But I'll still have the reading. And eating in restaurants.

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