The Week Ahead: August 25-31, 2008

I first read about this idea over at She Is Too Fond of Books. I think it’s wonderful so I am following her lead and posting my plans for the week and will try to do so each Monday.

Monday, August 25, 2008 – I am on PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and we have our first board meeting tonight at 6:30pm. I am going to propose that we start a PTO blog so parents can get the info they need, when they need it. I would be the one to create it so I would be able to continue my love of blogging. How cool is that?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 – Dental appt for my son so that means I get to leave work early. Finishing up Mister Pip, which is my book group selection for this month. I hope to have the time to write the review up and post it here as well. Will depend on whether or not the kids did their homework beforehand.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – My book group pick for next month is The Meaning of Night: A Confession. I hope to crack this open tonight.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 – Teaching a class today but after that, I plan to write up a first draft of the post that I am writing for Joshua Henkin in September, that will be posted here of course.

Friday, August 29, 2008 – I always use Friday to catch-up on all that I did not accomplish during the week. I also need to catch-up on some Netflix movies that I have had for way too long.

The Weekend: Labor Day weekend to boot. That means no work on Monday. We are not traveling anywhere but may do a cook-out or two. I am looking forward to it.

Have a good week and if you have any special plans that you are looking forward to, let me know. It makes my week go by much faster if I have stuff to look forward to.


The Freshman Common Reading Panel

The university that I work for created the Freshman Common Reading program a couple of years ago. It’s sort of like the “One Book/One City” promotions that we see in our local libraries. A panel reviews books that have been nominated and then discusses the pros and cons to each book. In addition to selecting the book, the panel also decides how the book will to taught to incoming freshman.

I sent in a nomination and was asked to be on the panel! Here is a link to the list of books that are in the running for next year. The panel is made up of faculty, staff and students so it promises to be an interesting process.

Chatting with friends about books and life…