Perhaps that should read, ¨SO Many Books¨. One can never have TOO many books, can they? On my nightstand I currently have ten books, plus my e-reader, which has over one hundred books on it. Then, there´s a lamp, an digital clock that projects the time on the ceiling, a framed picture of my husband and son, a framed sentimental poem from my husband about how, as a wife, I am an angel (mother´s day gift), and four electronic devices being charged (Apple watch, IPhone, Garmin, wireless headphones). Oh, and my Big Bubba thing of water. Not much room for anything else!
But that´s not all! On the floor, in front of my nightstand, next to my bed, are MORE books! Eight more books, plus three magazines, to be exact! I guess you could say I have a problem! I can´t help myself when it comes to books. I thought things would change when I got my e-reader several years ago. It did, for a long time. I have over one hundred books on it. But there is something about that physical book that I still can´t get enough of!
Many, many of the books on my nightstand are kids´ books. I received a number of books as gifts at Christmas from my students. I also bought books at the book fair. All of these, of course are for my classroom. I have to read them first, right?! The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, The Underneath, Molly´s Story, Bailey´s Story. All of these will eventually end up in my class library.
Other books are for me. Books by Rachel Hollis (Girl, Stop Apologizing!), and Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up), Where´d You Go, Bernadette?, The Secret Life of Bees. Professional book – Notebook Connections, and a book about my autoimmune disorder. There are also magazines. Those are on the floor. Two recent issues of Real Simple, and one Runner´s World.
You´re probably thinking, ¨Wow, she must read a LOT!¨ I do. In the summer. When I don´t have 28 reading assessments and 28 math assessments calling my name from the dining room table. During the school year I have the best of intentions. In the evenings after dinner, sometimes hubby will play Xbox with our son. I do NOT enjoy watching them do this, so I go upstairs to ¨read¨. Except when I get up there, I can´t decide WHAT to read! Too many choices!! What am I in the mood for? What won´t put me to sleep at 7:30? Nine times out of ten, I choose a magazine. And reruns of Friends. I do not choose the professional book. Hey, that´s what summer days in the pool are for, right?!