I‘ve got no shame in my early Xmas decor game. #dogsoflitsy
The reason why I have so much extra time to read right now...a stress fracture brought on by too much running. No running for six weeks (I‘ve got four weeks left 😢), no running the three half marathons I signed up for this fall/winter...BUT more time to read! So there is a silver lining at least 😊
Starting this book tonight.
My current read nicely aligns with my Halloween costume today...IMPERIALISM!
A history of the American women‘s suffrage movement told through biographical sketches of some of the lesser known activists in the fight for the vote. Informative, inspiring, and entertaining!
Just started this book, which profiles a variety of activists within the suffrage movement, and there are so many moments of fierceness from these women, like this passage on Sojourner Truth. Love love love this book so far!
Killing time before an appointment with a latte and true crime
I am fiercely proud to be a public school teacher and just as proud to be a union leader in my district. UTLA is fighting the good fight for better schools and better conditions for students. Public education is a fundamental right in a democracy, and people need to stand up to protect it. Support the strike by not crossing picket lines and by wearing red tomorrow (Mon. 1/14). #utla #redfored #solidarity
As someone who struggles with anxiety, there‘s a lot of stress in this book that I‘m finding isn‘t making it the most enjoyable of reads, but I‘m pushing through. It‘s been raining all day, so my best friend Monty and I have been snuggled up watching movies and reading all day. #dogsoflitsy
Lazy Christmas Eve at Mom and Dad‘s #dogsoflitsy
Climbing into bed with Monty and a book. Clarence Darrow led a fascinating life—friend to the labor movement, brilliant in the courtroom, and a participant in some of the most important trials in American history. This biography covers all of that and also doesn‘t shy away from exploring Darrow‘s many flaws. So far, a great read, and nice company on this Saturday night.
Beach date with this handsome guy yesterday, followed by reading time with a fascinating new book. #dogsoflitsy
It‘s the last week of summer, but this teacher is already in school mode. #teachersoflitsy
With all the heartbreak and injustice in the news this week perpetuated by the current administration, it‘s been nice to disappear into this memoir of the Obama years. #dogsoflitsy
Oh boy, I don‘t know about this one. Maybe it‘s because of Friday‘s shooting or the fact that the narrator is annoying or something else entirely that I just can‘t pin down, but I‘m not feeling this one, about the aftermath of a school shooting told by a teacher who had (wrongfully) been accused of having some involvement in it.
But anyway, here‘s a pic of my super cute boy Monty, who is keeping me company during my evening reading. #dogsoflitsy
Friday night. Time for murrrrrrrrrrrder.
Ay caramba, it‘s finally here!
Between half-marathon training and golf lessons and WASC writing and resuming my teaching duties after having a student teacher for two months, my reading has been lagging recently. I‘m trying to finish this one before the library Kindle gods snatch it away. Good stuff so far! #dogsoflitsy
That neat feeling when you start the Malala book the night before news breaks about her first return visit to Pakistan since she was shot in the head by the Taliban there six years ago...
An hour by hour account of the Cuban missile crisis with the American, Soviet, and Cuban perspectives interwoven as the world stands on the brink of nuclear war. A gripping, illuminating read!
I took my first sick day today in my seven years of teaching due to the most gnarly sore throat I've ever had in my life. Working my way through this one with my good boy serving as sweet company. #teachersoflitsy