Some of you might be looking at that column over there on the right and saying to yourself, "What's up with Brewer re-reading all those books?" No? You haven't noticed that I've been re-reading all my old favorites? You don't sit by your computer awaiting the next installment from my ultra-chic and fantabulous life? You're just not that into me? Well, too bad because I'm going to explain anyway.
See, I'm a teacher. And it's summer. Know what that means? No paycheck. For the upcoming '09-'10 school year I'll have twelve-month check distribution, but that wasn't an option this year. So, what did we do? We bought a house and several new things to go in it. We're smart like that.
Ordinarily this would not be a problem but in this particular summer Dan didn't have a paycheck either. Long story short...we're on what my friend Kathleen calls a "spending slushie" until I get my next paycheck in mid-August. It's not quite a spending freeze, but it's darn close. With very little money in the budget for extras, and knowing I just spent money on my new Miche bag (which should be here soon--I'm so excited), I just can't justify spending money on new books. So, I've been reading a bunch of older well-loved titles.
Mom just bought Finger-Licking Fifteen and let me borrow it so that I could read something written this year. What are you reading now? What else have you read this summer?