I have an interesting class at school this year. The kids seem to be extremely high in reading or extremely low..very few in-betweeners. I sometimes have a hard time associating with the kids who are struggling. I have never (to my knowledge) ever struggled in any subject. I didn't do well in calculus in college, but it was because I didn't want to, and didn't put in any effort to try....so in a way, that was probably the one thing that didn't just come to me. I also didn't pass my reading endorsement test but in my defense, most people don't pass it the 1st time. I didn't re-take it cause I didn't want to spend another $200...although, I have been rethinking taking it again next summer, just to have it on my resume.
So back to my story, I'm not sure if this goes along with my #2 of my brain love, but I am thankful for the ability to read. I love reading. I went on a pretty long reading hiatus while pregnant, and up until about a month ago. I'm on some medications how that will keep me up for days if I let them, and I've found the only way to get to sleep is to read, so I read for 1-2 hours every night before bed, so that I bore myself into sleepyland. Otherwise I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed until about 3am. ugh.
I'm currently reading The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau. It's the 3rd of a 4 book serious for The City of Ember. What's weird is that 1, 2 and 4 all coincide, but #3 is a prequel to #1. So I decided to read 1, 2, and 4 before reading 3. It felt more logical to me. I had read The City of Ember back when I was doing a student teaching practicum in 3rd grade. I only read a few chapters to the kids and knew how it ended, but I didn't know how it began. I watched the movie (which I loved) and decided that I wanted to re-read it, and in so doing, I wanted to read what happened.
I seem to have this thing that if there's a first book of a series I enjoy, I have to read ALL of them. Otherwise I'd go crazy. So let's hope Yonwood is good, too. :)
Now I have to decide what I get to read next!