What makes this book so beloved/admired/included by the AP masterminds? I understand how literary conventions can fall out of fashion and all of that, but out of all the magnificent novels written in the history of books, why do people think this one is so great? Plus, it's a translation, so who really knows how good it was in original form? I feel we should at least be reading something written in our native tongue. And here's a crazy thought--something by a WOMAN writer!
But it's not my call to make, so I am slogging through it, my eyelids heavy, my brain weary, my soul blacker than Roskolnikov's sick mind.
In other news, I'm getting my hair cut by a new person because until summer, Kristy the hair goddess cannot fit me in her schedule and I am limited to minimal hair-cutting hours. Am so nervous about this, but it must be done.
I'm not certain, but I think Fridays are dress down days. Should I wear nice jeans tomorrow or give it another week to be sure?
I know about 70% of the kids' names and faces so far, and only a couple of them actively hate me to date. Mostly they are nice and ambivalent about my presence. The other classes I teach are reading Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers and loving it so much because it's gritty and action packed and real. I've had to calculate their reading pace, which has been a bit tricky. Many are devouring the book, a few wouldn't read a traffic sign if they could avoid it, so one must find a balance between 50 pages a night and zero.
Speaking of zero, guess how many times we had to eat out since Monday? Zero! I'm feeling ridiculously proud of that fact.
I've been trying to find a little beauty every day and tonight it was the sunset. The sun was a blazing red orb low in the sky, just behind the bare tree branches. Mr. B remarked it made him feel like he was in Star Wars and I had to agree.
Spill it, reader. Your thoughts about