i finished The Dog Stars. if you like poetry and nature and adventure and love the world so much it hurts... well, then i highly highly recommend it. i liked it as much as Tell The Wolves I'm Home and that's high praise. peter heller is a masterful writer. so i'm on the hunt again, for a new story but may have found something. will keep you posted on my literary wanderings.
today in the classroom i started The Minpins by roald dahl. i wish you could have seen the faces of my red hot chili peppers. completely and utterly engrossed. no matter how wild things get story time in the dark class library is pure pleasure on so many levels. oh the power of words to thrill, delight, and charm. i am grateful for that.