Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 3 - Photo a Day

A simple self-portrait - the backdrop is one of my favourite pieces of artwork, made of handmade paper, with me doing what I love to do - taking photos!

I love reading and for me, reading is my refuge and has been throughout my life. In school, my goal every year is to ensure that children love reading and love to read. I can'timagine a life without reading. My library overflows everywhere in my home!

This pile is a few of the books I have read recently or am reading:
Have read and loved:
Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire by Rafe Esquith (I will be rereading parts this summer - lots of inspiration for a teacher!)
The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis (Loved the idea of 13 women sharing a necklace and how it impacted their lives)
The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong (just finished - a very powerful historical/biography of an early Canadian pioneer)
One Simple Act by Debbie Macomber (Looks at how generosity can change your life)
I am reading now:
Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji (the life of a child effected by war - I teach at a very multicultural school and I try to read about children in other lands)
You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? by Lyndsay Green (I saw an interview with her and was struck by her take on retirement. A very interesting read!)
Burden of Desire by Robert MacNeil (Have only just started - another historical book of the Maritimes, this time of the Haliax harbour ship explosion)
Waiting close in the wings:
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
(Plus another hundred or so books I want to read sometime! lol)


Karen D said...

Hi Beverly,
Great self potrait. love that you did it on the background of favorite art work.
Enjoy the day.

Lis said...

I love the "layers" of your self portrait ... the art work, your reflection and the window behind you ...

I keep adding to my reading list! So much to read, so little time!

enjoy :)