Sylvia has a very interesting post about book clubs for homeless citizens.  I sent an e-mail to my students in National Honor Society (I am the sponsor for my school’s chapter) asking if they might be interested in doing something similar or at least holding a book drive for a shelter.  Thanks for sharing it, Sylvia.

I purchased The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz.  I need to finish my professional development books before I can start it.  I’m not one of those people that can have a whole stack of books going at once.  Two really seems to be my limit.  But after I finish, you can look for my thoughts on Schwartz’s novel here.  One of the most frustrating things about having to take these two courses is that it has really cut into my ability to read for pleasure.  Soon, this too, shall pass.  I could actually knock out one of the courses this weekend if I focus.

In completely non-related news, I have a mild concussion.  I am all right.  What happened was a glass full of pens and spare change decided to jump off my bookshelf and attack me.  I didn’t feel myself on Friday — sort of mildly queasy and dizzy.  But worse than that, I felt a bit disoriented.  I had trouble when I was talking with students remembering a colleague’s name.  I finally decided I had better go home.  I went to the doctor, and x-rays showed no fractures.  I have a fairly painful spot on my noggin and have been trying to rest.  I’m glad it wasn’t worse.