Well anyone who’s reading this is probably wondering, where the hell have I been; basically lost in the depths of teaching hell along with a bit of holiday. I’m back now and you will be hearing from me more regularly. Promises! Promises!
I’ve read as much as I can and primarily with my book club. I’m going to call us the Normandy Readingales or NRs for short. Everything started with a bang, but it seems as if we’ve chosen quite a few sad books this 2011/2012. We’ve already read The Help, The Incredible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, and Sarah’s Key. So far, the list doesn’t look very stellar but the best book we’ve read has to be The Incredible Privacy of Maxwell Sim. I’ll post something on these books so you can get my take on things.
At the moment I’m only reading the Courrier International (French magazine which compiles newspaper articles from all over the world. FAB! and informative!). I can’t decide what novel I want to read next. I’m torn between I’m Down by Mishna WOLF or In the Kitchen by Monica ALI. They are two very different books, but interesting… I found I’m Down when I was on holiday this summer in New Orleans. I was browsing in Barnes & Noble for something different to take back with me to France and the saleslady suggested it. As for In the Kitchen that’s just a book I ordered from Amazon.fr a year ago that I haven’t gotten around to reading. I think I went off the idea of reading this book when I started to read all the bad reviews. I could only find one or two good reviews. Unfortunately, I read the reviews after I had bought the book. Although, I really enjoyed reading Brick Lane and thought it had some literary merit so I wanted to give this book a chance. I knows it’s a little different from what she usually writes about. I like a good thriller! I don’t often read this genre, and nor do I prefer it, but now and then I like the change.
Concerning my teaching, things are developing…. I have to become a self-employed teacher if I want to live properly from this profession, teaching. That means self-employment must take place November 2012. Until then I have quite a lot of paperwork to deal with and things to organize. I’m on the track so I’m sure I’ll be fine. I’m still selling my books but mostly on the internet. I don’t seem to have time to organize book parties with the clients. I’m teaching all the time, but I will be going to sell at a private Christmas sale. Maybe I’ll get some new customers/clients there. Next time I’ll be back with some reviews of the books I spoke about in this post. Happy reading…..