Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer 2015 Recap: Or, What I Did Instead of Blogging

I can't believe that it is already the end of August and that I've neglected this blog so much :(. I promise, it's not you, it's me. That said, I've had a very busy and eventful summer. This included (but wasn't limited to):
  • Working on materials that serve as a checkpoint for tenure
  • Revising curriculum (yay?)
  • Reading a lot (more on this in a moment)
  • Collaborating with colleagues on an educational exhibit that's coming this school year
  • Going on my first cruise and visiting Alaska
All in all, it was a good summer, and while I could have used another week (or two, or eight), I'm proud of everything that was accomplished. Even though I really didn't make a dent in my to-do list, I was able to get a number of important things done.

Because of the cruise, I was also able to get a lot of reading done. A lot of these books were for fun, which is a luxury since so I have so many books that I need to read for class and research. These books included:
  • The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  • Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of an Wider Audience edited by Shaun Usher
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing by Elisabeth Losh
Overall, I enjoyed all of these books, and I'm hoping to review a  couple of them on the blog.

How was your summer? Did you read anything noteworthy? Please feel free to share what you read, did, saw, etc. in the comments!