I had the idea to share with all of you what I’m reading, so I’m implementing “What I’m Reading Wednesday.” Today is March 15, which is the Ides of March, and according to Shakespeare, we should beware. I’m still not sure why. Other than the nod to Shakespeare in the title, I don’t have anything else relating to the Ides of March, but if you find something, please post a comment and let us know.
The idea of “What I’m Reading Wednesday” stems from a few things. The first is that people often ask me what I’m reading. The second is that what we read shapes what we think and who we are. The third is that it’s good to try new things.
Each Wednesday, I will post a snapshot of what I’ve read since the previous Wednesday. It will be a collection of books and articles. Please be advised that I pick up and put down books and interests with abandon. You might find I’ve read deeply on a topic for a month or that I’ll pick up a book that I haven’t read in a year and start back right where I left off. I follow my interests in my reading, and that can be wide ranging.
If you are interested in seeing more than a snapshot of what I’m reading, you can check out the link to my Evernote notebook cleverly titled “What I’m Reading.” I don’t always remember to clip internet articles to Evernote (and sometimes it won’t let me).
On to the reading for this week.
- Pivot: A Vision for the New University – Joanne Soliday, Mark Lombardi
- A Healing Touch: The Power of Prayer – Melanie Henry
- Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Why the Trail Blazers turned to WNBA stars to help build a contender by Kevin Pelton
- In Defense of Bad Readers by Steven Mintz
- African American Vernacular in the English Classroom by Ron Egelkrout
- Students May Need Lessons on the Benefits of Active Learning by Melissa Ezarik
If you’ve read any of these or plan to read them, please leave a comment. I figure most of us could use someone to talk to about what we’re reading.
And lastly, but very importantly, what are you reading?
Enjoy your reading this week!