It’s Monday, October 26th. What Are You Reading?


I hate that I’m doing this, but how is it the last week of October already? I feel like I spent the whole moth with my nose buried in house and school stuff, barely looking up. This past weekend was more of the same, but my husband and I did make a little trek to the Metro Richmond Zoo to see Kumbali and Kago, a little pup and leopard (that is a cheetah…my brain is dead), who were amazingly adorable.

Picking up a chunkster like Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes may not seem like the best idea right now, but it’s not as scientifically complex as the title might suggest and doing an amazing job reminding me that grad school would be setting me on the right path. I’m balancing it out by reading Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter, which feels a little outside my wheelhouse, but has managed to pull me in fairly quickly.

In case you missed it, last week I opened voting for the start of this year’s Book Blogger Top Picks. If you have a blog, you have until November 10th to enter in your favorite books for 2015, which we’ll narrow down through voting over the coming months.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I need to hit up the Richmond Zoo with my son when we’re in town…he would LOVE the leopard and pup!

  • hahahaha I know what you mean but I seriously can’t stop marvelling at the fact that it’s nearly November. November is always slow though – a good month to catch up on things.
    Bohemian Gospel sounds like something I would very much be interested in! I’m looking forward to hearing what you think!

  • NeuroTribes sounds so fascinating…but intimidating! I’m trying to decide if I want to add it to my list, or just enjoy it vicariously through you when you review it. ;)

  • The second book has in interesting plot. I see it’s still pretty new out. And yeah, I can’t believe it’s the last of October. Another month down.

  • The zoo visit sounds adorable. The NeuroTribes book sounds interesting. Yes the year is just melting away!

  • Oh gosh I just watched a longer YouTube video of the cheetah & the pup and they’re amazing! The pup looks a lot like my yellow Lab! Wow warms my heart to know they are in the world. Very cool.

    • Oh gosh, I totally didn’t realize until your comment that I had written leopard in my post. SO spacey lately! But yes, it was so neat to see them, they were having a ton of fun together.

  • I work in special ed myself, and I’ve been curious about NeuroTribes, but I wanted to hear some feedback before I picked it up. I’ll be curious to read your review once you’re finished!

  • NeuroTribes sounds interesting being in Sped for years. What are you working on in grad school?

    • I’m applying for a PhD program in Special Education and Disability Policy – fingers crossed!

      • Yes!!! We need more intelligent and caring people in Sped. I did my Masters in Sped and now the ESL endorsement and finding a lot of similarities regarding policy and programs. Best of luck! Fingers and toes!!

  • I’ve heard great things about Bohemian Gospel….I can’t wait to read it!

  • I VOTED. I love voting for things!

    That cheetah is super adorable. I want a little cheetah. (Not really.) (Only sort of.)

  • Amanda

    My husband came home talking about NeuroTribes also – sounds very interesting. I am excited about Bohemian Gospel as well!

  • NeuroTribes sounds like a fascinating read! Can’t wait to hear more :)

  • I love it when a book reaffirms what you’re passionate about. I’m glad it ended up being a winner for you!