March was a very productive month. Being off for three weeks definitely helped me find time to read/listen to/watch wonderful stories galore!
You’re Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
*The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review to come, if I can find the words)
More chapters in What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know by Dave F. Brown and Trudy Knowles. Yep, I’m back in post-grad classes again getting my Middle School endorsement.
*The Stranger appealed to my inner recluse/hermit, but The Hate U Give is a MUST READ for everyone!
The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner (audiobook)
Hamilton Soundtrack (Yes, you were all right!)
*S-Town was binge-worthy. I stayed up late to listen and woke up early to finish. And then I listened to chapters again after it was over. It’s heartbreaking and eye-opening. Parts are controversial and unsettling. But it taught me so much about people and a part of the world I know nothing about. Dare I say, it’s my favorite of all Serial/This American Life productions. Just be careful of some of the reviews out there. Unfortunately people are spoiling it.
13th – Schooled me in the best possible way.
Casablanca – How have I never seen it all the way through? Loved it!
Under the Tuscan Sun – Enjoyed it immensely.
Parks & Recreation – Finished it finally, sigh. Some of the best cast of characters out there.
Beauty & the Beast – It was lovely.
I made a donation to PBS in support of public broadcasting and all the amazing programs they offer. I grew up with PBS and don’t want it to disappear. With a donation is access to something called PBS Passport, where there are many movies, series and documentaries to enjoy.
*To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (public viewing expires April 9th. Hurry!!)
Hamilton’s America – I learned about History and the making of Hamilton.
Victoria – Binge-worthy and fascinating.
*ALL three PBS above were amazing! I can’t pick a favorite but if I had to, check out To Walk Invisible. It’s still available for a week and I love learning about literary women.
March was a monthly of education and schooling for me, I feel. While I was trying to find stories to sweep me away during my recovery, I found that stories which taught me about people really captured my attention. Here is the perfect quote I found on Instagram that sums up my month and why stories and reading are sooo important.
How was your month?