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Showing posts from October, 2020

October Read of the Month

 Yes, I just finished and reviewed my September Read of the Month ; yes I realize it is already October 24th; yes I realize there is only seven days left in the month of October. This is not stopping me for squeezing in a book for October. My October Read of the Month is Mick McCabe's Golden Yearbook .  My pre-ordered copy just arrived and I have already started reading. My pre-ordered copy just arrived  McCabe has been covering high school athletics for fifty years for the Detroit Free Press  and decided to commemorate his 50th anniversary at the Detroit Free Press by writing this book. I look forward to reading his rankings and stories about some of the greatest high school athletes in Michigan history. Look for a full review before the end of the month....I promise.

September 2020 Read of the Month Review

 Ok, it only took me nearly all of October to complete my September 2020 Read of the Month , Harlan Coben's Don't Let Go. I mentioned in my introduction of the book that I actually picked up this book years ago to bring along on a trip to Europe. I confirmed this as I started reading and found the following tucked away as my bookmark: Yep, that's my boarding pass from my 2018 trip to Europe Boarding passes are great bookmarks by the way, it is why I still have them printed instead of using my phone....but enough about boarding passes, let me give some feedback on the book. I have reviewed books by Coben in the past, and I usually never have a problem diving in and enjoying his books. They are always exciting and quick reads for me. I kept thinking my issue with this book was that I was excited for my trip(s) and that is why I never really "got into" this title. It turns out, this one just starts off pretty slow (compared to his other books). Once I hit the halfway

We had a Homecoming....Somewhat.

 I have not been able to write as much (or read, as I am still working on my September Read of the Month ) because I have been trying to provide something close to a homecoming to our students at Carlson High School. Our 2020 "homecoming" all came together last week, culminating on Friday evening. So how did it look? I guess it is easiest to point out what we could and could not provide this year. Why not start with the negatives first, here is what we could not do this year, that we normally do during homecoming time: No pep-rallies. These are clearly not permitted by back to school directives from the State of Michigan No floats or parade, one of my favorite aspects of homecoming week. No dance, I long for the day when we can have 1,000 + kids dancing the night away together No full attendance at the Friday game Here is what we were able to do this year: We held a spirit week and awarded the Marauder Spirit Jug to the Class of 2021. Our varsity cheer team was able to perfor