Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up for December 18, 2011: Ask Me Anything.

I'm going to be honest and say that I don't feel up to writing a weekly wrap-up style post today. I've had a crummyish kind of week. To top it off, I had a migraine yesterday morning, and I can still feel the knots up and down my neck. I'm worried that if I stare at the computer screen too long this morning it'll come back.

Anyway, I've seen this going around (first seen at Fizzy Thoughts). The basic idea is that I am leaving this open to you all to ask me anything you wish! It can be about books, teaching, life-whatever you want! Ask as many questions about anything that pops in to your head! I'll answer them in a separate post later this week. Ask away!

Have a great reading week!


  1. Hello, Allie! Two questions:

    - What do you plan on doing after you finish your 250? Will you make a new list and continue the blog? Will you continue the classics?

    - Do you have any plans for grad school someday? (Unless you've already gone to grad school? I'm not exactly sure, so really this is several questions.) :-P

  2. Hey, two questions for you:

    1) Is there a book you wish you hadn't read? A book that really depressed or upset you, or disturbed you a little? If so, how do you look at it now? Can you say, "well, at least I've read it" and put it down as good experience and widening your horizons a little, however unpleasant it was at the time, or do you think it was utterly futile?

    2) Which book are you most proud of for having read? What is, in your eyes, the most "impressive", that makes you kind of chuffed to say, "yes, I've read it"? Or are you completely unfazed by people saying, "gosh, that's impressive!"? Like, I'm not showy-offy about books because firstly, my real life friends aren't interested and I could say I read the handwritten manuscript of War and Peace and they'd be like, "why?", but at the same time, when I think of some books I've read, I think to myself, "maybe I am a little bit clever for having read that"...

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Hmmm...

    What is your favorite book to teach?

    What is your favorite breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?

  4. Great idea for a post! Okay, so a couple of questions:

    - What are your plans for 2012? Both bookish and family/work related.

    - What books are you the most grateful for having read?

  5. -Have you ever felt that your social/work life is interfering with your reading? How did/do you balance them out?

    -What is your fondest memory of being a teacher (book related or not)

    -Have you ever tried to convince someone to read a book? (aside from your own students haha)

    -Could you imagine an alternate life in which books wouldn't be such a huge part of your existence?

    Those are my Qs. I'm really curious as you can see :). Great idea!

  6. 1. Tell us a little more about your husband-what's he like?

    2. Favorite bands?

  7. Great questions so are a few more...

    What is the scariest thing you've seen or that has happened to you?

    If you were allowed to have a book written for you by any author (dead or alive), who would write it and what would it be about?

    What does your family think of your blog and project (if they are aware of it)?

    I think I remember seeing that you also write. What style do you write? Any hope of getting anything published?