Sometimes I Go a Little Overboard


#sol19- April 23, 2019

Sometimes I go a little overboard- it is hard for me to walk by a bookstore and not buy at least one book. I blame it on location- I do not live in an English speaking country, so my reader’s heart is never satisfied (okay, maybe it wouldn’t be even if I lived in an English speaking country, I do have a book addiction).

Recently it was decided that our elementary leadership team was ready to do another book study and someone (thanks, Sandy) suggested Being the Change. I was tasked with seeing if we could get 8 books in a reasonable time. After some to and fro with Heinemann I learned that they ship overseas pretty quickly and not tooooooo expensively. That should have set off alarm bells- professional books are always hard to order while overseas. In my last location, the local bookstore regularly accepted my orders of professional books only to cancel them a few weeks later. As a result, lots of my pd book buying has been limited to summers, but now…

The order came in quickly (ordered March 19, received a week later)- wahoo! I have already read the books (thanks to #cyberpd last summer), but am enjoying my reread with the team. But, then I realized I could feed my thirst for more pd books…

So April 8 I put in another order. Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 6.05.20 PM

Meantime it was Khmer New Year break for a week beginning April 12 and I had heard that nothing would happen in Cambodia for that week. I worried because a friend in China had told me a story of her wayward package going missing over a break, uh oh.

But then, while on break,  a week later Colby Sharp announced his next book club choice and I had to squeeze in another order. It would be silly to order We Got This only, so I added on another…Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 6.05.52 PM

Imagine my excitement when yesterday before lunch I received an email saying “Your packages are in reception.” Packages? I had been tracking both shipments and the first had been in Phnom Penh for 6 days already, so I was worried it might have been sent back and the other one was not due until the next day. I toddled off to pick them up and sure enough-two packages! Inquiry Illuminated was not yet sent because the order shipped before it was published- maybe I should have waited a few days for that second order.

My friend who coveted my copy of Being the Change now has her own copy, and me… I started reading all of the other books already last night! I know I will have to slow down and savor them one by one, but … my pd reading heart is happy for the moment. (Side note: I contacted Heinemann to see when the last book will be shipped and it should be any day now). Some people share pictures of their pets or children- I *may* have sent a picture of my book stack to a few friends.

Ah, well, that should keep me busy until I go to the US in mid-June… I wonder if I will already own the book that will be the #cyberpd choice for the summer?!



A former student loves sharing his slice each week.

6 thoughts on “Sometimes I Go a Little Overboard

  1. cflathers

    I have never heard of #cyberpd, I am going to check it out. So great to find someone else that has my love for PD books. I wish I could get my department into reading and discussing at least one PD book a year.

  2. Juliette Awua-Kyerematen

    Our book club at school is also reading, ‘Being the Change’ we also ordered the books and had them delivered in record time. Thanks for sharing your titles, now that Heinemann is offering this delivery service, I am also very excited.


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