#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.
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…
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.