I'm an early riser, even on a day when I could sleep in, so I've already logged over an hour of quiet with my coffee and a few chapters of this gem: Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Brent Montgomery. It's well written and makes me want to plan this summer's backpacking trip.
I'm also halfway through Anne Lamott's new book Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace a good pre-Lent read. As always Lamott shines through with honest, and sometimes brutal, storytelling which leaves you thinking and working toward being a better person.
I also have school related reading to do in preparation for next semester's English 11 Honors class, but they're all old loves - The Scarlet Letter, The Bluest Eye, Beloved, The Awakening, Ethan Frome, The Grapes of Wrath and Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I'm so excited to teach those texts again that even though it's "work" it will be pure pleasure.
Happy reading and stay warm!