Happy Holidays from all of us at home/school/life!
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- Please stop saying “I’m not a math person.” Everybody is a math person because humans are math people.
- I have always found Leslie’s story in Anne’s House of Dreams so heartbreaking—and now maybe even more so.
- These little stores for mice in Sweden may be the cutest thing I have ever seen.
- How the internet is changing our brains—maybe not for the better. (My New Year’s resolution is to read more long-form journalism and fewer BuzzFeed lists.)
We’re taking this next week off for Hanukkah, but we’ll be available via email if you need us.
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- We are wrapping up our holiday themed readalouds with The Box of Delights.
- I got a copy of The Underground Railroad as an early present, and I can't wait to to read it.
- Also on my holiday reading list: The first book in the Colors of Madeline series, which Suzanne has raved about.
- Yes, we are having sufganiyot and rugelach for Hanukkah. (I made a batch of rugelach with red currant jam, which isn’t traditional but which was so delicious.)
- Jason and I are spending the last week of December getting everything set up for his new school, and I think many of you will appreciate that I get to put all the library card envelopes into our book collection.
- My exciting holiday plans: Binging The Crimson Petal and the White while I cast on for Whistler.