Vivian from HipWriterMama tagged me for this meme.
Here are the rules: Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. I really liked being an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years—but I absolutely loved serving three years as our school librarian. I enjoyed working on collection development, sharing new books with the staff, and developing a more aggressive gift book program that brought in more than $4,000 in donations during my first year in the library. I did a lot of outreach with the faculty—and even took two teachers on a book buying field trip one day.
2. I detest hot, humid weather. I find it debilitating. Summer is not my favorite season. I much prefer autumn days when the air is crisp and cool. September and October are the months I like best.
3. I live in the same area where I grew up, went to grammar school and high school, and attended college. I have known many of my closest friends since high school…and several of them since first grade. Most of us became teachers and social workers. Many of us are now retired.
4. I married my high school sweetheart. We met when we were fifteen…and we’re still together after more than forty-five years!
5. I have a keen interest in the sciences so I read/have read lots of nonfiction books, such as E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation; Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA; American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer; and books by authors like the late Stephen Jay Gould, Lewis Thomas, and Carl Sagan.
6. I love making puns, playing around with words, and making people laugh.
7. Ramona Geraldine Quimby is one of my all time favorite characters from children’s literature. I had so much fun reading books about Ramona to my students. They loved that spunky girl, too, and were always eager to hear me read another chapter about her escapades at home and at school. She was one storybook character who truly came alive for my pupils…and me!
8. Some of my fondest memories of my daughter’s younger days are of her sitting on my lap on the red-cushioned rocking chair in my bedroom just before bedtime while I read her some of her favorite books: Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, Green Eggs and Ham, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
I tag the following bloggers:
Alvina at Bloomabilities
Jone at Check It Out
Robin at A Fondness for Reading
Gail at Through the Studio Door
Laura at Wordy Girls
Susan at Chicken Spaghetti
Gregory K. at GottaBook
Erin at Miss Erin