Old Dog, New Tricks
I’ve been nostalgic for my book blog for a few months now and am brining it out of retirement. The last few years have been filled with many adventures, most time consuming of them all was a return to college. Syllabi, professors, papers, presentations, and research have consumed my days, nights, and weekends for the last year. I never really felt my age until walking back into a college classroom with my backpack and pencil case 21 years after graduating the first time. Looking out on a sea of bright young faces not much older than the students I used to teach was a bit jarring, but they have all proven themselves to be fun, smart, and honest! Returning to college as an adult, I am more mindful of my readings, homework and the opportunities the college provides for students. I recently completed a training course to become a crisis counselor in the event of an emergency here in New Jersey and have been working part-time as a graduate research assistant for the chair of my department. The workload is intense when coupled with my full-time job, but I am energized and really love the courses.
It’s been difficult to find time to read anything more than my textbooks, but I am looking forward to a relaxing summer filled with some good books, reviews, and blog posts! The landscape of book blogging has changed a bit over the years, but I hope to meet up with some old friends and make some new ones. My nightstand is cluttered with stacks of counseling books, research, and half-written papers and blogging might be just the outlet I need! Here’s to a revival of sorts here at Book Line and Sinker! I’m looking forward to the next chapter.