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message 1: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Guess I haven't made myself a place to chat yet, so here it is :)

First bit of news...It's official, I'm back in school. Getting my BA in English. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Guess we'll see :)


message 2: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments Awesome!! Are you doing online school or going to a physical school? I just graduated an online college back in October sometime...it was interesting being back in school after 8 years!

Good luck!


message 3: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
It's an online school. No way I'd have time for physical classes :) It's been 6 years since I've been in school.

I've tried the teaching thing and it wasn't for me. I like kids before they hit school :)


message 4: by Barry (new)

Barry James (mondragoran) | 9 comments Haha it's exactly the opposite for me. I teach 6th grade, and that's about as young as I ever want to teach. They are still not quite self-aware at that age lol.


message 5: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments Maybe you could become a book reviewer that actually gets paid, or an editor, oooorrrrr....okay that's all I've got unless I go research jobs for English degrees.


message 6: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Barry wrote: "Haha it's exactly the opposite for me. I teach 6th grade, and that's about as young as I ever want to teach. They are still not quite self-aware at that age lol."

Lol! I used to be a teacher's assistant for preschool and kindergarten and I subbed for all the other grades, and middle school was my least favorite!


message 7: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Martha wrote: "I take care of and I guess teach little muchikins 7 and under at my church and they are AWESOME!"

That's my favorite age group I think...well babies through 5 or 6 :)


message 8: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
⚝ Ŧáẅņá ⚝ wrote: "Maybe you could become a book reviewer that actually gets paid, or an editor, oooorrrrr....okay that's all I've got unless I go research jobs for English degrees."

I've actually thought about editing because I do editing work now, except not for books (I do medical transcription, typing and editing medical reports). I'll have to see where it takes me :) I'm kind of excited now!


message 9: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments Well you should be excited! I'm excited for you and I don't even know you in RL!!! I went to school for medical billing and coding and my favorite class was transcription and editing....maybe I should go back to school...again...lol :)


message 10: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
⚝ Ŧáẅņá ⚝ wrote: "Well you should be excited! I'm excited for you and I don't even know you in RL!!! I went to school for medical billing and coding and my favorite class was transcription and editing....maybe I s..."

I love doing medical transcription. I started it so I could stay at home with my kids when they were little. Now my youngest is 4 and will be in preschool in the fall, so I thought I might try something different.


message 11: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
So my 6-year-old son (almost 7) checked out Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher Paolini from the library. He's going into 2nd grade but reads at a 4th grade level. For anyone who's read it, do you think he will be able to understand it?

It's so hard finding books for him because he is reading at an advanced level, because the books that are "hard enough" for him are too mature or he doesn't understand. Any other suggestions for him?


message 12: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments Harry Potter, but he's prolly already read those. The young adult dark hunter series may be good depending. It's about Nick when he's a young teenager...he may still be too young though, it's about fighting these zombies. My cousin in 6th grade read them and really liked them

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

uhm....this is just one book but I thought it was really cute, short but cute

The Adventures of the Frog Prince by J.R. Barker

what else...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) by Jeff Kinney
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


message 13: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
He actually hasn't read Harry Potter...that's a good idea. Thanks for these :)


message 14: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments No worries, glad I could help. :)


message 15: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Super excited! Found out yesterday I won a Kindle Touch from http://ebookswag.com/!!


message 16: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
So my kids are in the living room playing "book store." Too funny :)


message 17: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
I have four...it was just the two youngest playing. They are 6 and 4.


message 18: by Tom (new)

Tom (tommmmmh) Congrats on the prize! English is always a fun degree to pursue :)


message 19: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Thanks :)


message 20: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Robii wrote: "I've been playing like that until three years ago. L) It;s really funny :). I;m very happy right now, that I'm dancing. I got into High School today. I entered the 13th on Friday the 13th :). From today, 13 is a very lucky number for me ;)! ..."

Congrats :)


message 21: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Officially off work until August 6!! Super busy weekend, and then heading to Colorado to visit family Monday :D


message 22: by Kelan (new)

Kelan O'Connell (kelan_oconnell) | 2 comments Enjoy your vacation! It's well deserved. Thanks for all the hard work you do for Goodreads groups. I'm just one of the many authors and readers who appreciate the time and effort you put to keep us all in the know!


message 23: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Thanks Kelan :)


message 24: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
School is going good so far. The writing class is the hardest...I was not made to be a writer.


message 25: by Leigh, ⚔️ Wonder Woman ⚔️ (new)

Leigh | 15898 comments Mod
Sheri wrote: "School is going good so far. The writing class is the hardest...I was not made to be a writer."

I think you will do well. :)


message 26: by Tawna (last edited Aug 15, 2012 11:52AM) (new)

Tawna | 479 comments The writing parts of school were always the hardest for me too, I am a reader thru and thru! Good luck and have fun with it :)


message 27: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
Here are some of my daughter's senior pictures
(view spoiler)


message 28: by Leigh, ⚔️ Wonder Woman ⚔️ (new)

Leigh | 15898 comments Mod
They are beautiful! My favorite is the 1st one.


message 29: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
I like that one too :)


message 30: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod
So I just realized I have not read AT ALL this weekend. I've been so busy! But, we went to the pumpkin patch, bowling, soccer, a haunted house, carved pumpkins (which took hours longer than anticipated), and are now getting ready to watch The Walking Dead. So it was a full weekend :)


message 31: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12315 comments Mod

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