I know you're dying to know what I read this week and what I will read next week. Because I am that interesting. In my make-believe world, I am down-right fascinating.
Speaking of fascinating, I just (like JUST closed the book) finished "Fallen" by Lauren Kate. It completely fascinated me. I picked it up at the school library during a red ribbon guest speaker, Heather Anderson, which was 1) amazingly excellent and 2) I'm getting the credit for finding her and I'm drowning in all the accolades. Okay, I could use more.
Apparently, a year ago I talked to another school counselor at another school who told me about this amazing guest speaker, a former Miss U.S.A. finalist, who had the kids captivated. I said I would love to have her come and speak at my school. Someone sent her an email (me?) and she called the head counselor (who doesn't like me right now) in September and told her I wanted her to come for Red Ribbon Week. Am I amazing, or what?
I just wish I remembered who, when, and where this conversation occurred.
Anyhoo, that's why I picked up this book. I was trapped in the librarian's cubby and started being all ADHD, picking up and looking at whatever book I could find. I'll probably skip book #2 since it doesn't tell the reader much. But I'm hoping book #3 is the final installment and will be at least as good as book #1.
If you are still with me after my little story, please whistle or nod you head.
In other fascinating news, I've been reading and watching the trapped miners in Chile. Honestly, I had no hope for those poor men. It was only two years ago that a mine in Utah collapsed. It is referred to as the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster. Obviously, that historical name does not bode well. 2 years ago, the Crandall Canyon Mine collapsed, trapping 6 miners. In an attempt to rescue miners, another collapse occurred killing 3, injuring 6 more. 10 days later, officials sealed the mine, assuming all perished.
69 days, 8 hours after the mine collapsed, all 33 trapped miners reached the surface in Chile. I get chills just typing that. Makes me proud to be a member of the human race.