Teacher Tuesday

Today’s guest is Nora Galvin, a Literacy Specialist for an elementary school in Massachusetts. She is one of my Twitter friends, agreeing to play the Teacher Tuesday quiz after I put out a plea. What a trouper she is!

Okay,  Nora, you know the drill. The first question:

Please fill in the blank: You should never (blank) and read at the same time.

You should never read and walk at the same time because you could walk into a door and break your toe. And it could hurt for a long time. It happens.

If you were invited to be on Oprah, what book would you bring for her to read?

If I was invited to Oprah, I would recommend Middlemarch by George Eliot.  I know it is old and has lots of pages (too many).  But it was one of the first titles that impacted my thinking.

What is the funniest book you’ve read?

The first book that had me laugh out loud was A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I am also going to add Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

What is the saddest?

Picking the saddest book is really difficult–there are so many. What immediately comes to mind are: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm, and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys. 

Favorite reading snack/beverage? 

Is is always best to read with Coke and M&Ms.

What’s next on your TBR list? 

Next up:  All the Answers and Up in the Garden Down in the Dirt both by Kate Messner. For Adults: A Dangerous Place by Jaqueline Winspear.

Teachers, librarians, reading coaches, principals, custodians, lunch ladies, anyone with school connections: Please play along! Email me (use that Contact button on the top right hand corner of this page) and I’ll get you the questions so you, too, can be featured on Teacher Tuesday.