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Five for Friday linky: books, books, and shoes

I've been spending A LOT of time reading and just lazing around.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  
So, for starters, I've been taking advantage of my local library.  I'm amazed at how many retired teachers volunteer there - almost everyone I talk to there who isn't an employee was a teacher!
      Now, my problem with the library is that every time I go in there, I see more stuff I want to read.  Some of it for school and some of it just for fun.  Here's what's on my coffee table for me to read this summer to stay ahead of my kiddos.
     The pile's not going down because the book at the bottom of the pile is from the library.  I've already returned one to them that I read and now this one, Amelia Lost - about Amelia Earhart.  We read about her in our anthology and I'm always looking to see what else is out there on her.

 But the other problem with the library is this.     See, they have this really cool cafe/bookstore.  And they always have a great selection of books.  Ones that I know my students love to read.  So I always spend money.  Although it's never very much, so I shouldn't complain.

 A good friend of mine is leaving fifth grade to go to third.  At the end of the year, she always gave out these pencils to her students.  She had 27 of them left, so I got them.  They're perfect to put into my kiddos lockers on the first day of school, along with some treats!
   I'm going to miss having her in my building, but when I see these pencils, they'll remind me of her!

 I'd been looking for a pair of black sandals to wear to school that weren't too high and were VERY, VERY comfortable.  Just found these last week.  They're Crocs!  And they meet the comfy requirement, so life is good!

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  1. I see some great books in your stacks. :) I'm following via bloglovin. :)
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  2. Thank you for the advice on my blog. I am looking into that devotional you suggested. Also, let me know how Matched is after you read it. I thought it looked like a good read myself but my library didn't have it in stock.

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  3. Matched! I loved it and my students passed it around last year as well as the rest of the series. Great book!

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