The good news is on several fronts! I do not like 1,2,3 sort of ranking. It feels like the higher numbers, the 4's and 5's get a bit diminished in the process and so will give everybody letters instead; sort of like sitting down to a round table instead of a rectangle.
A. Booksellers have started sending back their reviews and they are so lovely and generous and kind!
B. My middle school students are all flying through their books and have discovered S.E. Hinton and Judy Blume and have become reading addicts. I am delighted!
C. My high school student is zipping through Jane Eyre and not only understanding the finely threaded nuances of the text but is enjoying the story. I couldn't be happier!
D. My college student is tackling Tolstoy and loving every minute of his first semester of college. He can feel his brain reaching and stretching and I am so very, very proud of him!
E. I have now worked out all the London omnibus routes for 1906-1910 and have moved on to train timetables...
F. Nell got chosen to be part of the Target "Emerging Author's Program". I am over the moon!
And it has started snowing...