The OF Blog: What the Birthday Squirrel Bought for Me in 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What the Birthday Squirrel Bought for Me in 2011

Well, the Earth has completed another revolution to get to the point where I was born 37 years ago today.  Due to lots of things planned for this Sunday, the Birthday Squirrel came a bit early.  Here are the book-related items that I either bought in full with money given to me or which I bought in part:

Yes, I now am a proud owner of a 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad.  It has been a lot of fun testing this out, as I can see some possibilities for using this in my classroom.  Already read a few books using both the Kindle and iBooks app, including Minister Faust's e-book only novel The Alchemists of Kush (a real steal for only $2.99, if you ask me) and the free Project Gutenberg The Non-fictions and Essays of Charles Dickens, pictured above dealing with his history of England.  Good stuff.

I also went to McKay's, where I spent a little bit of money on buying some books in Spanish, French, and Italian, as seen in this picture and the one below.

Uncertain when I'll get around to reading all of these, but I do hope to continue to improve my Italian and French to the point where they'd approximate my reading fluency in Spanish and Portuguese.

One oversight from last year was my failure to pick up Kathe Koja's first novel in a long time.  That oversight has now been corrected.

Well, there are other new arrivals over the past week, but those will await a post later in the week.  Any of these items pique your interest?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday and welcome to the world of the awesome iPad!

Charles said...

Happy birthday sir!

Larry said...

Sorry I'm late with the thanks, but I've been very busy these past couple of days. And Alex, the iPad already has become useful in the classroom :D

Hélène said...

I'll be interested to know what you think of Kathe Koja's latest book. It's been on my radar for some time.

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