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Book Review: Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that I think is best just to read for fun and not overthink. When I first finished the book, I really enjoyed it for the reasons I’ll get to shortly, but now that I’m working on a review, I keep finding things that, the more I analyze them, the less I enjoy this book. I still like it enough that I want to keep reading the series, and I will definitely add it to my personal library at the school for my kids to read, but I do have some questions as to how strong the message is for young female readers.

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Wednesday Wonderings: Successful Impostor?

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but Wednesday seems to be the day when I am the most introspective. I think it’s because it is the longest workday officially, and it also tends to be the day when sometimes I have to wait a little extra before going home…

It’s a long story, and I don’t particularly want to go into that right now.

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Posted in Aspergers, Dating, Releasing Steam, Teaching

It’s been a minute…

I haven’t been posting much… or writing much in general… even though I agreed to do Camp NaNoWriMo this month.

I don’t know why I make promises I can’t keep around this time of year. It’s invariably the most stressful time of year for me. Not only is there the STAAR test, but there’s the normal Spring Time dating drama, or, rather, the lack-of-dating drama, that seems to get to me when I find myself dateless around this time of year. There’s the normal bill crunch as I find myself spending more to keep myself sane while I try to survive the STAAR test, and not absolutely crash.

And, lately, there’s a new focus on all the ways my Autism comes through. Like, now that I’ve had a couple of years to start to understand what exactly having “Aspergers”(though the term seems to be less acceptable recently) means, I’m seeing more and more ways that it manifests that I didn’t realize were different from how other people live.

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