Hi friends! It’s been a bit since my last post, and unsurprisingly, the quarter system is the culprit. 10-week terms are no joke. I always start a quarter feeling fresh and convinced that I can stay on top of doing school-work-life-blogging-booktubing-podcasting—so long as I have a plan!—and clearly, that just isn’t the case.
(Hasn’t been for the past four years either, but I’m stubborn and don’t want to accept defeat lol).
This month is a busy one. For work, I am co-leading an environmental service-learning program for the week of spring break (T-10 days until departure!) My team has been working on this program for over 10 weeks now and I am SO excited to see the 2022 experience come to fruition! Nevertheless, it is a lot of work. I’m slightly cheating my TBR this month for that reason as I’ve already been reading two of these books throughout February and am nearly done with both. Work smarter not harder, right?
Here is my to-be-read list for March!
#1: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
1/2 books I’ve been reading throughout February (and thus through off my February TBR but we won’t talk about it). I’m using this book as educational content for the service-learning trip I mentioned! Robin Wall Kimmerer is a member of the Potawatomi Nation and has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. The program I’m co-leading has a focus on environmental restoration and environmental justice, but it has historically lacked inclusion and exploration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). I’m hoping that bringing this book into the program materials will help future co-leads of this program continue to highlight the importance of TEK in environmental restoration work!
#2: Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
I was approved for an eARC of this book on Netgalley thanks to Penguin Teen! I am very excited to read it because it’s been well received by advanced readers so far. It’s coming out next Tuesday, March 15th!
Also, side note: while picking out the books I wanted to read this month, I realized that there were two other books I was approved eARCs for on Netgalley annnnnndddddd I let them get archived before I downloaded them to my Kindle. I’m not crying. Nope.
#3: The Making of a Therapist by Louis Cozolino
2/2 of the books I’ve been reading through February and really through January as well. This book has been used as the “textbook” for my Introduction to Professional Counseling course I’ve taken this term! I always tell people that if I wasn’t an Environmental Sciences major, in a different life I would’ve been a Psychology or Sociology major. Since I’m wrapping up my undergrad this June, I have a lot of elective credits I can take, so I decided to take a counseling course to explore this other subject interest of mine. It’s been a great class and I have annotated the heck out of this book so far! Almost done!
So, those are the three books I’m reading in March! What are you reading this month? Let me know below! Also: if you didn’t know I post a monthly IG story where I show the books I’m reading for the month if you want to follow me on bookstagram!