II: Personal Biography
I spend time with my wife, read hungrily, play nerdy boardgames, and try my best to write enjoyable trivia nights. I also keep a running list each of the year's most impressive movies, which is not quite a blog, not quite a review, and not quite a top ten list, but it is a whole lot of fun. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a family of teachers.
My wife, Katelyn, is a kindergarten teacher, part time knitter, and full time nerd. When we're not teaching, we read plays out loud to each other. It took her several years to convince me that we should move overseas to teach abroad, but I am very glad she did.
(Photos by Carole Kaboya)
We all have a reading biography, because every time we open a book, close that book, and open another, we reshape our ourselves as readers. My goal is to help students realize their reading biographies and practice articulating why certain books are meaningful and what excites them about the next books that they are going to read. For me, it is essential to use a website like Good Reads for keeping track of the books that shape me.