Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Can YOU dig it?

Last night I was teary, overwhelmed, astounded, exhausted, and now I'm just GIDDY!!!!! Can't wait to hear what my students have to say about this today. I'm sure they'll have lots of interesting comments.

In other news, what better occasion to join a new reading challenge?! The lovely and fantastic Lezlie from Books 'N Border Collies has assembled the U.S. Presidents Reading Project! This challenge asks us to read one non-fiction book about each of the presidents (although dependent on our interest, we may also read books about multiple presidents and count the book toward all of those included).

This election has really fired my interest in politics and history for the last few years. so this challenge seems right up my alley!

I think I'll start by finishing Dreams from My Father, by our President-Elect, Barack Obama!!!

Now I hope you'll all take the plunge with us! There's no time limit on this one, just a leisurely exploration of our national leadership. Woot!


  1. I have to admit, the tears keep coming! Since 2am!! I am so proud of the USA today!!! And even prouder to be an American. Finally, our voices have been heard.

  2. Thanks for mentioning the U.S. Presidents Reading Project, Andi! I don't expect I'll have a ton of takers for it, but it will still be a fun project to pick away at.


  3. The reading challenge sounds like a great idea, I want to do it :)

  4. I am SO happy Obama got elected! Yippee!

  5. I cried listening to his Chicago speech (which he himself wrote!). And I don't think I was the only one. This election was actually my first time voting because of age and citizenship but I'm so glad because I feel like I made a difference.

    Thank you for bringing up the US Presidents Project - it seems like something I'd want to do as well - I just keep getting more and more interested in politics as the days go by.

    I hope you have the most amazing post-election day ever!



  6. I was bawling last night and almost teared up this morning while reading the paper. I'm sorry we re-elected our Senator and US Rep, but nothing is killing my joy today!

    The landslide is amazing. I am so proud of our country!

    The president's project sounds great. I have read a couple of great biographies and would love to read more.

  7. Funkay!!! Amen to that! I gave $$$ to the DNC and I m getting a free t-shirt. Can't wait to plaster myself with it.

    Lezlie, no problem! I'm so excited about it. Off to my 'brary website to see what they've got as a matter of fact!

    April, doesn't it!? Come on!

    Do the happy dance with me, Marie!

    Ophelia, isn't it a great feeling! Come along for the presidential challenge ride! I bet it'll be fun!

  8. I never, ever talk politics, so you'll just have to keep this secret:

    Um. (cough) Wahoo! (shhh!)

    Okay. I didn't say anything at all that meant anything . . . at all. Really.

  9. I may have to join you (unofficially) with this challenge. I have a copy of The Audacity of Hope in my stacks and now is the time to read it. I also have John Adams (McCullough's) lurking around here somewhere, too.

    Did Bookfool just say Wahoo?!!!!!!! :)

  10. i cried too. It is a great great time for America.

  11. Yeah! I am sooooooo excited that Obama won! That speech was wonderful and I'm so pumped.

  12. Waaaaaaaaahoooooooooo!!!!! I laughed! I cried! I loved the puppy comment and I am thrilled for America!!!!

    (Ahem. Sorry to get carried away.)

    *sits quietly in corner throwing confetti around*

  13. I still have that warm and fuzzy feeling!! Even after dealing with a lot of sour grapes at work today. I'm still just amazed at the lack of knowledge that some people have. The "liberal" media, my ass. When people actually believe that Obama is linked to "terroists" and doesn't respect the US flag, it isn't Liberal media that is getting to them. Even those misinformed rednecks couldn't put a damper on my smile today!

  14. The US election's over? Whatever are we going to do with ourselves for the next 4 years?

  15. LOL, Nancy!!! I didn't hear a thing!

    Happy dance, Iliana!

    Les, it's one of those perfect challenges that you can just chip away at. I love those! I read The Audacity of Hope last year (first book of 2007 actually), and its lovely!

    Isn't it, Courtney? I'm so happy!

    Tammy that was a grrrreat speech! I loved it. The puppy comment got me. lol

    LOL, Jen! You won't see me complaining if you jump around, holler and generally act afool! I'll even provide the confetti. hehe

    Stephanie, I've heard it a lot too, and I just block it out and go on with my happy smiliness!

    Stu, we're going to make up campaign songs for the NEXT ELECTION!!!

    Woohoo, Dennis!

  16. What a great idea for a reading challenge - I'm tempted, although I rarely join these.

    Love that photo of our new Prez!


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