Summer vacation? Certainly.
Chocolate rabbit gluttony? Yes.
Easter vacation? Precisely.
Along with Easter vacation and the celebration of Christ's death, resurrection and triumph over the devil, thus ensuring our salvation with his atoning sacrifice, there are also 8 days away from school. One of the activities I have slated, in addition to grading tests and Expos papers, is reading.
Here is my compiled reading list for Easter vacation:
America Alone: The End of the World as we Know It. by Mark Steyn. As a primer to Steyn I'm going to first read two articles of his that were published in Hillsdale College's Imprimus: the August 2008 article, "Lights Out on Liberty" and the April 2009 article, "Live Free or Die".
Steyn often writes for National Review. I'll follow that read with William F. Buckley Jr's. The Reagan I Knew. Buckley was the founder of National Review, a periodical where Steyn's writings can be found. "Zamboni Baloney" was my favorite Steyn column.
I'll follow this read with a recommendation from Mr. Wolf. I was walking through the faculty lounge and Mr. Wolf was explaining how he just finished an interesting read: Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. This New York Times bestseller sounded like an interesting read. After Mr. Wolf's assurance that even an English teacher like me could understand it, I added it to my list.
The coup de gra will be Reverend Matthew Harrison's most recent book, Christ Have Mercy. Reverend Harrison is the Executive Director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care. He is also the man I nominated at the last St. Peter, Macomb voters meeting, for president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
I know I won't finish all these books but the anticipation of such great reads is exciting.