Well, my friends, Bloggiesta has come to a close for me! I had fun and got a lot accomplished...although I seem to still be scared of reaching out to publishers. I just wish there was a way to do it and know I wouldn't be bothering any one. I'm going to work on this even though I didn't get it accomplished this weekend. Even though there is a lot that goes into being a book blogger, it is so much fun. I love books and I love the community and fellowship I have experienced from starting this blog and connecting with others. I love books and reading and I truly believe that the social aspect of books and reading is critical. More and more, I find myself talking to strangers about books and ending up with the best conversations. Books link people together. It's amazing. I love that as a teacher I get to interact with my students and get them excited about books through my passion with sharing books with them. Students need to practice reading to get better at reading and if I can get them motivated to read something then that's helping them be better readers. What does this have to do with Bloggiesta? I got so much accomplished and this weekend helped me make improvements to my blog that help me feel even more proud of what I'm doing here at Teach Mentor Texts. I hope you like what you see and come back and visit! Thanks again to Natasha at Maw Books for hosting Bloggiesta!