Welcome Friends! Do you have a Coffee or a Tea? Then sit down with us and chat a little bit about your week with us!
Like every week, Heather, Pushy and Danny are sharing what they read this week and what other exciting things happened in their lives!
*image from the wonderful Seth MacBeth
Even though it’s summer, the weather this week has been ugly here in Germany. Rain, cold and basically non-summery feelings. Too bad we had an “Open Door” on Thursday this week in our faculty, where we would have loved a little sunshine!
This event has been lots of fun last year, we had lots booth for each field in biology, that is represented at our faculty. Then we also set up “fake labs” to show a little what we are doing every day. Lot’s of classes from schools are visiting and we can talk to them what it means studying biology in Munich.
We also paired this event with a faculty party where we have a BBQ in the evening and some drinks. Highlight of the faculty party is always the “Award for Outstanding Teaching” which is always given by the student boy to one Professor or Lecturer who .. well deserves it.
……And much to my utter amazement, I got this award this year!
I was so so touched, the speech from the students completely moved me! I would have never guessed a few years ago that I would find so much passion in teaching, but I just completely adore it. Working with talented students, helping them with problems and just seeing them grow into amazing scientist completely fulfills me which is why this award means so much to me!
So uhm.. yes I had a great week..I’d say 😉
In terms of Reading? Since his week was so busy I didn’t have time for lots of reading. But I finished The Young World, which was such a fun read and I started The Fire Wish by Amber Lough! I’m so in love right now Young Adult Fantasy that I was completey thrilled when I got a Review Copy! I’m just about 20% in and even though the beginning was a little slow, I think it will pick up now, which is why I’m going back to reading right now!
Congrats, Danny on your teaching award. It’s always nice to be recognized like that, especially when it’s by your students!
I went back to work after having a week off for vacation, so needless to say, it was a long week. Getting used to rising at 4:30 am and hopping a train to commute into the city to be at work by 7 am was a bit hard to get used to after waking up whenever we felt like it for over a week. That being said, I mostly took a nap on the morning train ride, so I spent the afternoon portion reading The Forever Man by Pierre Ouellette. I’m reading this near future thriller for the author’s blog tour, and his imaginings of what the United States will be like soon as both frightening and so smartly drawn. I also started the audiobook The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher. I’m enjoying this magical world set in the past in England so far.
Season two of Witches of East End just started back up on Sunday on Lifetime. It’s based on the novels by Melissa de la Cruz and I haven’t read the books, but this show is a bit of a hot mess guilty pleasure. Sort of like a soap opera. There’s just not much new on during the summer…
OMG, Danny!!! This is awesome!!! I know how great that kind of recognition can be and I completely agree that it’s well deserved! I love when you talk science with me!! Like Heather, it was back to work for me this week as well, but thankfully I’m not up as early as she is so it was more pleasant for me.
This week was quite busy (what with going back to work and all…) but I finished up my books from last week and started on an ARC I got for a tour, Made for You by Melissa Marr. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever read by Ms. Marr, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this one goes!