Sitzbook Review: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling

Today we're back with another fast quote/review of a book, and this time it's from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling. On the whole, I enjoyed the book, but it didn't necessarily light a fire under my butt. It was enjoyable and had some good stories, though. I particularly liked this quote in which she talks about the lessons that her parents taught her: "Lessons? When I was a kid, my parents smartly raised us to keep quiet, be respectful to older people, and generally not Read more [...]

Sitzbook Review: “Stasiland” by Anna Funder

Hi again! Like I mentioned yesterday, I've got a few really short book review posts lined up. This one just has two quotes I really liked from a book called Stasiland, by Anna Funder. If you're not familiar with the Stasi, then you're probably better off. They were the secret police in East Germany, and this book details interviews and experiences from people who worked for, fought against, and lived among the Stasi. It was a really interesting book, but it's also not terribly lighthearted. Anyhow, Read more [...]

Wow, How Motivational!

Hey everyone--I hope your Blogtoberfest is going great! Tonight I thought I'd share a few pictures that I've taken in the last few years. But they're special pictures because they also have quotes on them. Correct: not unlike the types of pictures and quotes you might find hanging on a wall above the water cooler in some of the most successful businesses in the world! In the last year or so I've been doing Quotes of the Day in my English and German classes, and I had been posting some of Read more [...]

Viva Elvis!

Since Elvis Week is wrapping up (he passed away on August 16, 1977), I thought I'd talk about Elvis in some way. We've been listening to songs and reading about him all week in the English class I'm teaching, and Sitzman ABC is also a bit Elvis-ified, but Sitzblog hasn't fully commemorated The King in style yet. Especially since this was the year that I finally got to Graceland, I had to put up something. So, I decided to share some quotes I found this week, some pictures from my Graceland visit, Read more [...]