Sunday Post: September 14

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This was a weird week. It was a long week, but it didn’t feel like it was that long in the middle of it all. It wasn’t until Friday afternoon when I thought back on what had happened and was like, “That was this week? It felt forever ago!”

Some good things happened. Yesterday, I went to a writers group and workshopped the first 500 words of my novel. It was very well received, which was gratifying, and I also got some excellent feedback. Which leads me to the question: would anyone out in blogland be interested in reading excerpts of it? It’s a vampire novel. If there’s interest, I can post snippets once a week or so.

In health news, I had my first asthma attack in years on Friday. It was very hot. I’d taken my kids to the library when my chest got tight and I started coughing. I knew what was going on, but I soldiered on and stayed with the kids. I also didn’t have an inhaler. Luckily, it all turned out okay; someone lent me there inhaler, someone took my class, I cooled down, and made it through the end of the day. I got home to discover I had three inhalers in my desk, so… those are going in my teaching bag.

Reading-wise, I’m nearing the end of The Alienist, which I’m loving. I’m thinking of trying the TV show after, if I can find it streaming somewhere. And, even though I have a TBR pile growing, I still checked out the book Legendary from the library because it was finally in, and I’ve been dying to read it. So… oops?

Monday: No Good Men by Thea McAlistair (ARC review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Covers of 2019

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly (review)

Friday: Inside Out Book Tag

Monday: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Funniest Characters

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: The Alienist by Caleb Carr (review)

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish– Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

Saturday: Legendary by Stephanie Graber (review)

That’s my week in a nutshell.

What are your reading this week? Are you interested in reading a vampire novel about a girl who is the reincarnation of the very first vampire? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post: Sept. 8

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I’m finally getting back into the swing of thing! I wasn’t as bone tired this week and was able to finish two books and make real headway on a third. I got back to the gym three times and I felt great. The students are settling into routines and we ended the week strong. Here’s to hoping next week is even better!

Monday: The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Series I Need to Finish

Wednesday; WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber (review)

Saturday: Anticipated Fall Releases

Monday: No Good Men by Thea McAlistair (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Covers of 2019

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly (review)

Friday: TBD

Saturday: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)

What are your reading plans for this week? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post: August 25, 2019

Oh. My. Goodness, this school year is kicking my behind. I’m so tired at night, I can only read about ten minutes before I don’t understand what I’m reading any more. I’m failing as a blogger because I can’t finish a darn book to review it. I don’t feel like I’m in a reading slump, because I’m eager to read and have books to read, I just can’t. I also am struggling to get to the gym. I start the week strong and go, and then just can’t make my body move. So, I’m failing as a blogger, failing as a gym rat, but succeeding as a teacher. I guess that’s what counts, right?

sigh

It will get easier, soon. The kids are settling in, I’m feeling more routine, it’ll get better. I just need to be patient. So, please, stick with me as I get through this rough patch; I’ll be posting again more regularly soon.

Two. Two stinking posts!

Tuesday: Top 5 Dystopians

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Uh…

Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Don’t Talk Enough About

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

And, with any luck, one day I’ll be able to post my review of Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber

The song Whole Wide World by Mindy Gledhill

Also, if you’re interested, I’ve got a Donor’s Choose project going on, I’m trying to raise money to but a low table for my students to work at. You can go here to see the project. Or, you can go to my Amazon School Wish List and see if there’s anything you’d like to donate there.

What are you reading this week? Any words of wisdom to get me out of my funk?

Sunday Post: August 18, 2019

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

I survived the first week of school! Oooh, boy, is this year going to be interesting. I have a very rambunctious group of kiddos this year. They are imaginative, bright, enthusiastic, and loud. They are definitely going to keep me on my toes.

Yesterday, I got to see Wicked, which was completely awesome. I’ve seen it once before, but there was a lot that I’d forgotten. The best part was I didn’t miss any of it, which I was sure I was. A comic con was going on nearby, and I left later than I meant to so I struggled to find parking. I finally got into my usual parking lot right when the curtain was supposed to go up. Luckily, they held the curtain (just for me?), so I was there from the beginning. The performers were wonderful, and I love the story. I had a wonderful time.

In other news, ThriftBooks is sending me another copy of Mistress of Nothing, so I’ll be able to finish it soonish.

Monday: Fledgling by Molly Harper (ARC review)

Tuesday: I need a break

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (review)

Friday: Summer Sweat-along Book Tag

Saturday: Review Delayed Indefinitely?

Monday: TBD

Tuesday: Top 5 Dystopian

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

The Rest of the Week: TBD

I’m a little behind on reading and reviewing. Oops!

And that’s my Sunday post. I better get to reading!

Sunday Post: August 11, 2019

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Okay, where the heck did the summer go? It seems like yesterday I was counting down the last days of school, and now I’m going back tomorrow. Keeping busy certainty made the summer go by quickly, and while I can’t complain, I do wish I had more time to kick back, relax, and read. However, I am looking forward to starting up again and meeting my new kiddos.

Monday: Heart of Iron (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Books Under 300 Pages

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Eat, Pray, Love (review)

Saturday: All the Better Part of Me (ARC review)

Monday: Fledgling (ARC review)

Tuesday: TBD

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Curse Dark as Gold (review)

Saturday: TBD

What wonderful things have you read this week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post, August 4

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This week was rather laid back after my whirlwind trip. I went on the Whales, Wilderness, and Glamping trip through Spirit of the West Adventures and had an absolutely amazing time. I’ve always enjoyed kayaking, and I got plenty of it here. We went out every day, and the second day, we went out all day. I really though I wouldn’t be able to do an all day kayak, but the guides were really good about taking breaks, so it wasn’t hard. The best part is I was able to fulfill my lifelong dream of seeing an orca in the wild. I got to kayak in the water while they swam, and the next day, I saw them close up on a boat. It was magical.

The other wonderful part of the trip was hearing the humpbacks in the bay. I’d be lying in my tent at night and hear them breathing. It was so neat.

In other news, I’m starting school again next week. Well, I go back next week, and the kids come back the following week. I hope to keep on a normal posting schedule, but you never know what will happen. Life is unpredictable like that.

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Jack of Thorns (review)

Friday: Reader Confession Tag

Saturday: July Wrap-Up

Monday: Heart of Iron (review)

Tuesday: Top Books under 300 Pages

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Eat, Pray, Love (review)

Friday: TBD

Saturday: All the Better Part of Me (review)

Have you fulfilled a dream lately? Or what dream do you have that you hope to fulfill one day?

Sunday Post July 14

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

Once again, this week wasn’t very eventful. I did go to a book signing to see Brigid Kemmerer, which was a lot of fun. She and the other authors, Elizabeth Eulberg and Kasie West, were hilarious. I felt a little awkward, just because I was one of the oldest people there who didn’t personally know the authors, but I wanted to go so badly. There are never book signings around here and even though it was an hour away, it was totally worth it.

Yesterday, I met with my mom and dad, who live 300 miles away. We both drove to a point about halfway between our homes so I could see my dad for his 70th birthday (and also see him before his surgery in September). We had a lot of fun. I also gave them a copy of my book, which I wrote a few years ago and was always like, “I wonder why they haven’t read it?” Recently, I realized I never gave it to them to read and they probably thought I didn’t want them to read it. They were both really excited. I just hope they like it.

In other news, I don’t know if I’ll be posting at all in two weeks. I’m leaving for my vacation on Saturday and totally freaked out about it because I’m going to Canada and have never been to another country. I’m going all by myself and there are many steps in getting from the airport to my bed and breakfast that have been all stressed so I might just give myself a break and a chance to relax. As much as I can. Which is not very much.

Monday: The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Spellbound by Allie Therin (reivew)

Monday: Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Case of Possession by KJ Charles (review)

How was your week? Any great reads? Drop me a comment below and let me know!