Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday Post #27

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly (duh) Sunday Post link-up.

What I Read
The Rosie Project was very sweet and fun but is there such a thing as too fluffy? I don't like neat, tidy endings in middle grade novels, so I definitely am skeptical of them in adult novels.

We Are Not Yet Equal was pretty much the opposite of sweet and fun. It's the YA version of White Rage, and walks you though hundreds of years of oppression and degradation of black Americans by the white power structure.

What I'm Reading/What's Next
I've got to finish up my CYBILS reads by next Sunday! I also plan to finish up Creativity Project, which is tons of fun so far.

Three Things
1) My Oregon Battle of the Books club had an Oreo tasting last week. We brought Birthday Cake, Apple Pie, Salted Caramel, and Mint flavored Oreos. There was no clear consensus, but I personally preferred the birthday cake.

2) The semester wound down, meaning I have ALL NEW STUDENTS tomorrow. I've never taught semester classes before, so I'm partially terrified (so many new names! establishing class norms all over!) and partially excited (re-set! more kids to get enthused about books!)

3) My husband has been doing the bulk of the cooking, which is AWESOME. But this week I made a double batch of a Mexican-inspired casserole, one for someone at work who was in need of a meal train, and one for us. It was quite yummy, and my daughter requested that I keep the recipe.

Keeping It Real
We had a grading day on Friday, and I worked in my classroom all day. In the afternoon I started in on some reorganization of my classroom library. I was wearing a dress because of after work plans--nothing fancy, more of a sweatshirt with a skirt than anything. I quickly overheated as I moved stacks of books back and forth around the room.

So I decided to ditch the dress, and finished the project in the tank top and tights I was wearing underneath. #ClassyLady #NotDressCode


  1. I'm jealous of all of the Cybils reading. Good luck!

  2. I am happy I never taught semester classes. TWO first day of classes per year would have put me on edge. Good luck to you! I am sure you will end up with another great batch of kids. Nothing is too fluffy for me. I love tidy endings, because real life is messy, and I adored The Rosie Project. It left me happy.

  3. I'm sure it must be an adjustment getting used to semester classes. Good luck with the new class! And I just have to tell me that your final story about moving stuff around in your tank top and tights had me chuckling. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. I’m always tempted to buy those odd-flavored Oreos. I’ve never been brave enough to do it because what if they’re gross? I’d feel bad throwing them away. Good luck with the new class. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. Good luck with the new semester kids! And Mexican casserole- that sounds good haha! Now I'm hungry. :)

    Yeah sometimes fluffy can be too much, definitely.

  6. You have been busy! Good luck with the classes. I think I need some Mexican for lunch!

  7. Sounds like a good week! I hope the new students are fun! I used to teach university accounting and computer classes. I had about 80 students per semester and I was adamant I would learn all their names the first week. My memory was better in those days. Anne - Books of My Heart


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