Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Post #33/Sunday Salon #6

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz is expanding Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.

What I Read: 4 books (1 re-read)
I spent the week getting to the end of two series as part of of the "Can You Read a Series in a Month?" challenge from Because Reading is Better than Real Life. I finished Someday, and I read March, volumes 1-3. I talk in more detail about all of them on my challenge wrap-up post.

What I'm Reading/What's Next
I'm in the middle of Pie in the Sky, which I just got for my classroom. So far, it's wonderful. A Chinese boy has immigrated to Australia, where he feels like a Martian, misses his late father, is annoyed by his little brother, and bakes cakes against his mother's directions. It has both text and comics, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, (only with more plot).

Pie in the Sky

I also intend to finish Donna Gephart's In Your Shoes so I can start the ARC of her The Paris Project. Which is a whole lotta middle grade in a row, so I will most likely read some YA or adult book(s) in there too.

Three Things
  • There are chocolate chip cookies in the oven right now. So this afternoon will involve reading and eating cookies. Living the dream.
  • My kid was at Outdoor School this week. Do they have that where you live? It's a sixth grade rite of passage in these parts. My oldest sister went, so that must have been in 1968 or so.  The next two missed it because of funding issues, then I went in, oh, 1980? It faded out for several years around the turn on of the century, but people were upset enough about that many districts were actually able to pass levies just to pay for it. She had a great time and came home exhausted.
  • I finished season one of "Dead to Me." I really enjoyed it. We also watched season one of "It's Bruno," which was odd and hilarious and told in 10-15 minute episodes, so it was easy to fly through. 
I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. No outdoor School here..our 6th graders go to Canberra (Australia’s capital city) to visit Parliament House etc.

    Have a great reading week

  2. Your reading this week covers some great books; I loved the March series. I went to outdoor school in the mid 1970s (a bunch of us were attacked by yellow jackets and stung multiple times on a hike so I didn't have a wonderful time). My daughter went in 6th grade and had a great time though. It's definitely a rite of passage in our area (Santa Barbara, CA)

  3. Outdoor school sounds like something my old district did called Camp Bernie. Really good experience for the kids. I am sad that two of your kids missed it because of funding. Pie in the Sky looks wonderful, and I really hope to get my hands on Gephart's new book. I hope you enjoyed your reading and cookies.

  4. Oh yes, reading and eating cookies...paradise, I think.

    Pie in the Sky looks fantastic. I wonder if I can find it around here....

    I oohed and aahed my way through March some time back. That was my time, and what a difficult time it was. I am always amazed at the bravery of those who fought for rights without using any sort of violence.

    I hope you have a delightful week.

  5. Eating is always fun, no matter what it is for me 😂 I love to eat. Have a great week!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  6. We sort of had an outdoor school, it was more of a nature camp getaway though where we stayed at a lodge type place and learned about Native American stuff, they had teepees and whatnot. It was in 6th grade.

    Mmm cookies!!

  7. Reading and eating cookies sounds wonderful right now. We had Outdoor School in 6th grade. I mostly remember that there were black widows in the ceiling of our cabin, and they’d fall on us while we slept.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. I've only read Every Day. I finished my finish the series books and I am listening to the last one on a second series I finished this month too. Cookies and books sound awesome!

  9. Reading about your chocolate cookies in the oven made my mouth water! *I'm drooling over my keyboard* ;-)

    A lot of primary schools in my area arrange for 3-5 day residential trips for their Yr 5/6 pupils (age 9-11); lots of team building activities outdoors in nature.

    I hope you have a good week and enjoy your reads. x


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