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
School started back up this week--Monday was a holiday, of course, Tuesday was a final day to get ready, and Wednesday through Friday we had students. Wednesday I was so tired that when I got home, I turned off the car and fell asleep in the driveway for five minutes, before waking up long enough to go inside and take a two hour nap. IN OTHER WORDS, I didn't read much this week.
But with the final book in the Three Dark Crowns series hitting shelves this week, I started a re-read, and Saturday I made my way through the first book. It is SO GOOD. I realized it's the third time I read it, which is highly unusual--Megan Whalen Turner is the other author whose series I re-read each time a new book comes out, and I'd consider doing it for Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, and Victoria Schwab too. Basically I will re-read fantasy novels that are both well written enough to bear up under re-reading and complex enough to require it for best enjoyment of future books.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
Foolishly, I only brought home the first book from my classroom library for the weekend, even though I already have bought the final book. And I couldn't find an ebook on my preferred sites (the library and Scribd), so I tried to split the difference by reading recaps and Nicole's spoiler filled discussions on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. I started Five Dark Fates, and it's great, but I decided to stop after a few chapters and wait the 36 hours until I'll be able to get the rest of the books from my classroom. LIFE IS HARD. But at least it's not "kill your sisters or be killed by them" hard.
In the meantime, I'm reading book two in The Naturals series, Killer Instinct. More love triangle angst, more serial killer creepiness--I kind of hate that I kind of love it.
- My daughter has signed up for a Synchro Skating team. Parents are required to volunteer, My husband and I had a great time laughing about how terrible either one of us would be at Hair & Makeup or Social Coordinator. We're on fundraising instead, which is only slightly less insane. Wish us luck.
- We are expected to wear college shirts on Fridays this year. I went to an obscure college in Vermont, and shirts have to be ordered through the bookstore or the little sporting goods shop in that town, so let's just say they ain't cheap. I splurged on a sweatshirt, but picked up a cheap Hogwarts t-shirt to wear in warmer weather. I don't know if anyone else thinks I'm as funny as I think I am, but I did have a student run up to me and ask which house I am.
- I'm looking forward to having longer class periods with my new students this week--the first week we have advisory (homeroom) all morning and just run 10-14 minutes class periods in the afternoon.I'm now working with my niece-in-law's cousin, or as I prefer to say, my sister's son's wife's dad's sister's daughter, OR the first cousin once removed of my great niece and nephew.
Have a week, folks. A good one, if possible.