The Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Reader is an opportunity to share with the blogging community what bookish things are happening in our world. So what have I been doing?
Grading, grading, and more grading. Again. Actually this will probably be my life next week too. BUT – and this is a big but here – this coming week is the LAST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER. Hallelujah. Now, I won’t lie, it’s not like I have done nothing but grade, eat, and sleep. For those times when I just can’t possibly grade another paper without failing everyone, I’ve been plowing my way through Season 7 of Psych. I love this show; it’s hilarious.
One of the things I like about this show is that each episode is its own closed book. While there are certain plot lines that carry over, for the most part, these are standalone episodes that you can understand and enjoy without prior knowledge. This is good for my family as my husband is not a tv person – and I am, an avid tv person. If I tried to get through a series on “hubby time” it would take ten years; I’m more a season a week kind of girl. With Psych, I can turn it on when he’s around and he’ll enjoy it, even if I’ve watched six episodes without him. There are not many shows like this.
- Black Ink: I promised a review in my last Sunday Post; however – as also mentioned in last week’s Sunday Post – grading took over. I have the review ready to go for this week though, so look for Tuesday’s post!
- The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act: I finished this one and ordered the next two volumes in the series. While I wasn’t enamored of this first volume, I was certainly hooked enough to see what happens next.
- Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It: Read as part of a faculty book club, this broad, shallow dive into the importance of curiosity is worth the read, especially if you are a liberal education supporter who likes reading about how awesome you are. I know I do. 🙂 I hope to write this review today or tomorrow and publish Thursday.
- The Glittering Court: I finished this weeks ago, and honestly I haven’t thought about it since. I was not a fan, but I’ll try to write up a review sometime in the next week or so to explain why since I seem to be in the minority here.
Obviously, I am behind on reviews. This is sort of a constant state for me though, so it’s not like I’m stressed about it. While I can appreciate the excitement and specificity of an immediate review, I kind of like the slow roll with reviewing, letting the book settle. Plus, for those books I love, doing this allows me to then thumb through the book to readjust my thoughts on it. I will hopefully be able to catch up though because I only have one upcoming read right now.
- How Full is Your Bucket?: The college where I work has just chosen this work by Tom Rath as a summer book for us to read. Quick note: There is a kid’s version of this book. This fact combined with the cheesiness of the metaphor has me going in to the book with a minor bad attitude, but I’m willing to give it a try. If anyone’s read it, let me know if I should adjust my attitude or prepare myself for an eye-rolling read. The book has a corresponding personality test called the StrengthsFinder which I will be posting about soon.
Finally, we are going to see our local theatre group’s production of The Little Mermaid today, and I am excited and nervous. While Ariel is my daughter’s favorite of the princesses, I am not a fan of the story; the whole giving up your entire life for a man concept annoys me. I am, however, thrilled that I have convinced my 6- and 3-year-olds to go see a play. So there’s that. I’ll let you know how it goes!