Sunday Post: The Waning Time

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?

whitefragilityReading | I started reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo. Yay! This book came highly recommended to me by multiple colleagues, and I’m excited to see what it has to offer as a guide for leading class discussions.

I was excitedly reading Susan Cain’s Quiet, but then I, horribly, misplaced the book. Seriously I cannot for the life of me figure out where it went. If it doesn’t show up soon, I’m buying another copy. In the mean time though, I have read quite a few books…

  • Shadows of Glass and Remnants of Tomorrow, the last two books of Kassy Tayler’s Ashes of Twilight series
  • Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising
  • Seraphina and Shadowscale by Rachel Hartman

All seven of these books were read as part of my goal to finish series I’ve started.

Blogging |Last week, I posted reviews of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I missed last week’s Sunday Post as I was out of town, so if you missed them, I also put up reviews of sweetly by Jackson Pearce and Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt. This week I have a post on Personality Tests going up as well as a review of How Full is Your Bucket?

shamelessWatching | I was sick, as in on-the-couch-not-moving sick, for three days so I was able to plow through the first three seasons of Shameless. Wow, what a crazy show. I am simultaneously entertained and horrified. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a show that seemed so believable and unbelievable at the same time. And yes, I realize that’s two sentences of contradiction in a role, but contradiction is the name of the game with this show.

Anticipating | I am in what feels like the final stretch of summer. While I don’t go back to work full-time until August 15, I have family coming in August 6 and staying until the 15, so I need to get some major work done before then. Our family reunion coincides with my town’s Gladiolus Festival every year, and this year everyone is coming. We have soooo much fun, but still, it’s exhausting.

Thinking| I have been going back and forth on sending my three-year-old (Carter) to school this year for three days a week, possibly even half days. I like the idea of easing him in to school as next Fall, he starts regular preschool (4yo) and it would be five full days each week. I also like the idea of him playing with other kids his age and learning all those beautiful social skills. Still though, he’s only three….

Loving | Playing at the park with my kids and visiting family

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So how’s your life going?

 

 

9 thoughts on “Sunday Post: The Waning Time

  1. Sorry to hear that you were sick! Especially when you have small kids as it is very tyring and complicated. I hope you’ll have a better week!

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  2. Hopefully your copy of Quiet will reappear. When I can’t find a book, it’s usually because it has gotten lost among the stacks of books somewhere. Not a good thing for me.

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  3. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about the Grisha series and the Hartman books! I wish we lived close enough that we could discuss them. Actually, I wish we lived close enough that we could discuss lots of books!!!

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