Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: July 25, 2010

I'm going to attempt to make this Sunday Synopsis very brief tonight for one very good reason . . . I want to go curl up in my bed and READ!!!!!  Afterall, I am on vacation all this week, just hanging out with my kids, catching up on some much needed tasks, and of course, relaxing with some good books.  I actually have a goal of trying to finish re-reading the entire Harry Potter series by this time next week.  I am about a third of the way through the third book, so we will see how far I can get!

What did I get posted this week?  Not much, but here it is . . .

I am in the midst of attempting to get my Google Reader down to less than 1000 posts.  I worked on it for a while today, but did not have much luck.  The number still says 1000+!  I've only got one link for you this week, but I'm hoping to have a whole slew of them next week as I trudge through my weeks of negligence!
  • Another great post has come out of The League of Extraordinary Writers examining The Creativity Crisis.  This is a topic that can tend to be my soapbox, particularly when you start talking about standardized testing in today's schools.  This topic alone could generate a lot of discussion, BUT I would really recommend that you instead take a peek at the post for the original link to the Newsweek article as well as a twist on how we can creatively reflect on the dystopian genre.

I received two packs of books this week, both from giveaways that I won.  I am so excited to read these because they look so good!
  • Pam from sent The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner, Kissed by an Angel Trilogy by Elizabeth Chandler, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey, Hunted and Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
  • Kristen from We Be Reading also sent me a copy of one of her favorite books, The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.

Be watching for some more Harry Potter reviews this week, along with some other reviews and possible wish list items.  I plan on doing a lot of blog writing (and scheduling) this week with my extra time.  However, in the meantime, I'm off to curl up with my book!

Happy Reading!!

P.S.  DON'T FORGET:  It is the last week to enter my current giveaway and vote for my next great adventure!!


  1. If my kids were in school, I'd be screaming over standardized testing. The education in our country is a joke. I didn't begin teaching at home for this reason, but it's what kept me going.

    My two youngest never wanted to go to high school. They saw the oldest go and it was enough for

    Both are looking forward to starting college though. They view that as fun. Go figure.

  2. J. Kaye . . . I'm so glad that I am not alone on this one! What I'm scared about is that my son starts in the public schools next month! Since I work full-time, I do what I can to supplement what I think the schools are missing. I totally believe it hinders creativity . . . and where would we be without that?!?

    I agree with the college thing though, but I may be biased! I work in higher ed!! :)


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