Sunday, March 20, 2011
Sunday Synopsis: March 20, 2011
I have a tendency to take on more than I should and my aging body is trying to tell me that maybe it is not a good idea to do that anymore. I will be working on decreasing my many projects over the next few months or so as well as prioritize my desires . . . reading and writing (and things associated with each!) being towards the top of that priority list of desires!
One project that I absolutely love and am excited to be a part of again this year is Armchair BEA. (This is one of those projects that I want to have MORE time for!) We recently announced that we will be back again next year and I will be posting a little something later this week regarding prize donations!
I recently have completed a number of graphic novels and hope to have reviews posted soon. I really have yet to find a book in this format that I have not liked!
I feel that I am taking the week of great literacy resources that is Share a Story, Shape a Future (SAS-SAF) and turning it into a month. I simply have no desire to skip over the many wonderful posts and share my thoughts with my own readers. For that reason, you will see at least four more posts coming this week. I may do an additional wrap-up, but I haven't decided for sure yet.
As I am writing this, I am watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The books AND movies are my go-to comfort!
As soon as I shut my computer down for the night, I will be heading to bed to start Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones, this month's selection for Tales to Tomes Book Club. I meant to start it sooner, but had to finish some library books first as they were already severely overdue!
I am still reading The Count of Monte Cristo. I am really enjoying this book, but because of its length, I simply need to take a break for something a little lighter these days. I still hope to finish it by the end of the month though.
I am completely and utterly proud of my reading son! I am impressed every single day in the leaps and bounds he has made in his reading progress and the "big" words that he can now read on his own! I was even bragging to our librarian today about how much both of my children love books! It is the ONLY thing that I have found to calm them both in times of stress.
And, last but not least, something not really associated with books . . . We decided to let my son watch Star Wars for the first time this weekend and we completed the first original (actually the fourth in the entire series) this afternoon. I think he is officially hooked and I can't wait for him to watch the rest of the original films. We think we will wait until he gets a bit older before letting him watch the new versions, however.
Well, I'm off to read and hopefully, get plenty of rest for a very hectic week ahead of me. I will see you back tomorrow for more SAS-SAF links!
In the meantime, how about you share some of your book-ish news and thoughts with me? What are you reading? Any new releases or upcoming events that you are excited for?