Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: July 24, 2011

This is one of those few times where I am glad that it is Sunday evening!  It has been a whirlwind week, with it finally slowing down last night after two different birthday parties.  The first was for my little one.  We decided to do it at the zoo this year, but unbeknownst to us at the time of planning, we were in a heat advisory.  Thank goodness I scheduled the party for first thing in the morning and planned frequent indoor visits!  Overall, it was a complete blast pretending to be one of the Dora and Diego gang using Map and Backpack filled with goodies to help us along the way!  Who knew that 3-year-old's would be so fascinated with maps?!?  And, what a great early literacy tool!!

This last week, I did not get as much posted as I had hoped.  However, I did get my Harry Potter meme, a review of Blankets, and a little Fun Friday post for all you Tolkien fans out there!  This week, I'm working to get caught up on a number of pieces, including the last of my author events that I have not yet posted, and maybe a review or two.  Much of the pieces are already written long hand (as usual), so I just need to get them written up and some graphics added.  Not too shabby!  I am also in the midst of scheduling a number of other posts for my revived Literary Locals feature and I am hoping to share my first-ever post in my new feature, Ramblings of a Night Writer!  Of course, I always have high expectations, so we will see what actually gets done!  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

To close out on this nice Sunday evening, I will leave you with a bit about my current read . . . Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West.  I was recommended this book by a family member and stayed up way too late last night reading it.  This book has impacted me in a way that no other book has before.  It literally hits close to home for me and I cannot wait to share it all with you.  If I'm lucky, I will finish it tonight!

What are you reading this week?  Have you ever had a book have a strong impact on you?


  1. Love your optimism and look forward to your new event!

  2. 365andMe ... Ha! I do try to be optimistic, but somedays are easier than others! This was one of those weekends. :)

  3. What a good idea with the Dora/Diego backpacks and maps! Z absolutely LOVES maps. In fact, we have to get a map each time we go to the zoo even though he knows the place by heart. I'm trying to get him to switch and use the iPhone app map to save a bit of paper. :) Happy birthday to your little one too!

  4. You have been busy - but what good posts you have up!

  5. Hi! Finally made it over to visit. My son loves reading maps too ... whenever we visit a zoo or amusement park, he has to be in charge of the map. So funny.

    As you know, I'm just back from vacation and trying to get caught up on your blog but I'm only going to leave one comment so I manage to get caught up with everything! Amazing how many posts bloggers can write in a week!

  6. Kristen M. ... Maps are so fabulous! We actually have a number of them hanging up around our house and my kids still do not tire of them! Love it! Thanks for the bday wishes for my little one! :)

    Sheila (Bookjourney) ... Why, thank you! :)

    Jenners ... LOL!! No worries! I hear ya about the comments. And, I don't post near as much as others do! Wow! Hope you are settling back in after your trip. I'm sure it was an exhausting one all around!

  7. You've got me curious about Blind Your Ponies. I'll be looking forward to your review.

  8. carolsnotebook ... Blind Your Ponies was soooo good! I will probably be posting the review in the next couple of weeks!


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