Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: August 21, 2011

This last week has been an exciting one!  My boy started school!  I cannot believe how fast he is growing up and starting yet another year of school.  This year may be First Grade, but tomorrow will probably be high school graduation!  On the short term note, this last week has proven difficult to transition back into the school year routine.  I found that everyone was so tired by the end of the day that our nightly reading time became non-existent, and not just for the kids!  That is just not common around here, and I am hoping for the school routine to get back in gear this upcoming week.  Reading with my kids is my favorite part of the day!

On the blogging front, you may have noticed that I really didn't get much writing done.  However, I did have a very productive weekend, writing a number of reviews and planning out my scheduled posts.  I just need to finish getting them typed up and scheduled over the next few weeks, but it did feel so good to finally get some writing done.  And, to add to the level of productivity, I even cleaned up my entire inbox this weekend!  I don't remember the last time that happened!

As for the reading front, I finished The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and began reading Feed by Mira Grant.  I also need to read When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka for a work project.  I am not sure if I will get much more reading done than that, but we will see.  I would like to at least start one other book in addition to those two.  I haven't decided yet which book that may be though!  Maybe it will be the book that I am attending an author event for this week?!?  In fact, be sure to check back tomorrow for a special interview with this very author!  I am really excited for this one!

I hope you all have a great week!  Don't forget to share what is on your reading agenda this week or even tell your back-to-school stories!  


  1. We still have two weeks until school starts! I can't wait!!!!!! And First Grade is a big one! We did that last year…they learn sooooo much!

  2. We start school in a week now and I'm excited and nervous. I'm expecting a lot more homework in 2nd grade which means a lot more supervising for me. We're reading Sorcerer's Stone at bedtime right now so I hope that doesn't get off track!

    When are you posting about The Eyre Affair? ;)

  3. Jenners ... I can already tell that this is a going to be a big learning year! I'm so excited for my son! Good luck to you guys as well! :)

    Kristen M. ... Starting on Monday, we will have nightly homework. This is going to be hard for us to get into the routine of doing. Last year, we always just did it all on the weekends. Good luck with the reading! I am excited to hear what Z thinks! Oh, and The Eyre Affair ... I think I'm going to try for this next week. I've got a lot scheduled, but I may do some rearranging!


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