Sunday, September 15, 2013

It's Monday and we survived the first week of school!


This was not a good week for the blogging. Sigh. I posted only one review this week. I have lots of books read, but the writing of reviews just didn't seem to happen this week. Oh well. It's a new week and I already have a few reviews scheduled. 

This was our first week with David going to kindergarten. I am happy to report that everyone made it through. I may have cried a bit at the bus stop the first day, but I managed to keep it together until the bus was actually out of sight. He's been having fun and making lots of new friends. I'm excited to see what this school year will bring. 

              
At least he's happy to see us at the end of the day!
Walking to the bus stop....
                                
On a professional note, I have some openings for editing work. If any of you lovely writers are looking for someone to edit your work, shoot me an email. 


Read This Week:
Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods-And Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater
By Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett

Night Film
By Marisha Pessl

Posts from this Past Week:

Finishing Up:
The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
By Clare Mulley


Up Next: 
Thanksgiving
By Ellen Cooney

What are you reading this week? 

25 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving sounds like a very interesting novel - spanning so many years. I think I'm going to try to grab a copy. :) (Like I don't have enough books sitting around here!, lol)

    Have a great week
    My Monday

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    1. I also meant to say something about your boy and Kindergarten, but I push the publish button way too quick.

      It's always bittersweet when your kid starts school. You're proud of them and at the same time you miss them, miss that preschool and babyness of them. They grow so fast. It's good that he's enjoying school so far. Enjoy this year - Kindergarten can be a very special year for new students. :)

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    2. I'm excited to read Thanksgiving. I love when you discover a new writer!

      Yes, kindergarten is one of those huge milestones. I'm glad he's having fun and I'm excited to see him what happens this year.

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  2. Oh that picture of him coming off of the bus is adorable!! Show him that when he's a grumpy teenager ;) I'm glad to hear he's enjoying school!

    I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think about Night Film. I haven't read it but I keep hearing good things.

    Have a great week girly :D

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    1. Let's not jump ahead to the grumpy teenage years yet, ok?? :)

      Night Film was really creepy. I made myself only read it during the day because I get scared very easily!

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  3. I'd like to read that Thanksgiving book. I am a sucker for holiday-themed stories. Sounds like you had a good week, with books and with family. Enjoy your coming week reading!

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    1. It seems like a perfect read for the fall, doesn't it? Thanks so much - I hope you have a great week too!

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  4. Night Film sounds like a good read. See what I am reading this week here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. Night Film is great if you like a very creepy mystery.

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  5. Glad to know that all of you made it through the first week of David going to kindergarten. It must have been quite tough for you. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Marisha Pessl's book. I just started reading Tabitha Suzuma's 'Hurt' this week.

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to a new week. Happy reading!

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    1. We are starting to get the routine down. It's a big change, but I'm excited to see what he accomplishes this year.

      I should be posting about Night Film in a week or two. Did you read her debut novel?

      Happy reading to you too!

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  6. I only get one review up a week all the time, don't feel bad. :) Glad to hear first week of school went well, that can be a fun but stressful time. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Greg! It was tough the first day, but it's been going well. We haven't missed the bus or anything...yet!
      I hope you have a great week too!

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  7. As a teacher, I know how crazy that first week of school is. Since I don't have any kids of my own, though, I don't know what it's like to watch them go to school for the first time. Congratulations on you and David making it through!

    Thanksgiving sounds like a really interesting book. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Julie. Congrats to you making it through the first week with a whole class!

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  8. He looks excited....glad to hear all went well and the first week is over.

    ENJOY your son and your books.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  9. Oooh...Night Film sounds sooo good! Would love to hear what you thought about it. Congrats on the first day of Kindergarten! My two sons are now a sophomore in college and a sophomore in high school. I no longer cry on the first day of school - I celebrate!! More time for writing :)

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

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    1. Haha, that sounds about right. I think I will appreciate our schedule once we get the hang of it!

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  10. Congratulations on making it through the first day of school! It's got to be hard for moms.

    I didn't love The History of Love, and as you said in your review, I quickly forgot about it. I hope this week's books are better!

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    1. Thanks so much Jen. I hope we both read great books this week! :)

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  11. So cute! My oldest is just about to graduate highschool!

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Congrats! That must be so exciting.

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  12. My little fella can't wait to sit on a school bus! Of course he's only 2.5 so that's a way away! Have a great week!

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    1. David was so psyched. We were going to drive him the first day, but he was ready to ride the bus! I hope you are having a great week too. :)

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