Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Literary Junkies .September.

Hey - I'm here again to link up with Literary Junkies. Here's what's been going on since I've been kind of MIA from here lately!
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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.The Daring Ladies of Lowell18641982
I am currently reading two - almost done with The Daring Ladies of Lowell.   I have loved this book so far!  It is historical fiction with some trueness to it, I love the murder case that this little town and how the people are dealing with the big corporation in which most of the townspeople work at.  

The Vacationers has been one I've had a hard time getting through, mainly because I got it on audio, and I can't listen to basically any of it in the car, since it is very profane and has a lot of dry witty humor that I don't want my 8-year-old to walk away with!  I do like the story line.  About a family who are vacationing in the Mallorca and you know when you get all your friends and family together there has to be reaching of understandings and getting to the bottom of things that you put to the side in your everyday life. 

2. There are a ton of movies coming out soon that were based off of books. Are there any you’re particularly excited to see?
I am of course excited to see Gone Girl
I am also excited about Far From the Madding Crowd! 

3. With fall finally here for some of us, are there any books that you’re particularly looking forward to reading in the season of big sweaters, blankets and hot chocolate?
I am just looking forward to my couch - I just picked up the Devil in the White City, excited about this serial killer book right before Halloween time! 
4. We only have 3.5 months left of 2014. Did you participate in any reading challenges? How are you doing?
My goal for this year was 50 books by the end of the year and according to GoodReads I am at 42 and 7 books ahead of schedule, but that's ok, since I normally slow down during the school year, too much time writing lesson plans and grading papers! 

5. What has been the best book you’ve read so far this year?
Best book I've read was probably the Husband Secret or Longbourn.  Two comletely different books, I think I will always like books like Longbourn - especially when Downton isn't on the TV (I think I get withdraws).

So that's it for September.  You should find me on Goodreads. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Currently 9.3.14

So the first two days back at school have not gone very smoothly.  From the idea that we are going a bit later than what we did last year, and our bus situation, I am definitely pooped at the end of these days!   The first of the month means it is time to link up with the one and only Currently from Farley!  She did an amazing job with the camping theme - to go hand in hand with Labor Day!  Ok - so here are some before and after pictures of Mr. Mason, beginning of day 1 and end of day 2...LOVE HIM...but he really needs a good night sleep!
 So here is this month's Currently:
Listening: I am listening to Landline, audiobook on my kindle *finished it through this post, so onto another one while I complete lesson plans!*

Loving:  My hubby has been awesome for having dinner for us when we got home from school these past two days.  So amazing!  Yesterday we had to race to soccer since the buses hadn't left at the moment and it was 5:30.  Today, I just had my allergy shots after work, but I had a bad reaction to them, so it was a trying evening.  However it was made better because I did NOT HAVE TO COOK - WOOHOO!

Thinking:  I don't know about anybody else, but if you're in Virginia than you have probably heard of unpacking the standards.  It is definitely a work in progress, but any step towards the end is a step in the right direction!

Wanting:  I feel like there is just not enough time in the day, for activities that I have planned for my kids, or to get all of my son's needs met, I just want to do my own thing, and there isn't any time for that!

Needing:  A desk - mainly because I just got my 25th kid today during one of my lessons.  Seems super nice, but new students never arrive with a place to sit.  I always feel so bad for them, it is always nice to have a home or a spot to place your rump!

Trips:   Ok - so these are the next ones, these are the little bright lights at the end of the tunnel.  Plan on taking Mr. Bedford to Biltmore for his birthday this year in October, Charleston I need just as a pick me up, and I am so blessed because the main reason I go down there is because I have the best friends a girl could ask for, and one just had a baby down there, and I DESPERATELY need to see his cuteness!  Lastly, Turks and Caicos is the place we are trying to get friends and all together for a planned trip for after school gets out!  So much fun traveling with our friends!

Well that's it for this month!  Thanks for stopping by!