It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
This was a quiet week with cooler than normal temperatures which kept me inside.
I had a woman call and want to take a look at my house even though it won't go on the market officially until late in May. She liked it and thought it would work well for her and her two kids. She called the next day because her banker wanted information about the taxes. Seems like she could be a serious buyer for my house. My fingers are crossed that she can get everything in order to buy the house.
I also met with the painter who is going to paint the place from top to bottom. His bid came late in the week. Our original plan was to have it painted April 24-28 but I called and postponed until May 22-26. It will give me more time to get things in boxes and less time to scuff up the paint during my sale and moving. I'm hoping to sell enough to make some room for him to move around.
Last Friday a friend came over and we tackled my office. My office supplies closet is now empty with most things going into the rummage sale pile. Next Friday we are going to start packing books. Hopefully we'll get the ones in my family room and office boxed up. The main problem in that books in boxes take up much more room than books on shelves. But the bookshelves need to be empty and detached from the walls before the painter can do his job. We're going to save the wall of books in the Master Bedroom until after the rummage sale and the painting because those bookshelves are remaining, have backs, and can be painted around. Another large basket of clothes were discovered when we went through a couple more closets and were taken to the Salvation Army on Saturday.
Meanwhile at work, this coming week is the last week of the third quarter and will be filled with report cards for my 300+ students. I'm down to less than 50 work days remaining until retirement.
Read Last Week
The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer was an interesting contemporary about a 16-year-old who finds herself pregnant without knowing how or when it happened and the results of her pregnancy on her father's campaign for Congress, her relationship with her boyfriend, and various other parties. My review will be posted on April 8.
While wandering around my high school media during times when my students were working independently and didn't need me, I grabbed a few books from the shelves the caught my attention. I've added some quick thoughts about each of these to LibraryThing and GoodReads but won't be writing reviews for the blog.
- Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm was an engaging graphic novel with a young heroine dealing with spending the summer at her Grandfather's retirement home.
- Woolvs in the Sitee by Margaret Wild was a sort of spooky, post-apocalyptic graphic novel the packed a lot into just a few pages.
- Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was a novel in verse telling about one year in the life of Josie who deals with her cerebral palsy and finds a friend.
Missing by Kelley Armstrong (April 18)
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (TBR Pile)
- The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (April 25)
- Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (TBR Pile)
- Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller
- 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
- Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan will be released on June 13.
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.