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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 05): 06/05/17
Armchair Book Expo and boxing books took up most of last week's free time, so I didn't accomplish anything on my redesign.About half maybe, two thirds of our home library is now in storage.
Wednesday the elementary school hosted the annual Volunteers'' tea to celebrate all the family members who have donated time to the school. I was invited for being on the School Site Council.
On Saturday our realtor came to do an initial walkthrough of the house. The last time we had worked with her was the summer of 2004. My oldest was a toddler and now he's in high school. Our plan for attack is to move into a nearby apartment which we are in the process of leasing over the summer. Then we'll get our home fixed up, cleaned, and staged before going on the market. Then we get to look for our new home! Hopefully if all goes well, we'll be in our new house by Christmas.
We're in the last few days before the drama club presents their production of "The Entire American Revolution in 40 minutes or Less." Today the kids worked on painting their backdrops. My daughter came home covered in paint. I would be upset except I was part of drama too and once ended turning my blue jeans into purple jeans during a painting accident.
What I read last week:
What I'm reading:
Last Week's Reviews
Comment #1: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 04:43:13
Hope you enjoyed Armchair BEA and had fun with it.
Comment #2: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:18:00
I did. Thanks!
Comment #3: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 09:19:56
Yeah...my kids would have been covered in paint too. I have a volunteer evening at my kids' school coming up this week too. I hope your packing goes smoothly. Enjoy your reading week!
Comment #4: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:19:00
I'm not sure how much reading I'll be getting done with all the end of the school things going on.
Comment #5: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 09:51:16
Enjoy your new books, and the whole moving process. What an adventure!
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great week.
Comment #6: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:23:00
It's an adventure after thirteen years in the same place.
Comment #7: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 11:20:42
The afternoon tea looks great!
Comment #8: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:25:00
Comment #9: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 11:35:25
HAHAHAHA! "painting accident" Hey, purple is a great color :-)
Comment #10: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:26:00
I had a unique pair of jeans after that.
Comment #11: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 12:09:04
've wanted to read The Long Cosmos for ages now! Hope you enjoy it.
Sounds like you have had a great week!
Comment #12: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:28:00
I've held onto the Long Cosmos for about a year now. It's time to read it so I can pack up the entire series.
Comment #13: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 12:14:07
Good luck with the packing and moving into a smaller place for the summer. I always have a love-hate feeling about moving.
Comment #14: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:30:00
As our realtor put it, we've out grown our current place. It would be nice to have an extra room or two — and more places for each of us ot be when we don't want to be together. It would also be nice to have a yard.
Comment #15: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 13:50:11
You have been busy this week!
I was never able to afford BookExpo when I had kids at home, but now that my kids are grown....
Comment #16: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:30:00
That's where I am now.
Comment #17: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 14:08:25
Good luck on your move. I hope it goes smoothly for you. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!
Comment #18: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:33:00
We won't be moving far and we'll be taking things slowly. By taking this halfway step with an apartment we'll have more control over the sale and the purchase.
Comment #19: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 17:58:18
Comment #20: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 15:36:00
I enjoyed them.
Comment #21: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 19:26:38
What a stressful but exhilarating time it can be to look for a new home! Hope it goes well and you find the perfect place. And sounds like you had fun with Armchair Book Expo!
Comment #22: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:23:00
We've come up with a workable plan. Our realtor knows her stuff and now that we have housing until the end of January, we can take our time finding a new place and getting it fixed up the way we want it.
Comment #23: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 20:10:24
Getting messy is fun! :)
It sounds like everything is lining up well for a move! Exciting stuff. :)
Comment #24: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:26:00
Thursday I get to see her play and all the fruits of her after school and weekend labors. The move is finally becoming tangible.
Comment #25: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 20:58:03
I'm curious to hear what you think of Murder is Binding! I've been eyeing that series.
Comment #26: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:29:00
I'm about halfway through Murder is Binding. I'm listening to it as an audio while I pack boxes. It's quite good.
Comment #27: Monday, June 05, 2017 at 23:55:10
You've been busy! Lucky Boy is on my TBR for some day. I need to get in the right mood for that one.
Comment #28: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:31:00
I just finished Lucky Boy but I found the writing rather dry despite the plot.
Comment #29: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 14:44:29
Looks like a fun week. I've read The Book Stops Here, that's a great series.
Comment #30: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:33:00
I just finished The Book Stops Here. It's the last of the Bibliophile mysteries that I have on hand, which is good. I'm ready for a break from the series.
Comment #31: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 15:27:19
The tea looked delicious and your daughter certainly seems to have had fun! Happy reading!
Comment #32: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:36:00
The tea was delicious. My daughter's having fun with all her extracurricular activities. Tonight was her Girl Scout bridging party, and spring concert (chorus and violin). Thursday and Friday is her play. Then we're done!
Comment #33: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 16:58:24
I read the first book in the Lorna Barrett series and enjoyed it. I really have to get back to reading it.
Hope you have a great week!
Comment #34: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:39:00
I am enjoying Murder is Binding. I'm listening to it as I pack up boxes. I'm about half way through.
Comment #35: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:53:33
Best of luck with the house! Hope all goes quickly as well as smoothly.
Comment #36: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 21:41:00
I hope it goes smoothly and quickly too. Right now we're hoping to be completely settled no later than the end of January.
Comment #37: Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 05:40:27
Sounds like a fun and busy week both in books and in life! Hope you enjoy this week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #38: Friday, June 09, 2017 at 07:44:00
It's been a busy week. I'll have lots to post about.
Comment #39: Friday, June 09, 2017 at 06:27:16
Mmmm. Cake! Officially starving. :)
Your daughter looks so happy! It's great that she's enjoying drama and the preparations so much. It's great that you've been there before!!!
I need to read that second Sarah Scribbles book. I loved the first one!
Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post earlier this week. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back around!
Comment #40: Friday, June 09, 2017 at 08:28:00
Her second play performance was last night (the first being done just for the school), and her third and last performance is tonight. We watched as a family last night and it was fun. Tonight it will just be me because of scheduling conflicts.
I will be posting the review of Big Mushy Happy Lump on the 17th.
Comment #41: Friday, June 09, 2017 at 09:30:18
Oh The Book Stops Here looks very cute :) Love the kitty on it :)
Comment #42: Friday, June 09, 2017 at 08:36:00
The Book Stops Here was one of the better ones of the series but it was still problematic. I will be posting a review as soon as I can.