With some sadness, I post knowing that I head back to work on Monday. (Although, I get fun visits from past students who wander home from college!) This break has been really nice, and while busy, I was able to do a lot of good things around my new house to put things in order. In fact, Thanksgiving night I put up my Christmas tree and decorated the house. It looks so nice! I actually don't know why I didn't do it sooner.
On this Sunday, I have lots of good intentions (now that the house is cleaned and all the errands have been taken care of) to do a little cooking for next week, grade a few reports, and to sit back and read a bit.
I still haven't finished a book yet, but would like to carve out several hours in the afternoon to finish White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner, and possibly dig into a few others I have kicking around here. I'm crossing my fingers that strange things don't pop up to throw the day off, as is normal!
As mentioned in my last post, I finished the Everything Austen Challenge. It was a fun challenge, and I have to say, the easiest based on the types of books I tend to read! It was funny that I hadn't noticed how many "Austen-esque" books I tend to read, but boy did this challenge show me. :) Below is a quick run down of what I read:
- Darcy and Anne by Judith Brocklehurst (7/24)
- The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview (9/29)
- Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard (11/4)
- Willoughby's Return by Jane Odiwe (11/11)
- Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (11/27)
- Pride and Prejudice by THE Jane Austen (11/27)
Also, don't forget to stop in to enter for my giveaway of a hardback copy of Sherman Alexie's newest, War Dances!
What are you going to be reading today, to wrap up this last week?