Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Happenings After Work Week #1

Happy day, Sunday is here!  After what felt like the longest work week of my life, even though we only had students three of those days, I was so ready for my first official weekend.  It has been a good start to the school year so far, and I'm happy to see the kids again, but also feeling that workload creep back up again.

Yesterday I went and picked up a new haul of great books.  I grabbed a couple of cookbooks this week, as I'm still trying to fill my diet with healthy choices that taste great.

I also picked up a few books based on blog posts I'd seen around.

And, to wrap things up, I'm reading quite a stack of books that I keep rotating.  Unfortunately, when you read many at once, you don't necessarily finish anything quickly.

Besides a jump back into reading that kicked off with the two books I read last weekend, and a Harry Potter post still to come, I also had a chance to attend the Utah Book Blogger Summer Social last night.  Despite wind bursts that had paper plates, tablecloths, and potato chips flying, we had a really nice time!  I have a couple of pictures that I'll post as soon as I can dig up the cord to my camera, but it was a great time.  It's always great to meet the wonderful, dedicated people behind the words and reviews.  I didn't take very many pictures, since I always forget, but I know you can check out any number of other bloggers' sites.  In fact, Natasha, at Maw Books Blog was around taking lots of pictures, so I'm sure she'll have some great ones to share!  (I'm secretly wondering how wind blown we'll all look!)

Well, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful, even if a bit windy, day!  How was your week?


  1. Sounds like your school year is off to a great start! I have not heard much talk about Mockingjay, but my students seem to hone in on Rick Riordan's new book. It is great to hear students talking about reading books other than those that are required :)

    You have some GREAT new book titles here. A little bit of everything to appease any reading mood. I look forward to reading your reviews.

    Have a great first full week of school!!

  2. I'm kind of wishing I would have taken a little video so everyone could really see that wind we experienced. But I didn't. Oh, well. I'm hoping to have a post with pictures up a little later today, so stay tuned! :)

  3. Still working on Eat Pray Love, eh?

    I only had classes three days this week, too, but it felt like two weeks rolled into one. Uhg.

  4. Molly--I know. I love hearing kids excited about a book. Hopefully school is going well for you as well!

    Suey--A video would have been awesome. That wind was awful, but thankfully we still had a great time.

    Heidenkind--Yea, still dragging through Eat, Pray, Love. I'm trying. Really, I am! I hope school is going well for you.