Kids are back in school!!!! And if you’re wondering if I did a happy dance in the front yard as they walked to the bus, then yes, yes I did!! Both kids are happy with their classes, made some new friends and are ok with being split into two different schools. My daughter is in grade 7 now so she’s now at the high school in the new junior high program. I was nervous about it but she’s enjoying it and enjoying some of the new found freedom. My son is in grade 2 and is starting off the year more excited than ever. I am so proud of these kids – Every. Single. Day! And since they’ve been back in school I had the most productive work week which then allowed me to read more at night because I wasn’t catching up on work! It’s been a great week all around!!!
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:
GODSGRAVE by Jay Kristoff <—– (full review)
OMG this book was so good! I’ve found myself completely in love with Jay Kristof’s writing and humour. As I said in the review, I finished off the last 50 pages or so with my mouth wide open. Everything I thought I knew or assumed was thrown into a tornado and crashed back down in a chaotic pile. Book 3 is going to feel like it’s going to take forever!!
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
New Queen Maas!! I was so excited…. until I started it. I just can’t get into this story! I don’t know if it’s just that it’s been so long since I’ve been a part of this story/world or what. It also starts off incredibly info dumpy as it introduces us to a new place and new people. I won’t give up on it but I did decide to limit the time I spend on it so that I don’t push myself and enjoy it less.
So that brought me to reading the first chapter of Zodiac……. and after reading the first chapter I was so hooked and immersed into this story I couldn’t put the book down! My god, it’s been quite a while since I’ve started a story and was so obsessed with it only a few pages in. So thank you SOOOOO much to Melanie @ MN Bernard Books and Krysti @ YA and Wine for mentioning this book to me and telling me how amazing it is!
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
TOP 5 TUESDAY
This weeks topic was Top 5 modern classics. It was so interesting to see everyones take on this and so neat to see that so many of the same books were on these lists! It just goes to prove that we all love them so much so maybe one day they will be considered a classic!! Next weeks topic is Top 5 Recommendations for non readers. Join me if you can!
NEW FEATURE POST
I’ve been thinking of ideas to post over the fall/winter months to keep things fresh and one of the ideas that I came up with was a series of If you like this then…. you’ll like this recommendation posts! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I finally sat down and started putting a list together. It seemed to go over well so I think I will continue!
I CREATED A BOOK TAG!
Once again, something I’ve wanted to do for a while and finally got around to it! See – kids go back to school and I get productive!! I created the Fall Book Tag – if you want to check it out and do the tag then feel free! Consider yourself tagged!
As always, one of my favourite features is the Blogger Spotlight – here are 5 more blogs that I love and that you should be following!!!
I hope you all had a really great week! And I hope that things continue for me so that I can maybe put up more than one review next week! We shall see!
Until next time, happy reading!