September 8, 2013

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 09/08/13


Reviews:

The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace

Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John C. Oliva (Giveaway too, hooray!)

Read:

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo! I finished!


I did it! I did it!
How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Currently Reading:

A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

Upcoming:

Perhaps this?


The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Orrrrrr maybe the books I listed last week? You never know!

Bloggish/Bookish Business:

I read a couple of books in August.

One thing I haven't been reading are blogs. I apologize here.

We're slowly getting into the swing of the school year. You may know that I homeschool my youngest kidlet. Her first book for English? The Giver! She's going to be reading some great stuff this year. She's a lucky girl. Great books AND a great teacher? Ha ha ha!

How's life going my little chickadees? Reading anything fabulous? Tell me all about it!

29 comments:

  1. Man, I can't believe you finished Les Mis AND read all those other books this week. Oh, plus you are teaching YOUR CHILD.

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  2. What did you think of the Chapman book? I just started it last night and is it thrilling so far!

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  3. Congrats on finishing Les Mis! [high five]

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  4. You had a great reading week!! Congrats! How old is your daughter? I'll probably assign The Giver to my 7th grader this year along with The Outsiders and a few favorites.

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  5. You already finished Les Mis?! You are the QUEEN!!!

    Just clicked on the link for A Wilder Rose and now, I must read it. Maybe I'll wait and see what you think. :)

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  6. HOLY SHIT you finished Les Mis already???? Highest of fives INDEED. I haven't even started... at this point I'm hoping I at least manage to start it by the end of the month, lol. Sorry for the epic readalong fail :/

    You daughter IS lucky, The Giver is fantastic! The neurotic in me would totally enjoy being a teacher (or homeschoolerteacher?) & getting to pick all the best books & lesson plans... if only I liked kids, that would've been a great career ;-)

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  7. I can't believe you finished Les Mis and also managed to read other books! You are my reading inspiration :-)

    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Burial Rites.

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  8. OMG you finished Les Mis! You are awesome!

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  9. I've been following your progress on Goodreads. Way to go! I've started school-- and this past week was not a strong one since we had Monday off, Tuesday my hubby was home, Wednesday was a homeschool picnic, etc. Here's to a better week this week. The kids are reading David Copperfield, Much Ado About Nothing, and working on way hard stuff. (I have a senior and a sophomore.) I'm trying to keep up.

    The Giver is awesome. I hope she enjoys it. Keep us posted on all the awesome books she's reading.

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  10. One high five coming up! I can't wait to hear what you thought of Les Mis :)

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  11. Congrats on finishing Les Mis! That's great. That's cool that you home school!
    I've been MIA in blogland myself, always the same stuff, busy with work and the kiddies so blogland takes the backburner. BTW I requested The Returned from NetGalley after reading your review, and I got it :) Can't wait to read it!

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  12. I have been seeing How To Be a Good Wife on a lot of blogs - the review have been largely good - hope you like it too! I don't know how you balance the reading, the blog AND homeschooling your youngest- impressive!

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  13. The highest of fives is granted to you. I think it's a completely appropriate occasion for it. That is one big book!

    Your daughter is lucky indeed. I loved The Giver when we read it in my school's advanced reading class. I hope you are having a blast homeschooling this year. :)

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  14. Heh... Barney...

    Congrats on finishing Les Mis!

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  15. High five and a higher five, you certainly deserve them for reading Les Mis in such a short time. Well done.
    Enjoy your reads this coming week,

    Kind regards,

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  16. The beginning of the school year is hectic. My daughter just started high school! Enjoy reading with your child. I still read to my teen. It's such a good bonding experience.

    I read Les Miserables in high school for my French class. I LOVED it.

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  17. Mrs. Poe is the one that piques my interest this week.

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  18. *highet of five* for finishing Les Mis!

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  19. I had no doubt you would finish Les Mis, but YAY! I felt like the biggest badass when I got to tuck that chunkster onto my "I've actually read this" shelf! I'm excited for your Kidlet reading The Giver! It's one of my favorites (though the rest of the series, sadly, doesn't live up to the awesomeness.)

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  20. Congrats on finishing Les Mis! I may take on that task one day soon.

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  21. High five is bestowed, that's an accomplishment (haven't read that one myself). The Giver sounds interesting, may have to look into that. Good luck w/ school!

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  22. Well done on Les Mis! And even more so considering you read other books, too, that's pretty awesome :D

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  23. What what? The Wilder Rose looks awesome!!!! Although I don't know if I want to shatter my high opinion of the Little House series of books with the reality of it. I will wait for your review!

    And kudos on your finishing Les Mis in record breaking time!

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  24. High five waaaayyyy up high. Congrats on finishing Les Mis. I had to rearrange my reading scheuled when I realized that those fall book fairs are just around the corner. I don't want to go hear wonderful authors without having read their books.

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  25. HIGH FIVE! Congratulations! That is such a huge accomplishment!

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  26. Yay for finishing Les Miserables!!! It took me five months to read it (before kids!) and when I closed the cover I immediately wanted to start it again. I hope you loved it!!

    I didn't know you were homeschooling your babe! No wonder you're so busy. Giver is a great choice. I'd love to hear more about the homeschooling. Is this the first year?

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  27. High five for Les Misérables! Ooh, I look forward to your thoughts on Burial Rites.

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  28. I love your book selection. I have yet to read Les Misérables but still would like to. The Husband's Secret has been on my TBR from the moment that I saw it and I am looking forward to what you think. I loved Mrs. Poe.
    -Dilettantish Reader

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  29. Congrats on Les Mis! That's awesome. More likely than not... I will never read it. And that's okay! ;)

    Ooooooh Burial Rites... dying to read that one, though.

    Have a great semester with your kiddo! :D

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