Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
What I Reviewed:
- [14 Aug] Royally Endowed by Emma Chase ★★★★
- [15 Aug] Done by C.E. Johnson ★★★
- [15 Aug] Shelter for Sophie by Susan Stoker ★★★★½
- [16 Aug] Ignite by Karen Erickson
- [19 Aug] Black and Green by C. L. Stone ★★★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose
- On the Chase by Katie Ruggle
- Demolished by Cathryn Fox
- Celebrating Love by Maryann Jordan
This Week’s New Releases:
- Signed copy of the upcoming AL Jackson release, Show Me the Way!
- $20 Amazon GC
- Are you signed up for my newsletter? I give out a $5 amazon gift card every week! Sign up now!
What I Found Online:
Yeah, unless you are interested in looking at research on reading and math intervention, or info on Windows 10 (which I HATE btw, but my work laptop is PC and we just upgraded to Windows 10), I didn’t find anything interesting this week.
This Week’s Book Haul:
ARCs thanks to the authors and publishers!
And my favorite subscription box arrived:
Back to school, back to school….We have professional development Monday and Tuesday, then we jump in with both feet on Wednesday with the students. I like the routine of back to school. The structure and uniformity is good for my OCD. But, I miss summer. I like being able to binge read, or binge watch, or nap. I’m really gonna miss the naps.
I had to go to school a few days last week to get some things taken care of. We have a new intervention specialist in my department, so I am trying to make sure everything is ready. Its difficult without the previous intervention specialist around because we had worked together for several years and she anticipated problems and handled things before I even had to ask. I miss that. I like my team and they are great, but they are new and it will take some time. In the mean time, I am trying to make sure everything is ready and everyone is settled. Plus, I am taking over my previous coworkers caseload. I know the kids, but I haven’t worked with them and its difficult. Both the kids and their parents are unsure about the transition, so I am trying to assure them everything will be fine. I’m also trying to assure myself of that fact….
My dogs got new balls this week. I am regretting it already. The first night, Calleigh kept waking me up to go outside because she wanted to play with her new toy. At 3 am. However, they are both happy and getting plenty of exercise so I will suffer through!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!
The school district that my town falls into starts next week and my teacher friends have already starting counting down days until Christmas break haha! My kiddo starts PreK at the beginning of September so I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for that. haha She’s going to be great. She’s at the stage where she is REALLY excited and loves to learn. I hope everything goes smoothly for you when taking over your coworker’s caseload. That sounds stressful. Hope you have a great week!
Yes, the countdown to Christmas has begun! I hope your daughter continues to be excited about school! I was one of those kids!
All great books. The authors are lucky to get such a great reviewer. #sundaypost
Awww thanks so much!
I have to go to work a couple of times next week, but school starts on the 28th here. I really don’t want to have to get up really early in the morning, but I am really happy to get back to work. Does that even make sense at all?
I’m sure you’ll be good with everything – we all need to adjust to everything that’s new at the beginning of a school year, right?
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
Yes, I am always torn about going back to work. I love the structure and I enjoy my job…but 5:15 am is SO early!!! I am also not a fan of change, so I’m struggling more than necessary about the new intervention specialist. I know it will all be okay, but I just hate change!
I hope your new school year gets off to a great start and you have a wonderful year! I forgot The Duchess Deal came out this week. It was delightful; I need to write my review.
Congrats on the grabs 🙂 I wish I got back my motivation for reading! And a longer vacation 😀 there are upsides to working in teaching, in a way 🙂
Awww…your dogs look so cute! Thanks for checking out my Sunday Post!
Awww your dogs. It was nice to meet them. Back to School. My boy starts Kindergarten this week. I’m excited and scared. I like your book haul. Have a great week and happy reading!
Best of luck for the new school year. I taught for 12 years, and the beginning of the year always made me nervous. I hope you have all lovely classes!
Nice haul this week. That Abbi Glines one looks good. My dogs were crazy about new toys too. Every time I came in the house with bags they had to stick their nose in each one. It was fun to hide their new toys and watch them discover them. One dog liked to rip out the sqeaker and then roll on her toy. The other focused on pulling out the squeaker and killing it. LOL
oh I agree about Windows 10….I hate it so much. I miss Windows 7—so much better and ever since I updated to windows 10, I have had so many problems.
And adorable dogs….they seem like fun to be around. If I didn’t get panic attacks around dogs, I would love to have one. Although living in a city in a small apartment, not sure I would want to do that to a dog. I like cats a lot though.
Great book haul you have here. I like Laura Griffin.
Just think: Labor Day Weekend will be here before you know it. 🙂
Awe, your doggies are cute. Tazzie says hello.
Hope you have a great week!
Oh wow, I need to read Black and Green! ?❤️❤️❤️
I hope you enjoy your first week of work and your new books too. Oh I love your bookstagram. So gorgeous.
Have a wonderful week, Sam. ?
Hope the transition to your new team goes well. Those sorts of changes can be hard to navigate when everything feels so unsure, but I’m sure it will all fall into place.
Yes, I struggle with change! I’m sure once we get into a routine, we will be just fine. But until then, I am a worrier!!
Good luck with everything, I’m sure it’s tough at first to go back and start a new year, especially with new team members. Hope it gets off to a good start. That’s funny about the dogs. 🙂
Yes, I am a creature of habit, so new team members are a challenge for me. Plus, we got a new speech path and school psych too so its just a lot of change in my tiny special education world!
Once school starts, we just have to look forward to the next holiday for a break. Great haul for the week and thanks for stopping by my blog. :
School days… fun times. I laughed about the ball.They are just like kids at Christmas. Hope the new team ends up being great. Have a wonderful week.
Yes, they really are kids at Christmas! So far, after our first day together, we are doing well as a team!! Fingers crossed!
Windows 10… ugh. I had to switch over at the office a couple months ago and while I’ve adjusted, I’m still not a fan.
Hope the first day with the students back goes well tomorrow! And hopefully the new case load doesn’t prove to be too overwhelming.
Yes, windows 10 is just horrible!
Good luck getting back to school and with your new caseload. Aww your dogs are so cute!!! Hope you have a great week!