#SundayPost: January 2nd

Posted January 2, 2022 in Roundup Tags:

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  •   Crash Site by Rachel Grant

My top reads of 2021!

@thebookdiscipleMy favorite books I read in 2021!! Clearly I have mad love for Lani Lynn Vale! ##booktoker ##bookrecommendations ##fypbooktok♬ I Like Him – Princess Nokia

eARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:

I am not ready to go back to work this week. I just REALLY hate being a teacher. It is going to be a struggle to get through the next 5 months, doing something I just do not enjoy at all anymore.

On top of that, there is something wrong with my eye. It initially happened when I had the flu. I thought I just scratched it. But, the flu is gone and my eye isn’t better. It still feels a bit like a scratch, but it kind of messes up my vision sometimes too. Like things get blurry occasionally. The earliest I could get into the eye doc is January 13th. I keep hoping it will resolve on its own before then, but each day that passes just brings more of the same. It isn’t getting any WORSE at least.

So yeah, sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. Yikes. Oh, but I ordered a Cricut Maker 3! I have NO idea what I’m going to do with it, but I wanted one, so I got one! If you have one and have any tips or websites, let me know.

Are you doing any reading challenges for 2022? I set my goodreads goal at 100 again, and I have avoided all other reading challenges for the last few years, but I kind of want to try again this year. I’m thinking I will do the audiobook challenge for sure. I would love some romance themed challenges!

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!

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13 responses to “#SundayPost: January 2nd

  1. Are you going to look for a different job? I’m also a teacher, I’ve been doing it half my life now. I’ve just told the school where I work that I will quit after this schoolyear.
    I’m not sure yet if I’ll start looking for a different teaching job, or something else…

    Esther @ BiteIntoBooks recently posted: My Top 10 Books of 2021
    • Yes, I cannot be a teacher anymore. It is too much. I’m 1/2 way finished with my school psychology license and have my internship in the fall so this will be my last year of teaching.

  2. I bought a Cricut when they first came out (I was scraping a lot), and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it immensely. That’s terrible about your eye and even worse that you have to wait two weeks to be seen. Yeesh! Hang in there! Teaching is hard to start with, but teaching in the age of covid must be even more challenging.

    Sam@WLABB recently posted: Sundays with Sam – The Sunday Post
  3. I hope your eye will turn out to be nothing serious Samantha! Also think that you only have a few more months of teaching! Good luck for next week!

  4. Have you tried the reading challenges that Serafina on Bookstagram does? They are really fun, seasonal themed so you can easily fit a variety of romance in it to meet it.

    Oh no, you are having eye problems, those are the worst. Trust me I know. Hope you find out whats going on there. And yes I am not ready to go back to work either especially after these long weekends off haha I am so not ready.

  5. Sorry to hear you’re starting the new year feeling so negative. I know how much of an impact not enjoying your job has so I can appreciate that’s putting you in the worst mood for the new year. At least you know there’s a limited amount of time left and I hope it passes quickly for you. And I’m sorry you’re having eye troubles! I’ll keep my fingers crossed it is just a scratch which is taking a bit longer to heal, but glad it isn’t getting worse. That really is the main thing. I’ve felt the same about reading challenges this year, I think I just want to try something different since I never do reading challenges because of my mood reading. i might regret it but it’ll be fun while it lasts I’m sure.

    Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity recently posted: Wrap up // Goodbye 2021
  6. As a former teacher, current school librarian, I feel exactly what you are saying. If I wasn’t so close to retirement, I’d be ready to quit after this year as well. But I think I can just eke it out till 2028 hopefully unless a different school library job maybe comes along for next year. I’m so over being in a school anyway, especially when no one seems to understand that my job as the librarian is more than what they think it is. That I should be working with teachers and teaching. But I get that teachers are too stressed to even think about planning anything other than what is easiest for themselves. I would be the same if I was still in the classroom. We go back on Tuesday and I am NOT ready either!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: ARC Review: At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp
  7. I’m so sorry about your job – having been a teacher I get it. I loved the actual teaching but there’s so much more that just makes it awful; its so sad, but it’s why I stopped. I hope this last semester isn’t too hard.

    Good luck with your eye, I hope it improves on its own!

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