#SundayPost: June 27th


Posted June 27, 2021 in Roundup Tags:


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!


  •   Fortunate Son by Jay Crownover
  •   Kitty Kitty by Lani Lynn Vale
  •   A Duke in Time by Janna MacGregor
  •   Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin


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Audio ARC thanks to Tantor Audio:

First week of grad school is in the books. Everything went fine-got a 98% on my first quiz, got all the assignments done on time. I am a little concerned about how difficult it will be to teach full time and have a full grad school course load. I will have 4-5 classes every quarter. Right now it is okay because I’m not teaching, but honestly, it is gonna be a challenge when I am. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it though.

I’ve been binge watching Friends again. I love that show. Friday I had lunch with friends and that was great. I love spending time with them. Thursday I had lunch with my dad!

My phone died. I had an iPhone 8 and was having issues with the screen. It was 5 years old, so I knew I would have to upgrade soon, but I really hate not having a home button!!!! I know that seems silly, but I didn’t want to deal with something different. However, the decision was made for me when the screen just went black and we couldn’t do anything. So, now I have a new iPhone 12 mini. It’s fine. Blah. (I’m only partially serious-it really is fine and the phone is nice. I just miss my old phone).

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!

Samantha
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14 responses to “#SundayPost: June 27th

  1. I’m glad your classes are off to a good start. It’s great you could start in the summer without teaching at the same time. Is it possible to take less classes like 3 and then just take them over a little longer time?

    I feel you on the phone. I had an iphone SE and ended up going to the iphone 12 mini a couple months ago. It’s gone pretty well but I was also worried about losing the earbud jack. My daughter still has her SE, we put a new battery in it for $50 about a year ago. She had more memory than me and with all the audiobooks I upgraded for more memory as well as the battery dying.

    • Yes, I could take fewer classes and go for longer. I made the decision to get it done in one year despite how difficult it might be. I want to get it done and get into a new job. If it gets to be too much, I can drop from my cohort and join the 2 year cohort; I’m hoping I don’t have to do that.

      I loved my old SE!! I had to get the 8 5 years ago because I had NO space left. It was a daily struggle. I really was happy with my 8 and did not want to upgrade but it had to be done. Sigh. Oh well! Hopefully this one will last for another 5 or more years!

  2. Oh wow, you plan to do that many grad school classes while teaching full time? I only took 2 a semester during the school year when I was teaching. I don’t know how I could have done it otherwise. I’ll wish you luck! I know some people do that and are successful. I read and reviewed and LOVED Fortunate Son last week myself. Hope you enjoy it as well!

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    • Yeah, It was either 4-5 courses per quarter and finish in 1 year or 3-4 courses and finish in 2. I have no patience and I know that I will be better off in the long run to suffer through 1 year instead of 2.
      Fortunate Son was AMAZING!!! I loved it so much!

  3. My kid always wants the newest phone, but I hate getting a new one. Setting it all up again, the passwords, etc. Good luck! I am sure you will adapt quickly (and good for you having the same phone for 5 years!) Congratulations to a great start with grad school. That is quite a course load with a full time job. Hopefully you will have wonderful students who make it all that much easier.

    • I really do hate change. My husband always wants the newest phone too. I also just hate paying that much for a phone! It is just crazy-especially when there is nothing wrong with the one you have other than it is old.
      Yeah, it is a big courseload and I am super hopeful my kiddos will be darlings so I can get it all done.

  4. 98%? Damn you are killing it Samantha! Congrats! And yes it will be hard while teaching but I know you can do it. Iphones are stu^pidly expensive here and the Iphone 12 would cost the same as a laptop here! Have a great week.

    • That is nuts that an iPhone is so expensive there. I was actually able to get it for pretty cheap with my trade in (even though it is kind of broken). I don’t like upgrading because I hate change, but also because I hate the cost. I think it was a little cheaper now because they are about to release the next models.

  5. Oh I know how you feel!!! I still have my iPhone 7, and I have a feeling it’s going to die on me soon. But I REALLY don’t want to upgrade to a phone with no home button ?! I’m going to hang onto my phone for as long as I can haha

  6. Yay on a good start to grad school! Yeah I can see it being difficult once you’re teaching – is there any flexibility in the number of classes you take per semester?

    So, funny story, when I had to upgrade my phone from a windows phone (this was a long time ago) to Android, I called my brother crying. I was so frustrated with the differences. I still wish I could go back to the windows phone layout, it was the best! ?

    Have a great week!

  7. Congrats on doing well in school. It sucks to have a phone die on you. I didn’t like the idea of no home button, but I got used to it fairly quickly. Have a great week.

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  8. It took me a little bit to adjust to my iPhone 11 but now when I have to use my husband’s phone (an 8) I’m like ugh, why do I have to use the home button? Why can’t I just tap or swipe? LOL

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