Sunday Post #77 – Last Week of Preschool

Posted May 15, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 41 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Happy Sunday everyone! This past week was full. I’ve been working on slowly packing the apartment up. I’ve got our office packed along with all our nonessential books (you know the ones we’ve already read ?). Yesterday a friend of ours stopped by and we gave them our son’s crib and baby stuff. We’d held onto all of it in case we got pregnant while we were here. Since we didn’t, neither of us wanted to haul all that stuff yet again. SO I’m so glad we could find someone to donate it to that needs it.

Reading wise it was a slow week this week. I only managed to read two books, one of which I forced myself to finish. Hoping this is a better reading week. I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s pictures from BEA! It looked like so much fun. I hope to join y’all next year ?

Currently Reading

I’m roughly half way through with Mike Mullin’s Ashen Winter and let me tell you it is just as good as the first! A little violent for my taste, but SO good! I started The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye last night. I have a feeling it will make up for my poor reading this past week.

Last Week on the Blog

Blog Ahead Mini-Challenge Complete

Blog Ahead

Today is the last day of the mini-challenge and while I didn’t get all my posts completed (32 is a lot!) I did managed to complete 28 posts and prep another 10. I am set for this summer!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update

Clean Sweep ARC Challenhe

I don’t think I’ll be making my goal of 20 books this month. I should have known better than to challenge myself that many with the move coming up. I only managed to read 2 books this week:

  • The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
  • Admiral by Sean Danker

To keep up with my progress, follow my shelf on Goodreads!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge 2016: 0/20


Coming Up this Week

  • Imdalind series by Rebecca Ethington – series blast and sale alert
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • The Queen of All that Lives by Laura Thalassa – review
  • Admiral by Sean Danker – review
  • Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes – DNF review
  • Weekend Reads | The Hero Agenda by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs – series review

This Week’s Book Fix

Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent (Kindle Freebie)

Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent (Kindle Freebie)

Four Chambers by Julie Wright (eARC via I Am a Reader)

Road Trip Collection by various authors (eARC via I Am a Reader)

Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton (Kindle Freebie)

The Keeper by Ingrid Seymour (Kindle Freebie)

The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris (Kindle Freebie)

The Queen of All that Lives by Laura Thalassa (eARC via Author)

What are you reading this week?

Little man’s last week of preschool is this week. I’m so proud (and amazed) of all he’s learned this year. At the start of the school year, he couldn’t write his name and hated to color. Now he loves arts and crafts, will sit for hours and color and can write anything you ask him to…you might have to spell it but he can do it. AND he’s starting to read a little on his own. Thursday is his little graduation ceremony for preschool. I have tissues packed and the camera charging as I write this. What are your plans this week?

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41 responses to “Sunday Post #77 – Last Week of Preschool

  1. Well done on completing 32 posts for the challenge and good luck with the move!
    Hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh, I hope the move goes well….moving is an anxious time.

    Enjoy your new books…I’m curious about Random Acts of Crazy.

    Congrats to your little one’s preschool completion, with all the successes he achieved. Enjoy the next year…and your reading week, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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  3. Sounds like you are making great progress with the packing. Good luck with the move. I am glad you were able to find a good home for your son’s crib. We still have ours–in a sense. It’s now a full size bed, which she uses most of the time, but not always. Congratulations to your son on his graduation. 🙂 My daughter is finishing up preschool this week as well. She and her fellow classmates aren’t having any sort of formal graduation, but they are having a pizza party at a local establishment that has games and rides. It’s all my daughter can talk about. 🙂

    I am sorry to see you weren’t able to finish Queen of Hearts. That doesn’t bode well for me who is planning to read it. I think you’re the second book blogger I’ve come across that hasn’t liked it.

    I hope you have a great week!

    • Congrats to your daughter as well! It’s a big accomplishment and I’m sure she is proud of herself 🙂
      Queen of Hearts just wasn’t for me. I tried SO hard to like it but just couldn’t. Hopefully it’s better for you.

  4. Aw preschool graduation!! My little one starts her last year of preschool nect year and my littlest one starts his first year next year. Goes by too fast!! Good luck moving and have a great week!!

  5. I didn’t read a ton this week either, maybe next week will be better. 🙂 I’m curious what you thought of Admiral as I saw Kimba’s review last week and it looks interesting too.

    Glad to hear Jungle Book was good, it looks so good visually and reviews have been good but I have’t had a chance to see it.
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    • I struggled with Admiral which was a real disappointment after reading Kimba’s review. Lot of potential just not my kind of read. Though the ending did make me want to keep reading the series. Think Star Trek crossed with Star Wars/Firefly.

  6. I am liking the look of Ashen Winter, that might be something to look into when I get a chance for new reads. You have been busy this week, that’s for sure 🙂

  7. Glad to hear you are making progress with the packing. It is a trudge, isn’t it? No wonder you’re not able to read so much – I’m impressed you managed two books. Ah… Preschool graduation – I remember my granddaughter’s and yes – tissues are definitely a must! I did wonder how many people would find Dinah from Queen of Hearts too much to take. Sharp-edged heroines are something of a favourite of mine and I nearly stopped reading about halfway in. Best of luck this coming week with all that you have to do:)

  8. Good luck with all the packing, sounds like you’re making some good progress. Last time I moved I also packed the non essential books first. Packing your books is always a hard. And that’s great you got to make someone else happy with the baby stuff! And reading two books in an already busy week still sounds like a nice amount to me.

    And wow you managed to get a lot of posts done for Blog Ahead! I managed to get 16 posts done in total, which was way more than I had expected so that was great. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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  9. Congrats on your daughter and preschool!! I teach 1st grade so I get genuinely excited about things like this lol and I can completely relate to a slow reading week. I just completed a readathon and didn’t quite meet my goal with work, etc requiring my attention.

    Either way, enjoy your book and great recap! 🙂
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  10. I love Mike Mullin’s series! And I just started The Crown’s Game myself! So far it has been good. It is one I was just going to read one chapter before bed, and then I was like just one more, and then one more. It’s good so far! I had to go grab a few of the free books you had listed above. Hope you have a good week! And thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier!
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    • I’m having a hard time sitting The Crown’s Game down myself. I’m at the halfway point now, have no nails and have a feeling I won’t sleep so I can finish it. 😉

  11. What a great mix of books. I hope the move goes well. We moved about six months ago and I have to say it was stressful, especially with a little one so you have my sympathy there but I know it’s exciting too, once all the boxes are packed at one end and unpacked at the other. Have a good week. Emma

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