Sunday Update – Week 3


This week had its ups and downs. I was dealing with a sick step-son-to-be (presumably the flu) most of the week, and didn’t get any exercising done. Which, of course, isn’t new for me, I’m trying to START exercising, which is the hardest part. The good things are: Monday was my fiancé’s birthday. My step-daughter-to-be baked him a strawberry shortcake – his favorite dessert. It turned out pretty amazing.


On my fiancé’s birthday, we also went to a big indoor park with my family and then we all went out to dinner. Turned out to be an excellent birthday.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading

This week, I started reading Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull to the kids. I think part of the attraction of being read to is sitting in my bucket chair. They insisted that the topper picture be posted on my blog. 🙂 I set aside my studies of Don Quixote for a little while in hopes of renewing my interest with a palate-cleanser, so I started studying The Island of Doctor Moreau instead. I will use the strategy outlined by Susan Wise Bauer in The Well-Educated Mind. I set aside Storm of Swords for a palate-cleanser, so I’m reading Rachel Cain’s Ink and Bone instead. I started reading of the ARC of I Stop Somewhere by Te Carter. Caesar’s Last Breath is my next book club book. The other two books I’m reading for my own personal edification.



I decided to check out what sort of power I had at NetGalley now that I’d started a new blog, so I requested a bunch of books. The only one approved so far is I Stop Somewhere, which I’ll review next week. I’ve been rejected by three books, so apparently my pull isn’t what it once was.



I watched X-Men: First Class with my nephew and fiancé, and finished Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (personal edification) and The Shadow Land (next weekend’s book club).


On my blog: 

I reviewed Incarceration Nations, by Baz Dreisinger, published notes on lecture set one, two, and three of the University of Michigan’s Teach-Out: Democratic to Authoritarian Rule, and posted about my reasons for setting aside Don Quixote.


This post will be published on Sunday Salon and on Caffeinated Reviewer’s Sunday Post.








17 thoughts on “Sunday Update – Week 3

  1. I love the look of that strawberry shortcake! Yum! The books look good, too.

    NetGalley takes a while to warm up to a reader…and then, eventually, you start getting so many books you can’t imagine ever fretting.

    Enjoy your week…and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful birthday. It’s been years since I’ve had strawberry shortcake. That picture is killing me. LoL The moment strawberries popped up at my market, I will be making strawberry shortcake.

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  3. The strawberry shortcake looks yummy. I hope he gets to feeling better, so many people have been getting sick over the last few weeks, well feels like the whole month really. I’m in the same boat with the exercising, I need to start but something always gets in the way. Hope you have a great week.

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  4. I’d like to read the Mouse Guard books. And Fablehaven as well. I’ve always kind of eyed those but have never taken the plunge. One of these days…

    Hope you have a great week!


  5. What a cozy picture of the kids. 🙂 Also, I could totally go for some of that strawberry shortcake. 🙂

    I haven’t read Mouse Guard but it reminds me of the Redwall Series by Brian Jacques, check those out if you haven’t already.

    Glad your fiancee’ had a happy birthday and I hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. Oh no I hope your step-son-to-be feels better soon! getting in the habit to exercise is not easy! Especially with those deserts! OMG That strawberry shortcake looks AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear what you think of I Stop Somewhere

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