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.
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).
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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.