Weekend Update Week 22

Not much to say about this week. I spent a lot of it recovering from the fatigue of pneumonia, and I’m getting better every day. The kids, unfortunately, got a lot of TV time as a result, but I got a lot of reading done, so…..I added a lot more books to the pile of “currently reading,” probably because I have been feeling so stir crazy and wanted some control over my life while stuck in bed.

We had a serious talk with M and he said that he wanted to go to brick and mortar school after all. I’m glad that was his decision, as he really needs to develop his socialization skills, and the choice gave him empowerment in a time when he feels very helpless about what’s going on in his life.

On a high note, I finally made some blog posts last week. I reviewed Hammered, by Kevin Hearne; and I made notes on the first chapter of How to Read the Bible, by James L. Kugel.

Next week, I already have two posts scheduled: Chapters 2 and 3 of How to Read the Bible, and I hope to finally finish Don Quixote and review that as well.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading

Yeah, that’s a lot of books, but I get restless when I’m sitting in bed, and I have a short attention span, lol.

I’m also working through a few of the Great Courses, which is how I chose some of the books I’m reading:

great courses

In my own twisted way, I feel that these courses, and my reading of the Bible, all fit in together quite well. But like I said, I’m getting a bit stir-crazy with all the bed-rest.

Acquired

Acquired

I’ve always wanted to learn a little more about philosophy, and as soon as I finish this course, I will start the Eastern Philosophy course. The Coppleston books were borrowed from my dad, as they are rather expensive.

I plan to spend a lot of this weekend reading, and hopefully next week I will be up and about a little more. At least enough to wash the dishes and pay my bills.

Upcoming Events

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The 24 in 48 Readathon is coming up next weekend, July 21-28. Check it out.

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Dewey’s is having a Summer Readathon on 7/27-7/28. Check it out.

 

15 thoughts on “Weekend Update Week 22

  1. Your How to read the Bible posts sound like they will be interesting! And glad to hear your son made a decision he is comfortable with. Best of luck on that. And hope you are feeling better soon!

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  2. I hope your pneumonia goes away soon for you. Your currently reading list is really big. Lots of good ones thought. Enjoy.

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  3. Are you a member of The Classics Club? I joined in January. It’s a fun challenge and it’s pretty much do-it-yourself. I hope you will join, if you aren’t already a member.

    Let’s hope that awful pneumonia goes away soon.

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  4. Sorry you have been so sick, but glad you are on the mend and hey you got some good reading in! I still want to read the handmaid’s tale as I have not seen the movie or read the book but want to. Have a wonderful week and feel better.

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #27!

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