TSS: The Sun Is Up The Sky Is Blue It’s Beautiful And So Are You
Ho, hum, it’s always Sunday. A lovely week as we tucked everyone back into the first week of school, here, in Atlanta. I may never get used to kids hitting the books before Labor Day but at least we all get out earlier.
In reading, I finished two books that were about as far away from each other on the genre spectrum as you could possibly place two books. Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Johan Harstad’s Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion? were both very good in their own ways. And of course, I did actually find connections between the two (more than “they both happen in Europe”) but these said connections probably don’t make any sense to anyone aside from me. (The eternal connector, right mom?)
So, let’s see, what else did I do this week? My preschool class found a caterpillar in the playground garden. This, I of course, turned into a soapbox opportunity on education. I also found out that the strange numbness in my hands over the past few weeks is, in fact, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome. Fun! Being 29 weeks, today, I’m not exactly distraught as I don’t have too much longer to “suffer” through. I am, though, going to try out a vlog, this week at some point.
For next week, I have a lot of YA. Actually, it’s pretty exclusively YA but all books I’m pretty pumped about. I’m about done with Andrea Cremer’s Wolfsbane which I think is a lovely second addition in her Nighshade series. It’s intelligent and fun, smart and sexy, all without being overly dramatic. I also bought two new books, yesterday, again both YA. Michelle Ray’s modern interpretation of one of my favorite oldies, Falling for Hamlet and Elana Johnson’s Possession. The latter is one that I wasn’t interested in, initially, but sort of came to through Lenore’s (from Presenting Lenore) month long focus on YA Dystopian stories.
That’s about all in my little corner. Oh! Aside from this: if you haven’t check out my Q&A with Susan Gregg Gilmore for a chance to win a copy of her The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove!