The Sunday Salon – March 27, 2011

It’s been a fun and busy couple of days! This week, the public schools in our area had half-days so that they could hold parent-teacher conferences in the afternoons. Since I don’t need to tell myself how my kids are doing, we did full school days all week – until Friday. We took Friday off and headed to the aquatic center in Usk, Washington – about an hour or so away – with several other homeschooling families. It was so much fun!

Then, yesterday, Natalie was invited to do something with her friend, Caitie, and Noah and Jonathan were invited to a friend’s house. That left my youngest, Josiah, to wander around the house alone – or, even worse, spend the entire afternoon playing video games. I decided it was a good opportunity for one-on-one time, so we drove south to Spokane and saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 together. The movie wasn’t horrible, and it did have quite a few funny parts. Since I love listening to Josiah laugh, that made it all worth it.

Last night, I stayed up (too) late finishing Lauren DeStefano’s Wither. Wow. Definitely a 5-star read – it really is amazing. (Review to come in the next week or so.)

Today will be spent doing some homeschool organization (one more week til Spring break, one more week, one more week…), laundry, catching up on Fringe episodes – and reading, of course.

Here are the books I’ll be dipping into today:

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (on audio while doing laundry)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – loving it, but it’s taking a while – it’s a chunkster!
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill – should finish this one today or tomorrow. Interesting, but not great.
The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell – started off really well, but dragging a bit in the middle.
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – just downloaded an e-galley of this one from Netgalley.

Will you be doing any book-dipping today?

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14 Responses to The Sunday Salon – March 27, 2011

  1. debnance at readerbuzz
    Twitter: debnance
    says:

    Nice to take a little time off and spend it frivolously with your child!

    Here’s my Sunday Salon post for this week. I hope you will stop by and
    say hello.

  2. irene says:

    Sounds like a lot of dipping. I love spring break, and one on one time. My eldest is 25 and I still demand some one on one time, unfortunately he likes weird movies, but then again so do I. After reading Annexed, I really need some Agatha Christie, I’ve run behind in my challenge there so that’s what I’m doing. Have a great week.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Irene – I have never read any Agatha Christie – something I need to fix, I think!

  3. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Glad to hear that you and the kids have a good time this week! I need to do something with my kids since we have a few days off from school.

    I had no idea A Discovery of Witches is a chunkster. I’m waiting for the library to send me a copy. Happy reading!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      V – Discovery of Witches is 592 pages! I’m on page 300-something and I’ve loved it so far, though, so I don’t mind it being long. :)

  4. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    Ha! Maybe my little toe might dip, but that is it. On the bright side, we did spend a great day together as a family. Just started a book called “Trail of Blood” by Lisa Black that is being featured at our local book festival, and need to get through it quickly! Sometimes that one-on-one can be precious time.

  5. Sheila (Bookjourney)
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    I am so excited to read A Discovery Of Witches – I have heard so many good things about it ;)

  6. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I love the Wimpy Kid books, so I want to see the movies. Maybe I need to find a kid to take with me.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I don’t know what I’ll do when my kids grow out of wanting to see those kinds of films – I’ll have no excuse!

  7. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    I wanted to do book-dipping today, but I didn’t.

    I’ll get back to it tomorrow, though, with the Harry Potter series.