Six more weeks until summer break – and it can’t come fast enough! We are all at the point in our school year when we simply want to be done, to have a break from systems of equations and dividing fractions and dangling modifiers and persuasive essays. Things will ease up a bunch in three weeks, when their enrichment classes through CVA are finished, although the end of those classes will bring a round of performances to attend.
As far as the non-homeschooling part of my life goes, everything is pretty much the same, so I don’t like to dwell on it. Kevin is still unemployed – not for lack of trying! – and our future as homeowners is still up in the air. Most days, I’m able to place it in God’s hands and walk away. Other days, I’m wringing my hands or having stress-induced dreams. I know there are people in much worse positions than we are, and so I try to be grateful for what we have and not borrow worries from the future. I’ll let you know how that’s working!
I finished two “me” books this week: An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd on audio (the second in the Bess Crawford mystery series), and The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan. I really liked one of them; the other – not so much. You’ll just have to wait for my reviews to find out which is which. (Or you can cheat and look at the ratings on my Books Read in 2012 page.) The boys and I also finished our current read-aloud: The Midnight Gate by Helen Stringer. It was a huge hit all around.
Today, after church, I am attending a Demarle at Home party hosted by a friend. After that, I hope to come home and get some reading time in, but we’ll see how it goes. I may just veg out in front of Frasier episodes on Netflix instead. If I do read, these are my current choices:
~ Pure by Julianna Baggott
~ Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry (my bedtime book)
~ Fear by Michael Grant (our new read-aloud)
~ The Replacement Wife by Elizabeth Goudge
~ Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (a re-read)
What are you reading this last Sunday of April?
On the blog this week:
~ Book Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
~ Film Club: Babette’s Feast
~ Mini-reviews: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
~ Confession time: I hate ambiguous endings