What a week! Fair week is always a bit nutty at our house, but so worth it. This year, Natalie wasn’t the only family member to participate in the Youth Performing Arts competition – Noah joined her, accompanying her on guitar for one song. And their hard work and practice paid off: Natalie won Judge’s Choice in the Senior Divison for her song, and their song together won Reserve Champion (second place) in the Group Division. As you can imagine, I am one proud mom! Here are the videos that Kevin took of their performances.
Of course, since it was also our last week of vacation, I found time to read. In print, I finished Naked Heat by “Richard Castle,” A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, and A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd – all four-star reads. I also finished Look Again by Lisa Scottoline on audio. It was my first book by the author, and it certainly won’t be my last.
Today, after church, I plan to veg on the couch, sucking every last minute out of our summer vacation. I’ll probably watch a couple episodes of Once Upon a Time, and read, of course. I have plenty of books to choose from.
~ The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
~ Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
~ The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
~ Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
~ This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
~ Escape by Barbara Delinsky
~ Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
If you have kids, are they already back in school, or do you have a little summer vacation left? Will you be doing any reading this last Sunday in August?
On the blog this week:
~ Read-along discussion: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, part two
~ Ten-word movie reviews #19
~ Film Club: The next year’s films – and a reminder
~ Book Review: The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
~ Mini-reviews: Lottery by Patricia Wood; Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery; and Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll