Monday, January 4, 2016
Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous end to 2015 and a great start to 2016! We enjoyed a few days away visiting friends for New Year's. We spent three nights, including New Year's Eve, with three other couples and our seven kids - 15 people - all in one house. It was a little crazy but lots of fun. Now it's time to get back into the swing of work and school, and get organized for the year ahead.
I'm hoping to get a bit more structured in my blogging this year. There's a Mini Bloggiesta coming up in a couple weeks so hopefully that will help. I already have a few things on my list to do that weekend. But mostly, I'd like to get on track for writing blog posts more than once a week!! And I really, really need to catch up on reviews. For those who have been paying attention, I had one review I was supposed to write over the holidays... I'll be writing that tonight. On a good note for you, if you check back tomorrow, you can enter a giveaway to win a copy of The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee!
First Book of the Year challenge hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. There it is in the picture I shared on that post: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I'm loving it and want to finish reading it tonight but I should write that outstanding review instead...
M, who is quickly approaching 9 years old, is almost done with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. I expect we may be watching that movie next weekend. Then she'll be moving on to the next one.
Carter, who is in 6th grade, is still struggling a bit to find something good to read. We have some books due back to the library so I'm hoping we can find something that interests him tonight.
I'm linking up with Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? as well as Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for the children's and YA version of this weekly gathering. What are you reading? Please share in the comments!
Posted by Julie at 4:43 PM