Sunday 08 May 2016
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After the mini mid-term break, the past week was rather busy regarding classes and lessons. I still need to learn the art of juggling classes, home, husband and blog all at the same time. I've always been in awe of professional jugglers, I could hardly hit one ball with a tennis racket and always closed my eyes when a ball were thrown to me. I honestly don't have any ball sense, books make sense to me and I welcome them with open arms and eyes wide open.
On a ball of a different game: I've posted my Library Card on Tuesday. My Library Card is currently quite similar to a nineteen century dance card. You know the cards bearing the names of a lady's prospective dance partners at a formal dance or ball.
In comparison with some of the "books to read" lists that I see on some other blogs, mine is rather dull and boring and short. I suspect I might be a bit of a wall flower.
I didn't take part in Cover Characteristics (hosted by Sugar & Snark) this week, but I did try my hand at The Tuesday Top Ten (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish). I had a fun time strolling down Memory Lane, the theme was "Top ten childhood characters we would like to revisit as adults". My list was endless - books and their hosted characters have been life-long friends. I had such a lovely time with all those old friends, I got a bit side-tracked on the instructions of the theme. Some of my students would have had a good chuckle on this one. I think some of the words I utter most in class are: "READ THE INSTRUCTIONS".
I only reviewed one book, When God was a rabbit by Sarah Winman. I enjoyed it, mainly due to the beautiful wordplay by the author. If you like a book for more than just the story being told, this one will be to your liking.
I finished The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce on Friday, still need to write a review though. I just wished that I started writing the review while reading. Like Harold's walk, you have to be "on the road" to truly experience this book.
The weekend was kicked off again with Friday 56 and Book Beginnings.
I am currently reading:
Both are very entertaining in opposite ways. I do hope to finish with "Tannie Maria" this week, but 11/22/63 might take a couple of late nights for a week or two more.
Happy reading to you all for the upcoming week!
I need to remember that it is the Bout a Book read-a-thon this week....