I want to apologize for visiting so few blogs last week. I was caught in meetings and thought I could squeeze it all in. I failed. I can't wait to check out all the bloggy goodness this week!
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What I'm Reading
I finished In Search of Goliathus Hercules by Jennifer Angus. She created a fascinating world that I truly loved. It was right up my alley. I do have some residual guilt because Henri, the MC, believes it is wrong to kill insects and his evil nemesis is a bug killer. My bug-girl-book MC is an insect collector (like myself) who is a bit more comfortable with killing the occasional bug for science. C'est la vie. Or, c'est la mort, in this case. RIP bugs I have killed!
On a family camping trip I was able to read Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen and re-read (it has been 25 years at least) Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. I feel like Sarah D is kind of the modern embodiment of the great Judy Blume, so I loved reading them back-to-back. I loved both books. What a treat.
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen will take all summer I think. It's dense but oh-so-good. Now I'm learning about Europeans "discovering" America. You can imagine how that goes, right? I knew the American Thanksgiving story was a pile o' crap, but I didn't realize all that happened before. Fascinating!
Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson is still the family read-aloud. The competition for Arriman's marriage proposal is on... and it's not going very well. We're ALL loving it.
What I'm Writing
I have a post today at The Kindness Project about gratitude and forgiveness. Check it out.
I will have a couple of slow weeks on the Ready. Set. Write! front. My two favorite little people are home from school and having LOTS of mom time before they start camp and I return to work.
My handy-dandy excel sheet has exceeded my nerdiest expectations.
I am using it to view my percent-completion on all three summer writing projects.
Tenure packet (32% complete) YAAAAAY!
Thirst (12% complete)
Stung (0% complete)
That's up from last week's
Tenure packet (20%)
I feel good about it!
What Inspires Me Right Now
Our camping trip to Vermont this weekend was beyond beautiful. Loved being out in nature with the kids.
And Now It's Your Turn!What's up with you?