Saturday, 4 February 2017

Sunday Post 56; It's Monday, what are you reading? 41

The Sunday Post -  a chance for a chat and catch-up with other bloggers - is hosted by Kimba, here: and It's Monday! What are you reading? Is now hosted by Kathryn over here:

Let's see ... school's back! SCHOOL IS BACK. I mean, I love spawn of course, but dear LORD he can talk!!! Having him at home all the time also makes working at home that much harder, so I'm hoping that I can productively finish this spreadsheet this week. I need to have it done by Friday anyway, and on Friday I have an intro thing to go to for my course. I'm officially a student again!

Ha! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Never ever saw myself doing any kind of business course - I have a degree but it's in English literature and is also from 20-plus years ago. This will be .............................. interesting.

There's still some paperwork things to clear up, as there always seems to be, but other than that, as of Monday Feb 13, I will be a card-carrying student. I'm taking papers in employment relations, intro to law, workplace communication, intro to computers, intro to marketing and intro to management. That should spark up some dormant brain cells!

I finished two books over the weekend - Dance Off by Ariel Tachna and Nessa L. Warin - a very genial and sweet M/M romance novel set during a Dance with the Stars style competition, and Return of the King (LOTR) which packs a different emotional punch every time I read those last words of Samwise Gamgee's "Well, I'm back."

I'm flirting with The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick, and possibly Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray - I loved One Thousand Pieces of You, and this is the sequel.

Other than that, more spreadsheeting, school, getting ready for uni - and also being a grown-up and bidding for freelance editing work on Why not, right? I have 19 years' experience as a copy-editor, I feel like I can still put it to good use.

I did one post last week - my third awesome lady; Helena of Egypt. Once again, frustratingly, not much is known. Next up is my first author, but I may have to re-think that. I've put Hypatia in that category, but from what I've found she seems to have been a mathematician. So I need to dig around for a very early lady author for the next slot.

What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?


  1. Good luck with Upwork and with returning to education - you can do it! Business courses can be a bit dry compared to Humanities but they are ultimately more practically useful unfortunately *sigh*.

  2. Good luck with studenting!

  3. Maree, it sounds like everything is falling into place which is wonderful!

    It's great school's back in and you can finish your spreadsheet before your new course starts. Exciting times for you!

  4. Yes even as a retired teacher I like to see school back as well!! All the best with the study, your courses sound interesting. All the best for all of it. And getting the freelance work. Indeed why not.

  5. Enjoy being a student again - exciting times ahead. Best wishes with getting your spreasheet completed.

    I too am glad to have school resume, its been a great summer holiday break but my boys have worn me out with entertaining/separating fights, lol!

    I hope you get some reading time in this week and have a lovely week!

  6. Good luck with your courses! I am sure you will do great. :-) I've never actually read a M/M romance or a W/W one for that matter. I have read mysteries with similar relationships, but not strictly in a romance novel. Dance Off sounds interesting. I may have to give it a try. I love the Lord of the Rings books. I should give them a re-read. I hope you have a great week, Maree!

  7. That is an ambitious course schedule. I hope you enjoy being a student again. Come see my week here. Happy reading!