Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sunday Post 73; It's Monday, What are you reading? 58



The Sunday Post - a chance for a chat and a catch-up with other bloggers - is hosted by Kimba, here: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn, here: https://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/

Let's see. Last week was much the same as the week before, although I did manage to get a couple of blog posts done and posted, so that was pleasing. I've also decided to try and increase my typing speed - I touch-type about 50wpm at the moment and my goal is to get up to 70 with as few errors as possible. So I've been practicing that as well. I also got an Access for Dummies book out of the library - I want to see if I can teach myself database. I did a little bit on my course, but that was very much a surface skim. While I'm not working, I want to see if I can still keep my brain cranking.


I'm hoping to do an awesome ladies post this week, and a couple of reviews, depending on what I get finished - if anything. :)


I did have a phone interview on Tuesday, for a position that I had applied for previously. I got as far as the phone interview last time, but no further. This time, I actually prepared a bit better, and have made it to the in-person stage. My interview is on Tuesday morning. It's for a job that I know I would be good at and it's ideal for this stage in my life - they actually advertised it as perfect for someone either just entering the workforce, or looking for a change of career. Mentally, I waved my hands in the air and yelled ME ME PICK ME but I'll have to see how it goes.


Good thoughts, positive energy, prayers, kittens ... I will take them all. 


The SPCA was looking for volunteers last week for their new Op Shop, and I had a weirdly vivid dream that I went in to apply, but was laughed out of the store. I was thinking about going in as it's close to spawn's school, and it would give me retail experience. Perhaps After The Interview.


What else. Yesterday, spawn randomly decided he wanted to do some baking, so we made banana choc-chip muffins, and they turned out not too bad.


As for what I'm reading - I still have a bookmark in book 4 of the Game of Thrones series, and I started The Girl With Seven Names by Hyenseo Lee, about growing up in - and escaping from - North Korea.


Apart from the job interview on Tuesday, I'm not sure what this week will bring. Good news, hopefully.


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

16 comments:

  1. Good luck with your interview! That North Korea books sounds pretty interesting. I've been reading a few things about people who've defected and things like that, and I had no idea there so many books out there on the subject.

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    1. Thank you!! It is so far, but I'm not very far in.

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  2. Sending good thoughts for a great interview.

    Enjoy your week and your reading. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  3. Best of luck with your interview! Sending warm thoughts and prayers that it goes well. Also good luck with your typing speed goals. I used to type faster than I do now, though I guess I'm not too bad. There are programs out there to help you increase your speed, I think.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, there are online programmes that you can use to test your speed and accuracy, I'm using those.

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  4. Oh, I hope they will take you :) have the best of luck in the interview!
    I haven't been able to do a lot of reading this week, but I'm hoping next week I'll have the time. Let's hope it's a pleasant week for the both of us :)

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  5. I hope the interview goes well for you and you get the job! Volunteering at the SPCA sounds like a great opportunity if the job doesn't work out. I hope you are enjoying your books! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! That's what I'm thinking - it'll be something at least. You too!

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  6. I hope the interview goes well, and that you enjoy your books this week. Game of Thrones is long (especially book four and onward) but I hope you enjoy the series!


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Game of Thrones certainly can't be rushed. I find the series fascinating, I love intrigue :)

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  7. Good luck with the interview. I hope it goes well. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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