Sunday, 15 April 2018

Sunday Post 96, It's Monday, What are you reading? 81


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

It's school holidays here now, and I've taken a few days off in the first week (the break two weeks long) so Spawn isn't stuck in a school holiday programme the whole time. He's not looking forward to going into the programme on Thursday, but as the loving and caring mother I am, I pointed out that he could either do that, or we could not pay our rent and eat. It's not ideal, but it is what it is right now. He's going to be too old for the programme he's in at the moment in May as they only take kids until they turn 11, so he'll be switching after the holidays anyway. Hopefully a change of scenery will help. The struggle, etc.

What else has been happening? I had Thursday and Friday off and instead of the two days of blissful nothing I intended, I ended up going to a friend's for part of the day on Thursday, and I had a bank appointment on Friday. It wasn't all bad though. I treated myself to lunch in town and had a bit of a browse, two things I don't get to do a lot of now as my office is juuuuuuuuuust a little bit out of the centre of town and I like a leisurely browse.

I finished Blood-Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada yesterday, and really enjoyed it; review coming later this week. I also watched Clash of the Titans which, erm. Review coming later this week as well.

I started Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch today, which seems promising. Still working on Wizards and Glass, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet as well.

I don't have a lot of plans for the next three days. Hang out with Spawn. Maybe venture out of the house for a bit if the weather doesn't crap itself everywhere, which is a distinct possibility. Most likely we'll stay home and watch a lot of Netflix. Maybe read some. Usual holiday time stuff. :)

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


20 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break! Netflixing sounds fun, I always enjoy that! And Clash of the titans huh? I think I've seen both movie versions, but it's been a while.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, it was a bit ... meh to be honest.

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  2. Hope the weather stays nice for y’all this week, but Netflix sounds like the way I would go too. Spring doesn’t seem to be wanting to make an appearance. :) Have a great week.

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    1. It's raining today, so definitely an inside type of day. You too, thank you! :)

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  3. Ah, yes, I do remember those struggles with day care. Even when they are older and could stay at home after school, by then they are teenagers...and other issues come up to worry us. LOL.

    Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yep, the struggle is real and also annoying. I just try and be honest with Spawn so he knows why things are happening the way they are. Thank you, you too :)

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  4. Enjoy your holiday. Yeah 11 is a rough age. Too young to be home alone, independent enough that he doesn't want organized daycare. Hope you all enjoy your time together.

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    1. Yeah, I think that's definitely part of it. He understands why, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. :)

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  5. Can't beat a good netflix binge. Have a good week!

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  6. Enjoy the holiday. Have a great week

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  7. Have a great time hanging out with your spawn :)

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    1. It's usually fun, thank you :)

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  8. Enjoy your break. I've heard good things about Rivers of London but haven't tried it yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I have too, so I'm optimistic. Thank you :)

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  9. Aging out of a program is tough. My daughter has reached that point too, although she has the option now of working at the camp she has been enjoying. So that's what she's working towards now. She has training this Saturday. Come see what I'm reading.

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    1. It is tough. That's good for your daughter, I hope she enjoys it :)

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  10. I feel for your son. I am trying to decide if my daughter will attend the summer program that is run by the same company that runs her after school program or if we'll switch to the less expensive option for the summer. I think she'll enjoy either one, but if we did switch her, there would be tears initially. I wish I could take the summer off too. But like you, I have bills . . . I am so glad to hear you enjoyed Blood-Stained Tea. I want to read that one too. :-) I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. It's tough for sure. It was a great read. :)

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