Wednesday Wonderings

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Wednesday Wonderings
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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 7:32am

1.  Does it feel like fall yet where you are, or is it still summer?

2.  Those of you with kids in school, how's the year shaping up so far?

3.  What are you looking forward to this fall?

4.   Read any good books lately?

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Thu, 09-05-2013 - 6:01pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>1.  Does it feel like fall yet where you are, or is it still summer?</p><p>2.  Those of you with kids in school, how's the year shaping up so far?</p><p>3.  What are you looking forward to this fall?</p><p>4.   Read any good books lately?</p>

Yes it does, but I heard upper 80s by the weekend which is just in time for the JDRF walk Saturday!  It's going good, DS' 5th grade year is going good and he's really tackling the lesson of exponents which is a totally new concept for him, lots and lots of homework.  The girls are doing well, even DD2.  We meet soon to review her IEP and plan for this new year soon.  Candy corn, Lol.  I like Fall and cool evenings.  Not really, I stole a book from my dad's house last time I was there called Street Lawyer - a John Girsham novel, it's suspensful and pretty good.  I've begun diving into my own studies which I sort of dread but se la vie!

 


 


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Thu, 09-05-2013 - 2:48pm

1.  Does it feel like fall yet where you are, or is it still summer?

Fall, because the children started school.

2.  Those of you with kids in school, how's the year shaping up so far?

Very well.  DS got the "tough" homeroom teacher, but I like him ~ he'll teach the children how to write well and if you behave, the guy's very nice, fair.  Older DD finally starts "school" sports, so we'll see how that goes.

3.  What are you looking forward to this fall?

In a women's group in town, my friend and I are leaders of the prospective beginning class, lol.  It's a lot of work, and a lot of fun.

4.   Read any good books lately?

No, just plays.  Ibsen, Miller and Albee.  Quick and easy.

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Thu, 09-05-2013 - 2:17pm

I saw on Goodreads that you gave Life After Life 5 stars but I just didn't like it that much!  I think it was much longer than it needed to be and I was constantly getting confused b/w the back and forth b/w the two segments of her life.  I definitely liked it and think she is a talented author, but it started to drag for me and I was getting annoyed at how long it was taking me to get through it.  Because it didn't "grab" me, I kept falling asleep while reading it so it took me too long to get through it.

I just finished The Other Typist for my book club.  That was really good, very intriguing and I liked the setting, which was the 1920s during Prohibition.

My favorite book this summer was Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.  I really like her style of writing and love the bits of British humor.

I read some really bad books this summer, some of them rated 5 stars by the majority of people who read them and I just couldn't imagine how.  Bad writing, stereotypical characters, etc.  The one I'm reading now, so far I'm enjoying - it's called The Fever Tree.  British characters set in S. Africa in the late 1800s. Mixed reviews on Goodreads but so far I like it.

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 9:50pm
Peer pressure, peer pressure. Join Goodreads, Bord!
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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 9:47pm

1.  Does it feel like fall yet where you are, or is it still summer?  It was a pretty cool and rainy summer, but it is definitely starting to feel like fall now.  

2.  Those of you with kids in school, how's the year shaping up so far?  Both kids seem to be having fun so far!

3.  What are you looking forward to this fall?  Apple picking and learning how to make soap.

4.   Read any good books lately?  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was amazingly good.  Heft by Liz Moore was good, too.  I also really liked The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, but it's the kind of book that a lot of people don't like.  Right now I'm reading Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfield-- it's pretty good so far.

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 5:55pm

 That's why I asked....hoping someone had something good to recommend!</p>[/quote]

I really like Goodreads, you can look at your friends' lists to see what they have liked.  And see how high each book is rated generally by everybody.  

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 5:07pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
Last night I finished Like Water for Chocolate.  I enjoyed it throughout the whole book, until the ending.      </p>

 

I have not read the book, but the movie is one of my all time favorites.  I've seen it several times, in both the dubbed and subtitled versions.  And the subtitled version is by far much better -- you get to hear them speaking in their native spanish and the language is so beautiful that it adds to the beauty of the movie.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 3:38pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>I'm really hoping for a decision soon for the oldest and guess what college is on the list to visit for the youngest next year?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Really? Really?  I assume you'll make it at least a two-day trip and stay with us.  I see EJ's BCF and beer in our future.</p><p> </p><p>And, I think The Girl has made her decision - but we're doing a couple of visits as confirmation.</p>

Of course, of course!  I think college visits with my youngest are going to be a totally different spin on things and I can't wait to hear what the girl has decided. 

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 3:22pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>1.  Does it feel like fall yet where you are, or is it still summer?</p><p>2.  Those of you with kids in school, how's the year shaping up so far?</p><p>3.  What are you looking forward to this fall?</p><p>4.   Read any good books lately?</p>

1.  It's still summer here.  In fact, the last two-three weeks have been the hottest of the year.

2.  DS is so ready to be done with school.  I wish he would just enjoy his senior year more, but he's like me, and can't wait to get out and start his adult life.

3. I don't really know.  DH is going to France for almost a month without me and I am trying not to pout about it.   I don't have any really fun conferences or travel plans.  So maybe it will just be a nice quiet fall.

4.  I'm working my way through some Icelandic sagas but that's kind of for work.  Haven't really read anything worth recommending lately.  That's why I asked....hoping someone had something good to recommend!

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 3:13pm
I love "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." One of my all-time favorites.

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