The Sunday Post #15 – Rain, rain and more rain.

Posted 18 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 44 Comments

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The Sunday Post #15 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up post, The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer. This week, I’ve had a few more substitute teaching gigs, and I’m so happy to finally start doing what I really want… It took me such a long time to finally get to study to be a teacher, and while I have more classes to finish myself, it is very fulfilling to be in front of a class and try to teach them English πŸ™‚

I have had a quiet week apart from that, I have slowly started to study for my exams, but I really need to hurry up, because I also have a paper to write, but I’m not at all motivated to work, I only want to read books and chat with other bloggers. I think the fact that it’s raining a lot makes me be lazier than usual.

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the blogosphere:

Carmel @ Rabid Reads has a great discussion post about Safe Sex… which made me link to my own Safe Sex discussion post from a little over a year ago…

Lola of Lola’s Reviews has a post about Scheduling Posts on her blog.

What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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44 responses to “The Sunday Post #15 – Rain, rain and more rain.

  1. I’m always so surprised when I read your sunday posts and it really hits me just how many reviews and posts you put on your blog every week. I could never be as good as you. I’m too lazy.

    Lily recently posted: Never Never #1: Review
    • I have time right now, Lily, but once classes start again, I’ll probably go back to one post per day, at the most… and three reviews per week.
      Have a great, lazy Sunday πŸ˜‰

    • Yeah, and it’s really been a long way for me… I first started studying at uni in 1992, but stopped after a couple of years, started my family, and worked in accounting for 18 years πŸ˜€ Then, finally I was able to go back to Uni, and now I have almost achieved my dream πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by, Trish.

    • I know the feeling running after young kids, Sharon. I’m sure you’ll suddenly find the time for more reading and blogging again, they truly do grow up very fast – even if it doesn’t feel that way when they are still small.
      Thanks for stopping by.

    • I guess teaching is just like most other professions, Michelle, we are probably better suited to some than to others πŸ™‚
      Today, it’s actually sunny for once, and I’ve started writing one of my papers. Strange how that happens, eh?

    • Thank you Laurel-Rain πŸ™‚ It is actually pretty cool that life sometimes takes us on paths we hadn’t completely planned on πŸ™‚
      Have a fantastic week!

    • It takes a lot of energy, but it’s also very fulfilling, Kim πŸ™‚
      And I’m pretty sure I work much better under pressure when it comes to my own school-work. However, I think I reflect on an essay for quite a while, then, when things are clear in my head, I just sit down and write it.

    • I think I’ve been able to get ahead these past few weeks because I haven’t had classes myself, so I spent a lot of time at home. Teaching is a whole other matter, though, I’m exhausted at the end of each day, now πŸ˜€

    • I have weeks where I read a lot of books, and I prefer to write my reviews very soon after reading – and so, I end up with scheduled posts like that, and usually, I don’t post this many reviews, I post an average of three reviews per week, but I read at least five books per week.
      Happy reading, Steph πŸ™‚

    • Reading is definitely the most fun, Laura, but I always enjoy it when I can look at my editorial calendar, and I have a few weeks ahead with posts already scheduled πŸ˜€

  2. Glad to hear you are enjoying your teaching gigs. We also had a lot of rain this week, although the weather isn’t really cold. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    Thanks for linking to one of my posts!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #109
    • Now, it’s actually snowing, and I truly prefer the snow in January, than just more rain… Have a great week yourself, Lola.

  3. You had a busy week and it’s good to hear you are enjoying your teaching gigs. As much as I plan ahead for an assignment I always got it done last minute. I’m better under pressure lol. I hope it stops raining (that weather makes me lazy) and have a great week!

    Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 38
    • LOL, I’m so good at scheduling my posts for my blog, but really not when it comes to assignments for Uni πŸ˜€
      Have a great week, Kathy.

  4. I did some substitute teaching when my older kids where in school and really enjoyed it. I even briefly considered going back for my master’s. That’s awesome that you’re really enjoying it! It’s been cold and rainy here and all I’ve wanted to do is read as well. Something about grey skies make it hard not to be lazy. Have a great week!

    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted: This Week in Reading - January 18
    • Yeah mostly, I’m really enjoying it, Katherine, just the two hours I did today left me totally exhausted, though, and I really, really want a cigarette!

    • Actually, today, I’m a little bit less happy, Stormi.. I only did two hours today, but it was junior high, and my goodness, those kids were energy-vampires!!
      It is still really great though – when the students ‘get it’ they are so proud of themselves, and I feel like I’ve given them the moon πŸ˜€

  5. Berls

    So cool that you’re getting to start teaching more and more! Once I’m done with my class and exams I’m going to start doing some substituting too πŸ™‚ good luck with exams and paper writing! I totally understand wanting to do the blog thing & reading, me too! Have a great week!!

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 71st Edition
    • I’m sure you’ll love teaching, too, Berls! I wish I already had some classes in Classroom management right now. Especially when I substitute in junior high :O I need so much patience for those classes!

  6. When it’s raining, especially in winter, it sure doesn’t make us want to move and do things, I personally want to stay under cover and become a couch potatoe. That’s what I’ve been doing the past week ! Good luck with your exams and your paper and have a great week πŸ˜‰

    Red Iza recently posted: The sunday post #5 : What's up ?
  7. It’s been raining from where I’m from too and I really just want to sink in my bed with a book but of course I cant. Haha! When I was a kid, I’ve once dreamed to be a teacher but I think I need to be more patient right? πŸ™‚ Good luck with the exams and school stuff. Have a great week babe β™₯

    Nyze recently posted: My Week in a Wrapped #17
    • Oh yes! Please, let me stay inside, warm and dry, with a good book Yeah, I think patience is needed to teach, but it’s also a lot of fun, Nyze πŸ˜€

    • Better late than never, right? It is pretty exhausting to teach, but it is also really great! I hope you’ll get some sun soon, Lenore (and I need some, too!)

  8. You know, you’re productive any way – just maybe not doing exactly what you should be doing. πŸ˜‰ Rain has that affect on me as well…or snow, sometimes. I know you’re doing a stupendous job at the substitute teaching. You’ve been making a difference in your own family’s lives and now you’re going to make your mark on other children. Woohoo! Good luck on getting the studying and paper done. You can do it!

    *BIG HUGS*

    • LOL, this is very true, Brandee. Productive, but not on the things I really should be productive on πŸ˜€

      Snow is also making me tired, sometimes even more so than rain.

      Have a fantastic Wednesday, my dear. *BIG HUGS*

    • It’s going to take some time to finish my MA, maybe I’ll be ready in February 2016… and then I’ll have to do an MA in teaching.
      Thanks for stopping by, Naomi.

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