The Sunday Post #17

Posted 1 February, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 36 Comments

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The Sunday Post #17 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up post. Thank you toΒ Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere. My new Sunday Post logo is made by Silvia @ Darkest Sins, and I’m loving it πŸ˜‰

This week has been pretty amazing! I’ve been busy substitute teaching, and I also got a call to substitute until summer for a class in senior high, while their teacher is on maternity leave. I’m so happy about that, not only is it senior high, so their level of English (I teach English as foreign language) will be quite good, but the school is only about a five minute walk from my house. Also, Stormi and I launched the 2015 New Release Challenge, and I hope we’ll get lots of bloggers signing up for it πŸ™‚ On top of that, I launched my brand new weekly meme Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts – a place to share something the characters you read about ate or drank, you can choose either something you’d like to try, or something you’d never ever want to taste.

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has a discussion post about Stereotypes and Labels in Reading, and she also has some great Birthday Giveaways!

The Social Potato has a post about the Potato Awards 2014, there are lots of great books mentioned, be careful, you might need a new crane for your Mt. TBR.

Ebony @ Daring Damsels has a post about Popular Series She’s Not Sure She Want To Read.

Athina @ Between My Lines talks about her Imaginary Friends.

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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36 responses to “The Sunday Post #17

    • Thank you Stormi πŸ™‚ I’m really happy about that, both because I’ll finally be able to teach, and because it’s a nice way to ease into the profession πŸ™‚
      True, our challenge is not doing bad at all πŸ™‚ And who knows how it will pick up before the middle of March πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, I’m elated about the job, both because I look forward to know where I’ll work for the next few months, and because it’s so close to home I can have lunch here rather than at school πŸ™‚
      Happy reading.

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today πŸ™‚ I really recommend the book “Det frosten tok”, and I hope you get to read it. It really hit me right in the heart πŸ™‚ I wish you a wonderful sundayβ˜†

  2. Congrats with that new substitute teaching job you got, it sounds nice with the whole advanced english level and only a 5 minute walk to get there. And yay I am so happy you decided to host the 2015 new releases challenge, I am really looking forward to see how many new releases I can read this year :). And I hope to participate in your hungry hearts meme soon, but I keep forgetting to pay attention to food and drinks or they aren’t really interesting enough to feature. You had a busy week on the blog! Have a great week and enjoy what’s left of the weekend πŸ™‚

    • I’m very happy you’ve signed up for the New Release Challenge, Lola, Stormi and I were a little afraid it would only be the two of us πŸ˜€
      I have worked on preparing my lessons for next week, and I think I’m all set.
      Have a great week yourself.

    • Thank you, Melissa, I’m so happy about the job πŸ™‚ I only have one review scheduled for next week, I have to hurry up and start writing πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic week.

    • I’m so happy about the job, Laura! Both because I’ll be teaching a grade I would like, and because it’s so close to home. Also, the hours I’ll have still permit me to finish my own degree πŸ™‚
      I look forward to seeing your sign-up post, too. Have a fantastic week.

  3. Yay on the long term sub job and the great location! How exciting! I can’t imagine teaching a 2nd language. I’ve always had the biggest mental block when it comes to other languages and have never been able to really do well at them. I know enough French to understand Agatha Christie’s Poiort but that’s about it. Have a great week!

    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted: This Week in Reading - February 1
    • I speak several languages, and English is not my first language, so teaching it to French-speaking kids who have learned German first should be OK πŸ™‚
      I love Poirot! He’s made of awesome. Thanks for stopping by, Katherine!

    • Yeah, both the fact that it’s long-term instead of going to a different school each time I teach, and that it’s so close to home is a big bonus, Laurel-Rain πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congrats on the job and the new releases challenge sounds fun Ill have to sign up!! Sounds Like you had a fun reading week!! here is my weekly recap!!

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  5. YAY! about the job that is awesome and I love that it is so close to your house. I use to have a job like that and it’s wonderful πŸ™‚

    I am so excited for your challenge, I have read two books so far that work with it and I plan to read a lot more. I love your new meme I am not sure I have stuff that qualifies for it but I will see if maybe I can join once in a while πŸ™‚

    Have a great week, Lexxie! oxox

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    • Yeah, it’s nice to be able to walk to that school, as Uni is a little farther away πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward to getting started properly tomorrow.
      I’m excited about the challenge, too, and it’s great that you’ve signed up with us, Michelle πŸ™‚ I’m sure it will make me add ever more books to my shelves, but that’s oK πŸ™‚
      I hope to see you on the Thirsty Thursday meme, too, it is fun to notice something different in books, and some have really delicious food in them.
      Have a great week yourself!

  6. Oh, yay for the sub job! πŸ˜€ I need to go check out Thirsty Thurs & Hungry Hearts. In all the books I’ve ever read I have yet to see a character eat Rocky Mountain Oysters and yet those are something I’ve actually tried. LOL I guess I’m more ‘ballsy’ than all these Alpha guys I’ve read about. hehehe

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    • Yeah, I notice both the yummy food and the yucky food in the books I’m reading, and I just wanted to share that as well πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll join me!

  7. Congrats on your teaching job! I used to substitute teach myself and always found it to be such a fun experience. I’m really looking forward to Rachel Vincent’s new spinoff series. I never finished the Pride series so I’m hoping to get back to them soon. Have a great week!!

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    • Thanks, Samantha! I’m very happy about it πŸ™‚ I look forward to completing my own education so I can become a full-fledged teacher in a few years.
      Have a great week yourself, thanks for stopping by.

    • Thanks, Sharon. I’m so happy about it – especially because it’s my first long-term job teaching, and I’ve been wanting to teach my own class for a while.
      Have a fantastic Friday.

    • My first full week of teaching has been awesome, Brandee! I love it, and the students are really nice, too. They work hard, and participate in class, they’re a teacher’s dream πŸ™‚
      *BIG HUGS*

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