The Sunday Post #5 – ‘Reading’ Week

Posted 9 November, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 23 Comments

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The Sunday Post #5 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up post. I am signing up with Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event.

Life in general:

This past week, I didn’t have any classes, it’s called the ‘reading’ week, kind of to help us read some of the things we haven’t had time to keep on top of during the semester so far. And I had planned on finishing the book I have on Semantics, as well as reading the rest of The Faerie Queene so I’d be all ready for next week. I also wanted to read an article on verb-movement in Faroese, because I have to hand in a paper on Tuesday. Did I do any of that? Noooo!!! I spent the week binge-watching Hawaii 5-0 and the first five episodes of this season’s Grey’s Anatomy instead. I lived the whole week as a true couch potato, and now, I’m still behind. *sighs* I really need to hurry up and get stuff done before tomorrow, if not the rest of the semester is going to be really hard for me. My husband was gone for three days, so I also got the privilege to drive the kids around to their various activities on my own, he does a lot of that, especially when it comes to the boys and their ice-hockey.

Earlier this week, we also installed a really nice and cosy place outside, with a roof, but open on the sides. I can sit out there and read, even in the winter, and I think it’s really awesome! I love being outside when I’m reading, and having those cushions and a cover just makes it perfect. What do you think?

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This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the blogosphere:

Matt over at JC’s Bookhaven posted his Sidekick Showcase post yesterday.

Carmel of Rabid Reads chats about her Most Anticipated Books for the Remainder of 2014.

And Ashley over at Nosegraze discusses Posts I Wasn’t Inspired to Finish.

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!

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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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23 responses to “The Sunday Post #5 – ‘Reading’ Week

    • It usually doesn’t get much colder than 32F, but with a blanket, and a little heater I’m all good out there.
      Thanks for stopping by, Melanie.

  1. That reading week sounds like a nice way to get caught up with everything. I wish our universities here did something like that. It was pretty stressfull to have new classes again right after the week of exams and then have to continue studying until christmas break till you got a break. Makes me happy I am done studying ;). It must be nice to have a break like that in the middle of a semester, I can’t blame you for relaxing and having fun!

    Your outside place looks great, I like how you can read outside and stay dry. It looks like a lovely palce to sit down with a book!

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  2. The reading week has only existed for the past two years, and I am one of the people who made it happen πŸ˜€ We don’t have any exams during the semester (apart from maybe an essay or two to hand in) and after the exam session in January/February, classes start up again straight away.

    It’s the best place to sit down and relax with a book, Lola πŸ™‚ I love that little corner already.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Holy hell.. that outside room is phenomenal! I would seriously live out there. The only thing missing is a little mini fridge and a hidden junk food stash so the munchkins don’t get it! Congrats on your new reading nook lady; I am beyond jealous. I share my apartment with two bachelors that fit the role perfectly. They leave their stuff everywhere, including dirty boxers. (ugh, men are gross!) As for the book you mentioned, The Faerie Queens, details please! I have an insatiable addiction to everything faerie.. it could have something to do with my Irish heritage and whatnot, but I try to read every Fae book out there! Looking forward to your review when you stop being a couch potato and finish reading! haha Thanks for the follow lady <3
    Morrighan @ Elysian Fields

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    • I actually do have a mini-fridge out there, but I wanted to show the couches and the roof more than anything else πŸ˜€
      The Faerie Queene was first published in 1590, and is a looong story with knights and fights and a faerie queen (who is supposedly Queen Elizabeth I). It’s not like the stories about faeries that are written nowadays.
      I definitely don’t envy you the dirty boxers *eew!*
      Thanks for stopping by, Morrighan πŸ™‚

  4. I LOVE the outside room!!! I love reading outside too and sometimes when I can’t read outside I sit next to the open window in the winter in a blanket πŸ™‚ its so refreshing and I love the smell of outside!

    I know when you don’t have stuff that needs to be done we usually don’t do anything at all. I do that all the time and then wind up way behind lol.

    I hope you have a great week Lexxie!!!

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    • Exactly – you mentioned all the different I love reading outside, even in the winter, Michelle.

      I just wish I had been better at reading ahead for classes last week. Oh well, it’s done now, and I just have to make sure I stay on track until Christmas.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thank you Kathy! Tucker is amazing, I think. I hope you’ll enjoy her books, and that you’ll find the time to get to them soon.

      Have a great week.

    • LOL, I’m really lucky, it was my hubby who had the idea, because he knows how much I love sitting outside with my kindle πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by, Sharon.

  5. You spent your reading week exactly as I would have, Lexxie…*not* doing what I was supposed to be doing. πŸ™‚ But sometimes we need weeks like that, no? You’ll catch up with your school work – you always do. I’m always in awe. πŸ™‚ I love your new outside space! It’s beautiful and it seems the perfect place to spend some time with a glass of wine and a good book. When can I visit?!? LOL Someday…someday I’m coming to visit YOU!

    Have a great week! *BIG HUGS*

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    • LOL Brandee! It did do me some good to just laze out, but at the same time, it made me feel a little stressed. I’m sure I’ll be able to catch up as I need to, but being a little bit in advance would be so good.
      It is definitely the best place to hang out with a glass of wine and a good book, and you know you’re welcome whenever you can make the trip, right? Just book your ticket and let me know the dates!!
      Have a great week, too, my dear. *BIG HUGS*

  6. Oh I’m so envious! Can I have that room? I’ll give you my reading closet (sans books of course LOL). Enjoy it, so lovely and cozy.

    I had to laugh because you spent reading week pretty much the way I’ve spent every reading week since… EVER. Except add in some gaming. The point is, not doing work. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll get everything done.

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