The Sunday Post #46

Posted 23 August, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 50 Comments

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The Sunday Post #46 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you to 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.

This week has been a little hectic, getting the last of the supplies we need for the kids who are going back to school tomorrow, and me getting ready for my two-week substitute stint. I made so many photocopies on Friday it’s not even funny! I had to make some even of the course-books so that we can start working immediately, even before the students have the time to go purchase their books. I also picked up Roald Dahl’s BOY: Tales of Childhood, which two of the classes I’ll be teaching are going to read, and Stephen King’s The Body, which seems to have been written for people who are learning English. We also had a b-day party for a friend, and tried the best we could to get into the correct rhythm of sleep so everybody will be able to get up early tomorrow.

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog asks What Makes You Cry?

Lola @ Lola’s Reviews shares how she Shelves her Books, and she shares lots of beautiful book pictures, too!

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence has a great vlog about Diversity in Booksyou should definitely check it out 🙂

Cait @ Paper Fury also has a wonderful post I Want Diverse Books that are Not About Being Diverse.

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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50 responses to “The Sunday Post #46

  1. I can’t believe the kids are starting school already. My daughter starts on the 2nd and my son on the 8th.
    I would have never guessed Stephen King would write a book for people learning English. You learn something new every day 🙂
    I have to start getting the kids ready to wake up early…me too 🙁

    Have a great week, Lexxie! ox

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    • I know! This summer vacation just went so fast. Even if the kids were off for eight weeks.
      There are different levels of the book, actually, Easy starts with only 200 headwords, Level 1 with 300 headwords etc, I am using the Level 5 2300 headwords for upper-intermediate students. I have no idea if it was SK himself who wanted the book to be this way, or if the publishing house thought it was a story that could be more easily simplified than others.
      I’m not ready for the vacation to be over yet, that’s for sure. But at the same time, I’m happy for things to start again. Completely opposite feelings here 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

    • I’m actually looking forward to finishing my degree so that I can just teach, Christy! When I get some long-term sub contracts, it’s great, but being called at 7am to teach a class at 10am without really having much information about the class is quite hard sometimes.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. What a busy week you´ve had 🙂 Her har barna gått på skole en uke allerede, og både trettenåringen og syttenåringen stortrives. I dag skinner heldigvis solen igjen, så det spørs om det ikke blir en badetur i ettermiddag. Håper uken som kommer blir fin for dere alle 🙂

  3. I can imagine that last week vacation is a bit hectic with making sure you have everything for the new school year and preparing for school to start. Switching sleeping rhythm ‘s is the worst, I hope it worked and everyone can get up early tomorrow. I hope you have a great week and good luck with that two week teacher substitute job!

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    • Yeah, I agree, I hate having to get up early in the morning, but there really isn’t that much choice. I think we’re all ready, though, and the kids are finally starting to look forward to going back to school, as am I 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Lola.

  4. Ah, the day before school. Isn’t it amazing how much prep is needed for them to go back? Good luck with the subbing, and hope the first day gos well. 🙂

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  5. My daughters will be starting school on tuesday – I already dread the mountain of papers to fill in duplicate and the hunt for school supplies. At least, you’re ready, that’s good ! Summer is already over ? Can’t believe it… Have a good week, bises 😉

  6. Busy indeed! Good luck with the kids stating classes and with your classes. That sounds neat using a Stephen King book to learn English. The school I sub at finished their school year on Friday and this week is their classroom preparation and professional development week before the new year starts.

    Good luck!

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  7. RO

    I sure don’t miss my son being small and having to go through that.(lol) Don’t you wish there was a way we could just hit a magic button and every copy we need would be done in an instant? Maybe someone will come up with a really neat invention, soon. Big Hugs and hope your week is as wonderful as you are! Hugs…Ro

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  8. How did the summer fly by so fast? I don’t have the standard “back to school” thing going on here, but I do recall what it was like. And my grandkids are off to school already. My second son took my oldest grandson to Berkeley on Friday, for his THIRD year there! How did that happen? LOL

    And one of my granddaughters started her freshman year at University at San Diego.

    My youngest grandson begins seventh grade.

    My eldest son and his wife were here all of July, pretty much, and will return in early September. They go back to Europe (to Prague, this time) at the end of September.

    My reading was sporadic this summer…but I did some bookshelf clearing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    • I know, right? I guess it means we had a really good summer 😀 Kids definitely grow up fast!
      Sporadic reading is to be expected with a visit from your son whom you don’t get the chance to see very often!
      Thanks for stoping by, Laurel-Rain 🙂

  9. Good luck tomorrow for all of you! I always love getting back to a routine but that’s a lot of new routine all at once. The sub job sounds like it’s going to be an adventure. Hope you have a great class! I read my first Dahl book at the beginning of the year and really loved it. I’m looking forward to reading more of his madness. Have a great week!

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  10. I would have loved to have had Stephen King as part of the books we got in our English lessons (obviously I already know the language but spelling and the likes!!), we did get Tolkien and Orwell, King would have been brilliant.

    I have done the whole going back to school this week so I know what you have been going through!

    Have a lovely week!

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    • True, it’s good that there are stories that can be adjusted for different levels of English, and reading always helps to improve spelling, grammar and vocabulary! We read Orwell when I was in high school, too, and I loved it when we read books that I would have picked up myself – not only books the teachers thought were amazing 😀

  11. We started back to school last week and it was busy, busy! I do love this time of year though especially as Fall begins. With school starting and me helping with homework I am sure my reading time will be a bit limited so I’m trying to read as much as possible right now! Hope you have a great week filled with good books!

  12. Good luck to you and your kids for starting a new school year. It sounds like you are really prepared and the class sounds interesting. I hope you do well and get some time to relax. Have a great week!

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