The Sunday Post #52 –

Posted 4 October, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 56 Comments

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The Sunday Post # – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday 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.

This has been another quite busy week, with my classes and reading, as well as the beginning of October Blog Ahead, I’ve gotten a few posts going so I will be set for at least part of November at the end of the month. Yesterday, I was at a birthday brunch celebrating one of my fellow student’s birthday, and we had a lot of fun! It’s good to take time to be able to hang out with friends and just enjoy being together!

Next week will be even more busy, as I’ve got a substitute contract for 12 hours of teaching. I’m really looking forward to it, especially because it seems like it’s getting more difficult to get those contracts these days. The teacher I’m subbing for is my daughter’s English teacher, but thank goodness, I’m not teaching my daughter’s class. That would have been so very weird.

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Cait @ Paper Fury wonders: Is it Worse to Hate a Book or Feel ‘Meh’ About it?

Aimee @ The Social Potato has a Bookish Community Survival Guide post up.

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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56 responses to “The Sunday Post #52 –

    • I’m loving Blog Ahead, too, Renee. I just wish I was able to come up with more original content for discussion posts… I have scheduled several meme posts for November and December today, though, so it’s definitely working so far πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, she said to me that she was glad I wasn’t teaching her class. Earlier this year, I had some of her friends, though, and it was funny to see them as students, and not as people who hang out in our backyard on the weekends πŸ™‚
      The birthday brunch was awesome! It was so nice to actually celebrate my friend during the day, and still also have time for other things.

  1. Sounds like you had a fun but busy week. Making time for friends is always good. It’s great you got that substitute contracts. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I saw about blog ahead last month but then forgot about it, haha whoops.

    Annemieke recently posted: Sunday Post #13
    • Yes, it is definitely important to find time for some fun times, too, Annemieke πŸ™‚ I have already subbed at this school before, and it’s great. I’m looking forward to next week, even if I’ll probably be exhausted by the end of it πŸ˜€

  2. I had a a crush on someone whose mother was our class substitute teacher. I didn’t think it was that awkward. I’m glad you got a teaching contract and it’s only for 12 hours? That’s good isn’t it? Anyway good for you. Have a nice weekend.

    • I’m thinking the other students might not mind too much, but it would be weird between my daughter and me…
      Yeah, 12 hours of teaching next week – it’s going to be a lot for me, though, because I also have my own classes at Uni…

  3. It looks like you’ve had a great week. I would love to have the blog ahead, but I just don’t have enough content to be that far ahead. I have written reviews for every book that I’ve read and even built the post for the audio that I’m currently listening to, so I just have to write the review when I finish listening. So, I’m a week or so ahead. That is as far ahead as I can get. Now on to more reading. Hope you have another great week.

    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted: Spider’s Trap Audiobook by Jennifer Estep (REVIEW)
    • WOW, you’re very good if you’ve already written reviews for all the books you’ve read, Melanie! I have quite a few to write, but I have notes ready, I just need to sit down and type everything out.
      I have listened to more audiobooks lately, and I’m loving it more and more πŸ™‚
      Have a great week yourself πŸ™‚

  4. Great to hear you’ve got a contract Lexxie AND that you’re all settled back into classes and enjoying time with fellow students!

    Well done also on getting onto your Blog Ahead posts! It sounds like you’re keeping very busy!

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  5. Good luck with the sub this week, and glad Blog Ahead is going well. I’m not doing it although I spent a few hours yesterday preparing posts- so maybe I should have! LOL. Hope you had a good weekend, and have a great week. πŸ™‚

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #111
  6. Sounds like a busy week indeed, but it’s fun you celebrated your friend her birthday. I already have a bit of a buffer with posts scheduled ahead, so I am working on the rest of October now first before I am writing some posts for later this year.

    Congrats on the subbing contract! Must be nice to get that teaching contract. And I think it’s good you don’t teach your daughter her class, I remember how my mom once tought us a sports class we followed and it didn’t quite work out well. I hope you have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #146
    • It’s so nice to have several weeks with scheduled posts, Lola! I’m continuing to work on writing as many posts as possible, so that I won’t have the feeling I have to hurry in order to have the next week ready πŸ™‚

      It’s really nice to teach for a week, even if that makes things even busier. I love being in the classroom and sharing my love for English with students πŸ˜€

  7. Are you going to take a break at one point, or are you doing good? I remember my final days in my teaching classes before I graduated, and I thought I was going to die of exhaustion.

    Best of luck to you! *huggles*

    Lyn Kaye recently posted: Epic Recs: Uprooted
    • I’m doing pretty well, Lyn, and I don’t teach every week. Here, we sign up for subbing and get called every now and then as needed. And it’s possible to say no. My main goal right now is to finish my MA, so yeah, there are small breaks here and there. And soon, I have a week off, with my husband and the kids, so I’m taking good care of myself!

  8. It is good to hang out with friends and have fun. πŸ™‚ I had lunch out with a friend today and it was relaxing. You have a busy week coming up, good luck! And I had to laugh at your comment about not teaching your daughter’s class as one year during high school, my mother was one of my teachers. It worked. πŸ™‚

    • Yes, it’s important to just spend time with friends, eat some good food, drink some good drinks and have some good conversations πŸ™‚
      Wasn’t it weird having your mom as a teacher? My daughter and I are close, so it would be very strange for me – and I think for her as well!

  9. Sounds like you had a fun but busy week. Congrats on getting a new contract!! That would have been weird teaching your daughter’s class, especially if she didn’t do the homework you assigned lol. I hope the new class goes well and have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #72
  10. Nice to get the teaching hours, I do know quite a few teachers who have taught their own children. I struggled teaching my niece and nephews! Good to see you enjoyed Rock Redemption – love NS writing.

    Kathryn recently posted: Weekly Wrap and Fitreaders
    • I think it’s good to keep family members out of the classroom, but I know that’s not always possible.

      NS is one of the authors whose books I instantly add to my kindle, I don’t even really read the summary, I just want to read her words!

  11. What would we do if we weren’t so busy, Lexxie?? I’m hoping this week goes splendidly for you! I know you’re going to enjoy being in front of the classroom again. πŸ™‚ Hopefully we’ll find time to chat. This week is busy for me as well…Sky has a college interview and there are a couple of representatives from different colleges visiting her high school that I’m going to listen to. And I have to get things ready for my mother-in-law’s visit…she arrives on Friday.
    Here’s to a great week! **BIG HUGS**

  12. So is 12 hours two days of teaching over there? Or is is just a few hours a day for a week? I know very little about school in Europe if you can’t tell :)I think it would be fun to substitute teach occasionally and even thought about doing it when I was younger. I am lucky if I have two weeks of reviews done for both of the blogs I review for, but it would be nice if I could get even more done. There’s been a few times I turned a review in on Monday for it to run on Tuesday so I am more apt to get behind than catch up-although I have been doing pretty good lately! I hope you enjoy your teaching assignment and have a good week!

    • 12 hours for me was three hours of teaching, four of the weekdays. Full time teaching is 24 hours of teaching, because preparing class and correcting tests etc are done outside of the classroom, so it is taken into account to reach a total of 40 hours of work per week.
      This is for Switzerland, and I’m not sure if this is the same in other European countries. And it is also for high school level. I teach English as foreign language, so depending on the students’ age, they have between three and six hours of English per week πŸ™‚

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