Weekend Wrap-up #212 – Meetings, Books and Cold

Posted 11 November, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 62 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

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STS #212

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

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I got this one in the Avon newsletter, I can’t wait to dig in!

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This one is all Jana Aston’s fault! I love Aston’s books, and her humor, and her characters… she’s been going absolutely bananas over this series on Facebook lately, so I had to get my hands on the first book.

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The Sunday Post #162 – Weekend Wrap-up

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. 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 was exhausting! We had meetings about students who have not done too well this first half of the semester, and that took a lot out of me. I also had my first parent-teacher meeting. Ever. And I was a bit nervous about it. It went really well, though, and some parents even thanked me for having motivated their teens to work harder. So that was a success.

Next week will be more of the same – with more parent-teacher meetings. More grading. And more classes. I have started two classes for teachers, one is about motivating students. The other is what to do when we have students with special needs. Both are very interesting.

Next week, sign-ups for the 2018 New Release Challenge will go live. So please do stop by. And, you know, sign up 😉

This Week’s Puppy Pictures:

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Hercules is getting SO big!

And Freddy did not want any photos this week 🙁

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Renée @ Addicted to Romance has a great post about Audiobooks.

Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight discusses Separating the Book from the Author.

Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying 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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62 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #212 – Meetings, Books and Cold

  1. Hey, that’s great that your PT Conf are going well, though, yes, I remember being so wiped out at the end of the day when I did them. Neat that you’re doing those trainings. They sound good.

    Ha, I’ve bought books because someone was just so enthusiastic that I had to try it, too. 🙂

    I’ve had a great time with New Release Challenge this year. Wow, it’s getting down to that time of year again. I’ll have to figure out what challenges I want to do. Thanks for putting this together. 🙂

    Ah, cute Hercules!

    Hopefully you get a good weekend and lots of rest to finish up your grades and your conferences next week.

  2. That is good news that your PT’s are going well so far. I hope they continue to go well. It takes a lot to be a teacher and I thank you for it. Keep up the great work ^_^. I enjoyed your review for Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh. I have Singh CR’s on my list to try. Have a great weekend. Stay warm and happy reading!!

  3. RO

    Teaching is a big deal, so to have parents personally thanking you for motivating their kids to do better is wonderful news, and speaks to all of your hard work. Kudos! Hopefully things will wind down soon, and you can relax a little. Hugs…RO

  4. Ohhhh!!!! SOOO cannot wait for Moonlight Sins!! Edelweiss already turned me down. Wanted to try requesting again since I jazzed up my profile but apparently that’s a no-no. Sigh…not like I don’t have enough of her books to read anyway! I was just lamenting over how many of her books are in my TBR pile! That is just not done…except it is!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. I would think the first ever parent- teacher conference would be stressful, no question. There must be so many different kinds of parents out there. Glad it went well though!

    Hercules is a cutie!

  6. I’m so envious, I would like to read Moonlight Sins…. hurry January! A busy you had, hopefully you can relax soon. I think sometimes parents are more nervous about parent-teacher conferences, glad they went well for you. Hercules is so adorable, maybe next week Freddy wouldn’t be camera shy. Have a wonderful day.

    • You should try signing up for the Avon newsletter, Jovita 🙂 That’s where I got my copy.

      November will be fairly busy, then, December should be back to normal before the break.

      Freddy has been nicer with the camera this weekend, so I’ll have some pics of him, too, next week.

  7. I’m so distracted by Hercules that I forgot what I wanted to say!!! He looks so different than Freddy but he is equally adorable!!

    OH! Congratulations on surviving Parent/Teacher meetings!! My, how far you’ve come, right??? You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I’m curious about American Queen series, too. It’s been recommended to me by so many. I heard that it’s super forbidden. A yummy, yummy read. I think you’d enjoy it. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ?❤️

  9. How wonderful that the conference went well for you. That cover for American Queen is spectacular. And I hope Freddy doesn’t read your blog. He might be jealous of cutie Hercules stealing the show. LOL

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    • Yes, it was very nice that it went so well 🙂
      That cover is spectacular, and I have to work on keeping my expectations in check lest I be disappointed…
      I think Freddy is OK, he gave me the stinky eye every time I got my phone out for a picture last week.

  10. We just had our parent-teacher conference last week. Glad,yours went well. It must feel good to get positive comments from parents.

  11. Ooh, that cover of American Queen. Talk about amazing aesthetics!
    Your puppy is growing by the day 🙂 I feel like he’s so much bigger 🙂 although he’s still got that totally innocent look on his face. Does he get into any trouble around the house? 🙂

  12. Oh yes – I recall how tiring Parent Evenings were – on top of a day’s teaching. And it is always a concern when students are under-performing. I love the pic of Hercules, he looks adorable. Have a great week – I hope it is less draining.

  13. Berls

    RTI Meetings are exhausting – at least that’s what we call them here, not sure if it’s the same there. But going over data and trying to find a reason why a child’s not doing well and coming up with a way to get them there is so exhausting, especially when (in my case) the simple and most correct answer is usually, they are not developmentally ready to master these skills yet. Yes, I know they’re five, but all fives are not equal! And then parent-teacher conferences to top it off! yikes, what a week. Parent-teacher conferences are stressful, but usually go really well for me too. Of course the parents love you (who wouldn’t?), it’s just not fun. Here’s to getting through another week of them!

    Enjoy your books and hope you have a slower week! Miss you so much! {{HUGS}}

    • I have no idea if RTI (what does it mean?) is the same… as here, everything happens in French, apart from my actual classes 😀 I have no idea why they feel the need to do everything in the same two weeks, though, it’s truly exhausting! The last week of October was fall break, and then all hell broke loose *sighs*
      My students are much older than yours, but not all teens are the same, either, and it’s hard sometimes to motivate them. Some don’t want to go to school anymore, but would rather find an apprentice ship, but their parents won’t let them.
      Aww thank you Berls! You say the nicest things! Miss you lots and lots, too! {{{HUGS}}}

  14. I just picked up American Queen yesterday after hearing SO many good things about it. Can’t wait to dive into it this week and to hear what you think about it. Happy to hear conferences are going well and super cute pic of your Pup 🙂 Have a great week and happy reading!

  15. I’m glad your parent conferences went well. We now have to have two sets of conferences, in the fall and the spring, on early release days. Really, that means you’re able to schedule a conference at 1:30 to 3:30 in 30 minute increments. Some of my counterparts this year didn’t even attend one! I think I should take that route in the spring. Honestly, five years in, I still sometimes get nervous about certain students and their parents. You just never know what is going to come about.

  16. I can’t wait to see what you think of American Queen! I hope to start American King this weekend. 😉
    Your week does sound like it was pretty busy but I’m happy it went so well and I hope this week is too. New classes for teachers?!? Seriously, wifey. I don’t know how you do all you do! ) 0_0
    Hercules is so adorable. Is Freddy feeling like he doesn’t rate as highly? Or was he just being stubborn about the camera?!?
    Happy reading, my dear! Miss you and love you!!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  17. The cover to American Queen looks so good! And I’m so glad to hear that your first parent teacher meetings went so well! Being able to motivate teens to work harder is EPIC and that is something you should feel really proud and happy about 🙂

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