Sunday Post #78 – Preschool Graduate #Classof2029

Posted May 22, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 23 Comments

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Well, it’s official. I have a pre-K graduate #classof2029 (just typing that makes me feel SO old). Little man finished preschool on Thursday and the school had a small graduation and spring program. It was so fun to see him walk on the stage and get his “diploma” along with all the other little ones. He was so proud and of course we were too.

Reading wise it was a better week. I managed to finish two books, both 5 star reads for me. I took a break from packing as well. I’ve got our office fully packed. The next big area is the kitchen. Unfortunately most of the kitchen will be a last minute job. Only 40 days left 😀

What did you do this week?

Currently Reading

So I started Nirvana by J.R. Stewart on Thursday and because it’s short thought I’d finish it on Friday. Well, to be completely honest, it was sucking!! I DNFed it and then I realized something…..I was reading the unedited draft, not the new pretty copy they sent me a few months ago. So I’ve restarted it and let me tell you after just the first few chapters it is 10x better than the draft I was reading!!! I’m SO glad I realized that I had a newer, MUCH better version on hand. I HATE to DNF a book.

I’m also listening to Mitch Albom’s The First Phone Call From Heaven. Little man and I are visiting family and the long three hour drive was the perfect time to start it. I’m close to the halfway mark and it is really good so far.

And I’m still reading Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin as a group read with the dystopia reading challenge. So far it is excellent!!! I’m 3/4 done and plan to finish it when I get home on Wednesday.

Last Week on the Blog

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update

Clean Sweep ARC Challenhe

I don’t think I’ll be making my goal of 20 books this month. I should have known better than to challenge myself that many with the move coming up. I managed to read 2 books again this week:

  • The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
  • The Queen of All that Lives by Laura Thalassa

To keep up with my progress, follow my shelf on Goodreads!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge 2016: 11/20

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Coming Up this Week

  • Admiral by Sean Danker – review
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – review
  • Nirvana by JR Stewart – #HW2016 review
  • The Hunt by Megan Shepherd – review (I hope, still need to read it)
  • Weekend Reads | Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Merry Mondays is Coming…

Merry Mondays

With the year a little more than halfway over, I couldn’t resist bringing a little holiday cheer to the summer. Merry Mondays is coming back starting July 4th and I would love to have you participate ? What is Merry Mondays? Why I’m glad you asked. It’s a weekly feature during the month of December (and July…because who doesn’t like Christmas in July?!). Each week will have a different summery, fun topic. Want to participate? Click here for the dates and topics. Also if you participate, be sure to come back here and link-up your post! The topic for the first week is: “Independence Day (USA holiday) Themed – this could be anything: favorite recipes, memories, activities, independence themed books, etc. Make it your own!”

This Week’s Book Fix

The Neumarian Chronicles by Ciara Knight (eBook purchase #99cent sale)

Battle for Souls by Ciara Knight (eBook purchase #99cent sale)

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (eARC via Publisher)

Dark Fae by Lillian Carter (eARC via Author)

Anti-Romance by Cassia Leo (Kindle Freebie)

In Too Deep by Sherry D. Ficklin (Kindle Freebie)

What are you reading this week?

This is going to be a busy, busy week! Little man is going on Tuesday for his Kindergarten assessment screening. We are still praying and hoping he gets into the small private school here. My husband and I both feel it would benefit him to be in a small classroom and we really love their curriculum as well.

On Wednesday my sweet grandmother is having a minor surgery. We found out this past week that she has invasive ductal carcinoma which is just a fancy way of saying breast cancer. We are so thankful that the type she has is very treatable. The doctor said it is small and she believes they can remove it all with surgery and she won’t need treatment after. Still the word cancer is scary and at 79 my grandmother’s health isn’t the best. So if you pray (and even if you don’t) please send some good vibes our way early Wednesday morning. It would be greatly appreciated!

What are your plans this week? Reading anything good? Share below


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23 responses to “Sunday Post #78 – Preschool Graduate #Classof2029

  1. Your little guy is so CUTE! Congrats on his graduation! WOW class of 2029, so weird to read, it sounds so futuristic. Like, I know it is in the future, but you know what I mean 🙂

    40 days left, are you getting excited or nervous? Is the little guy ready for the move?

    Sending positive vibes to your grandmother, I hope she has a quick recovery!

    Have a great week, Lillian! Happy Reading!
    Michelle@Because Reading recently posted…It’s been so long ~ WIR & TSPMy Profile

    • It does sound futuristic doesn’t it?! I keep thinking thing like “What if the Terminator comes?” and “What if the world is like the Jetsons and we are living in the sky?” 😆

      We are SO excited to be moving. That’s actually part of the reason I’m spending the weekend with family. I came down to pay our security deposit and for little man’s Kindergarten assessment. He’s getting excited. I don’t think he quite understands that his friends aren’t coming with us, but having his Nana and Grandmommy and all his cousins here will make up for it.

      Thanks Michelle! Hope you have a great week 😀

  2. Ohhh… The First Phone Call from Heaven looks like it could be sad. Is it?

    Congrats on your graduate! 2029 sounds really really scary – like the subject of a futuristic film or something. I wonder if there’ll be flying cars!
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-inMy Profile

    • It’s not too sad, but i have teared up listening to it. It’s very moving, but all Mitch Albom’s books are.

      Thank you Deborah! 2029 seems like such a long way off and typing that made me cringe. I keep thinking things like the Jetsons that we’ll be living in the sky or something 😆

      Hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by 😀

  3. Lovely pic of your and your son – isn’t he like you? I’m thinking of your grandmother and hoping the surgery goes smoothly and all is well after – a worrying time for you:(. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire looks intriguing and I noticed that you DNF Queen of Hearts – and I can see why… All the best for the coming week.

    • Thank you so much ❤️ I’m really looking forward to reading Bright Smoke, Cold Fire. Love Rosamund Hodge! I tried SO hard to finish Queen of Hearts but I just couldn’t. The character and the world-building were nothing like I expected. I may try to read it after I get over my disappoint.
      Hope you have a great week! Happy reading 😀

    • I’ll be thinking of you and your move! Moving is SO stressful. This is our 5th move in 10 years and I’m over it 😆 Hope you have a great week! Happy reading 😀

  4. Congrats on your little guy! And glad Nirvana gets better- I think that one has a neat cover and it does look interesting. Good luck to your grandmother too, hope all goes well.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #143My Profile

    • Yeah I was reading an old, unedited draft. Nirvana went through some major edits and the new version is much better. Almost finished with it now 🙂

  5. 2 books and both 5 star reads is really good! And 6 books for the challenge so far isn’t bad at all! Especially with you dealing with a move coming up.

    I also got a copy of Bright Smoke, Cold Fire this week. I’m excited to dive into that one. I really liked Hodge’s Cruel Beauty.
    Samantha recently posted…Sunday Post: May 22My Profile

  6. Your baby is too precious! It’s good they’re preparing them for high school and college graduations lol. I’ve finally read THE QUEEN OF ALL THAT DIES and I thought it was really entertaining and am really looking forward to reading book 2.

  7. Aww!! The little graduate!! Goes by sooo quickly from there it seems! We found baby pictures of my niece not too long ago and I can’t believe that little baby is already 7!! She was such a cute little baby, now she’s a wild thing! LOL! My sis has her work cut out for her I think!

    Oooh nice new reads!! So excited for Rosamund’s new book! I still need to read Crimson Bound even though it’s not related to this book! LOL! Always feel like I need to read the author’s old books (if I wanted to) before reading their new ones! I’m weird! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

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    Jessica @ a GREAT read recently posted…Stacking the ShelvesMy Profile

    • They grow up so fast! I’m excited to read Hodge’s new one too. I really enjoyed Crimson Bound, though not as well as Cruel Beauty. But it was still a 5star read for me 😉

  8. Congrats to Little Man! Enjoy those precious moments. I love seeing my adult children in those pictures from graduations along the way.

    Sending good thoughts to your grandmother…and enjoy your new books. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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  9. Congratulations on the little guy’s Pre-K graduation! You got some great books this week it looks like. That’s great that the book you almost DNFed was better once it was edited. I just finished The Crown’s Game this week and will have to see your review and how you liked it as well! You can check out my Sunday Post in the link below.
    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted…Sunday Post #58 and Stacking the Shelves May 22nd, 2016My Profile