Saturday, December 3, 2011

book butterfly reviews -- november

I have Thanksgiving vacation photos to force upon you share, but the editing of 266 pictures and videos has just not happened.  I swear it is coming, because we did some really fun things I want to show you.  It's just going to take time.

Our schedule right now is insane.  Fortunately, some of the business is coming to a close soon.  I purposefully only allow one of my kiddos to participate in sports at a time (because 1: who can afford more than that? and 2:  I just can't stretch myself that thin, to be at 2+ practices a week plus 2+ games a week on top of everything that goes on), but Ethan's baseball combined with Sean and Cameron in scouts on two different nights--which I thought was going to be a blessing but in turn, really only means we're busy two nights instead of one--as well as Sean doing afterschool practice 2-3 times a week for his upcoming variety show has really kept our weeks and days packed!  I look at my calendar and I sigh!  This is a busy time of year anyway, without all that, but then  you add a couple of doctors and dentist appts, a family baptism, and studying for the HESI in 3 days and the Final (can you believe it?) in 10. . . well you're bound to have a crack here and there.  <----- and that was all within the first week, no lie!

So we all cracked a little bit last night as I had to pull the fam from the ward party early due to bad behavior.  There were some tears and temper tantrums (from me as well as the kids) but hopefully some good learning opportunities came out of the fact that Mom is gonna follow through on her threats!  We all calmed down afterwards and enjoyed a quiet night at home.  did some more Christmas decorating inside.

So books for November?  Not much.  I have high hopes for December.  I'll be done with my semester in  9 days, and then, get this:  I'll be half-way done with Nursing School.  Is that going crazy wicked fast or what??

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)

"The Summoning"  (Darkest Powers Trilogy #1) by Kelley Armstrong

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it

This was a fun paranormal story that was a little bit scary...probably my limit as far as scariness to be honest (I don't much like being scared, even in fun)...but still enjoyable. It's a trilogy and I look forward to the next installment of the story.



Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15)

"Finger Lickin' Fifteen" (Stephanie Plum #15) by Janet Evanovich

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it

Lula was the best part of this one. Very funny. :)





I have a couple others I've been working on, but {see above schedule} things have been a bit nuts it's taking me some time to get through them.

What have you been reading?


laurie said...

you do have a busy life but each piece is so meaningful and important. I can't believe you are half-way (almost) done with school! i'll see you next thursday at the variety show.

Anonymous said...

The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. After decades and 15 very large and awesome books, the series is coming to an end this coming year......

And the James Herriot vet books. They are funny and heartwarming.


OneHappyfamily said...

The Hunger Games!