Graphic Novels

Remembering August and Looking to September

Yesterday Hope stayed home from school because of a sore throat, sinus headache and some sniffles.  By two in the afternoon she was feeling much better and I began feeling crappy.  My throat hurts and I’ve been blowing my nose in Starbucks for the past hour (I’m sure the other customers are more than thrilled).

While I was feeling ill yesterday, I flipped through my journal and found something interesting.  On January 31st I listed accomplishments and memories from the month and then made another list of things I was looking forward to in September.  Seasonal allergies aside, there are many exciting things happening in September and August was a good month for me so I thought I’d revive the list.

Remembering August:

Sam's DIY Dali moustache...

Looking to September:

  • another baby shower
  • Hope’s soccer season begins
  • Carl’s R.I.P reading challenge (more on that later)
  • finishing the baby blanket
  • Autumn baking (pumpkin and apple everything)
  • leaves changing and cooler breezes
  • breaking out my Docs
  • getting internet at the house (hopefully next week)
  • baking bread with friends
  • completing the nursery
  • adoption finalized
  • library book sale
  • new embroidery projects
  • pumpkin spice lattes
  • black fingernail polish
  • childbirth class
  • crafting thank you cards
  • paying off my credit cards
  • Sam’s 29th birthday

I’m ready, September!

Read-a-Thon Update

This evening marks the close of Unputdownables’ 48 hour read-a-thon.  I managed to finished two books (The Count of Monte Cristo and The House at Riverton), realized one book need to go back on the shelf (sorry, Crime and Punishment), and I have a graphic novel to end the night (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 1).  Hope even participated in the read-a-thon!  Yesterday she finished up one Ramona book and today she started another.  She read for about an hour yesterday and then for an hour today.  That is really good reading time for a non-medicated ADHD child!

This means my reading pile has been cleared a bit and I can start on Ivy Compton-Burnett’s Manservant and Maidservant tomorrow and truly start in on my August reading pile.  I’m on vacation this week (no plans, just chilling at home) and I hope to accomplish plenty of reading.

This is a brief post as I’ve given myself only an hour of internet today so I get more reading done.  Expect a review of The House at Riverton very soon!

I hope everyone had a great read-a-thon!  What did you read?