It is the last week of classes and things are completely frenetic now. Finals are next week and everyone is starting to panic. Me - I am buried under grading.
As a consequence, not much has changed since last week on the blog ...
I got a review/stream of consciousness posted about Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
and that was pretty much it. I still need to post reviews for
- Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
- Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell
- The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis last week.
I doubt if I will get around to reviewing it - the only reason I finished the book was because it was too much work to pick another ebook to start reading. I just found the premise too creepy for words. Yuck! Especially since there are plenty of re-creation groups that play at being in Regency times, the Middle Ages, the Civil war - voluntarily with no paid coercion - the whole rich 'lady' playground idea was unnecessary. I would give it two claws - I didn't like it and found the premise alternatively squicky and offensive. The concept of 'paid romantic experience' makes me feel vaguely ill.
I participated in two memes last week ...
And posted two short environmental new pieces.
It is very unlikely that I will get much reading done this week (and no, I still have not finished Packing for Mars, sigh - I lost it on my desk under stacks of grading instead. Oops.)
On the plus side my daughters school had a buy-one-get-one-free book fair on Friday, so we stocked up on children's books for both my daughter and my son. I still have to take a picture of all our loot.
I am saving The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street and several of our new purchases for the Bout of Books 10.0 next week (which is also finals week - so I will be alternating between grading and reading - it will be weird!) I am really looking forward to BoB and will not be trying to be a "serious reader" this time at all. I will be a frivolous reader instead and pick up whatever books catch my fancy this time. I have a very odd fancy.