We are moving into the holiday season, which is notorious for stress, busy-ness, and overwhelming situations. I am reading a bunch but you’ll notice a little bit of a slow-down in the posting of reviews over the next six weeks (but not content in general!) as I encounter the following:
- My in-laws have requested to come to our home for Thanksgiving, the first such request from any relative in the nine years that the husband and I have been together. While we are not planning anything outside the ordinary for this food-wise, but we don’t “keep house” very well so there will be a fair amount of cleaning and organizing that will need to take place before they arrive. That’s going to take some doing. I am not looking forward to that. I am looking forward to playing hostess though, as we get very few visitors.
- I am finishing up the semester at USF that I signed up for but wasn’t sure I could actually pay for to continue my accounting degree. My chosen placeholder courses, Statistics I and French I, are going well, but we’re heading into finals and I want to make sure that I get the C or better in both that I need to get credit. Then I need to worry about finding the $$$ to pay for the fall before they will let me register for the spring, which to be honest I do not think is going to happen. We’ll see how things shake out.
- The school (teaching) semester is coming to an end and so I need to catch up on grading, lesson planning, and I need to create my semester exams for both of the classes that I teach because neither of them have a district created final. While the week of Thanksgiving will provide a welcome respite to this rat race, November 27th through December 22nd is going to be pedal to the metal and I plan to earn my two weeks of winter break.
Here’s what you can look forward to though! I am reading a lot of really good books right now, many of which are on Best of 2017 lists. I am trying my best to get them all in by the end of the year so that my Best of/Worst of 2017 lists are as complete as I can make them.
Speaking of which, you can look forward to my Top 5 and Worst 5 books of 2017 lists at the end of December. These lists usually include books I’ve read in 2017 and not necessarily only books that have been published in 2017, so you’re sure to get some variety and ideas to start your reading into 2018!
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