Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Five for August 30, 2013

1. First, I'm all giddy over Heather Musk's thoughts on THE ALPHA. She talks about Stefanie's strength as a wolf and a person. Pop on over and share your thoughts on the book.

2. I've been reading a lot this past month. A bunch of great indie books as well as big series like The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. (Thank you so much to Clare Dugmore for recommending it to me!) I'm trying to keep up with reviews, but I don't have enough blog dates open for them all. On Monday, I'll have my review for POLAR NIGHT by Julie Flanders up, and later on in September, I have one for INDIESTRUCTIBLE.

3.  I'm way ahead of schedule for proofing the novellas for the 13th Floor Collection. I've also gotten a headstart on writing posts for the blog tour in October. It feels good to know I have a lot of breathing room. It's a big difference from earlier this year when I was frantic trying to meet my deadlines.

4. Having my son back in school has done wonders for both of us. He's excited every day we go to school, and he's even used the bathroom there by himself. A big deal for a boy who hates public bathrooms! I feel refreshed having three mornings a week to myself. I'm less stressed. By the end of the summer, I was feeling pretty frazzled. Next Wednesday is my first day to be the teacher's assistant. (Since it's a co-op nursery school, each parent has to volunteer ten times for the school year - about once a month - and help in class as well as bring the day's snack.) It's actually a lot of fun. I've always been a nerd when it comes to school. I love to go even when I'm not in class.

5. It's the long Labor Day weekend. We have absolutely no plans. It's lovely. I am ready to relax, maybe do some swimming at the lake and hiking, and sleep in. Eight o'clock is sleeping in for me! An extra hour makes all the difference. Enjoy your weekend, folks!

20 comments:

  1. Glad to see that you're getting back on track. :-)

    I'm also trying to read more, but I'm also trying to ramp up my social networking...

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  2. You seem to have everything under control... awesome. Less stress later on is always a great thing:)

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  3. Looks like you have my kind of weekend planned, enjoy!

    I understand and can relate to the boy, I am not a fan of public restrooms either. I will hold it until I am just about to burst, if I think I can wait to go until I get home. :)

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  4. It's so awesome that you're ahead of schedule. Breathing room is a fantastic thing.

    Enjoy your weekend. Having no plans sounds heavenly.

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  5. That's awesome you are ahead of schedule. I've got mine all done for September and I'm working on October now.
    And I'm all for no plans for the holiday weekend!

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  6. Congratulations on being ahead of proofing! If you need another blog to stop by on your tour, let me know!

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  7. Sounds like a good week, especially the sleeping in (it's late now, I am tired).
    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes

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  8. That's funny, I actually love school that much too!

    Can't wait to read your review of Polar Night - Julie did an awesome job!

    And Clare is my guardian angel!

    Happy weekend!

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  9. you're doing great, keep up all the hard work. so glad your little guy is adjusting well to school, it always makes things a bit easier when they're excited to go.

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  10. Enjoy your weekend, too! I'll hop over to Heather's blog.

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  11. Goodness, having the kids out of the house? What would that be like?

    Nope. Too far of a stretch. Can't picture it. ;)

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  12. Thank you, everyone! Hope you all have a marvelous weekend. :)

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  13. I've done a lot of reading this past month, too. (Which included your book Fearless. SO AWESOME.) Polar Night was one of my recent reads, too, so I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

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  14. I remember the joy of getting kids back into school so I could have an hour or two of solitude. (Smile)

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  15. Loving having no plans on Labor Day weekend too!
    Great celebrations! I'm not ready for summer to end, and at the same time I'm ready for fall routines to start next week . . . we just get more things done.

    Happy weekend!

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  16. I love going into school and helping out with my daughters class. It's great to see what she's getting up to and how they're all getting on.

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  17. So glad you're gearing up for the change in seasons. Sounds like you're in a really balanced place!

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