Monday, August 29, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - Aug 29

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday. 


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date

It is hard to believe the end of August is here, but welcome to the final August 2022 edition of It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend. 

With college move-in behind us, we are working on our new normal. I have detested that phrase since the pandemic started, but here I am using it to talk about life without our baby home full-time.

Thankfully, she is doing well. Classes started and during downtime she has been to the beach or gone out with a few friends. I am also thankful that my hectic work schedule has kept me busy. She texts me when she needs something, and I text her the daily Travis photo as she requested, but I am doing my best to let her dictate how much we talk. 

The Lil' Princess will receive her first care package from home with things she forgot to take with her, and she will find a little surprise from home tucked inside. Next care package will go out this coming week with surprises from her sister's recent trip to the Outer Banks. 

I've been in more of a reading mood lately, but can't say I've accomplished as much as I would like. My review of this writing craft book appeared here last week.

I finished Big Red. My review will appear on September 23. 

I started reading this seasonal title this week.

On September 27, look for my First Chapter Review of this middle grade fantasy novel at The Children's and Teens' Book Connection
On September 28, my review of this business book will appear here.  

In October, I will be reviewing this historical novel.

After that, it is probably these.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

No books in my physical mailbox this past week, but I grabbed three Kindle books. Two of them Kindle freebies. The other one I had a promotional credit that covered the cost.

That it from my neck off the woods. Hope you all have a great week. I look forward to seeing what books you've been reading. 


Kathy Martin said...

I'm glad your daughter is enjoying college and that you are adjusting to her absence. Your books look good too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Glad things are going well at school for your daughter. I remember getting those care packages from home - so exciting!
Enjoy your reading this week.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Kathy and Mary. We got a chance to FaceTime yesterday for a bit, which was nice. I appreciate you stopping by.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I remember my sadness when each kid left the nest, for college or whatever. Not to worry, though, as one or more of them will return at different points along the way, LOL.

Enjoy your week.

Greg said...

It is tough when they go back to college. Adjusting to that here as well... :)

Cheryl said...

LOL! Laurel, I think you're right. One still lives with us. Not sure how long that will be.

Greg, we can commiserate together.

Martha Eskuchen said...

I'm glad to hear your daughter is enjoying her experience so far. Love the idea of the care package. My daughter sent one to my grandson already.
Hope you get to enjoy some Happy Reading! MarthaE

vvb32 reads said...

Interesting looking Melissa Gilbert book. Have a good week and happy reading.

SusanLovesBooks said...

I'm wanting to read An Amish Christmas Star to Cheryl! Happy reading!🤗📚💜