The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
|“Robin” with her official Hogwarts (high school) diploma.
Photo © K. Pekar
Last Sunday, we celebrated our daughter’s homeschool graduation — from Hogwarts. (Hey, if you’re homeschooling, you can name your school whatever you want, right?) It was a wonderful graduation! I designed a diploma complete with Hogwarts crest, and we ordered a red padded diploma cover and had “Hogwarts School” emblazoned on the front. “Robin” dressed in her Hogwarts robes and wore the Gryffindor beret she knitted years ago. We took her out to dinner, I gave a little commencement speech, we presented her diploma, and then we gave her her graduation gift — a wand from Alivan’s.
|Wand with carved vines, from Alivan’s.
Photo © K. Pekar
This week, we’ll be frantically packing and shopping for last-minute stuff for college. We’re leaving Friday on our cross-country odyssey. We’ll be stopping to visit family in New Mexico before heading to our daughter’s college in Arizona. Once she’s settled in, we’ll drive up to Utah to visit my dad and stepmom before heading back to the East Coast.
The whole trip will take about three and a half weeks, and I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll be able to do along the way. I have a few posts scheduled for while we’re gone, but since I can’t plan ahead for News & Notes or the Sunday Post, I’ll probably be skipping those features/memes for the next several weeks. On the other hand, if I find myself with extra time on my hands, who knows?! At any rate, I should be back to a more regular schedule in early September.
The past week on the blog:
- Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books
- Blog Tour Q&A and Review: Cathy Ace, author of The Corpse with the Golden Nose
- Home to Whiskey Creek, by Brenda Novak
- The Corpse with the Golden Nose, by Cathy Ace (click link above)
- News & Notes – 8/03/13
The coming week:
- Blog Tour Q&A, Review, and Giveaway: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic (posted today!)
- Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels
- Reviews: (one or two, if I can get them finished before we leave!)
New additions to the hoard:
For Review: Thankfully, nothing this week, as I’ve got a ton of reading to catch up on.
Bought or Downloaded Free for My E-reader:
Have a great week (month), everybody, and have fun getting ready for and back to school! I’ll be checking in on the blog as often as I can, but it will probably be a bit erratic. Since I moderate comments, it might take a day or two for yours to go up — please be patient!