Quick Row 80 Update: Plugging away on WIP Red Thief. Totally failed with morning pages - haven't been doing them at all. *sigh* Want to see how others are doing click here.
Life has gotten in the way this week with birthdays, father getting a cold, plus one of my technician's (who always manages to get whatever illness ten times worse) catching it, resulting in me having to work part of Friday and cover Saturday. Thank goodness for my other technician who was able to cover and handle things at the shop on Friday afternoon. I'm also in the midst of planning 6th grade and have been researching curriculum.
Thought I'd see what the school system is using for science and interestingly enough, they have online textbooks and lessons. Though James is computer savvy, the one thing he doesn't want to do is lessons online. He's a have it in front of him, hands on, give me a workbook, type of learner. Although he loves computer and video games and researches the heck out of them online, the same doesn't go for formal education. He doesn't equate one with the other and believe me, I've tried. Telling him, even showing him how to apply how he learns about his games to educational things and suddenly I'm getting the "duh" looks. The computer is purely pleasure for him and he doesn't want to mix business with pleasure.
He has to be able to touch it, see it, and feel it. I'm almost at the point with all the stuff I've collected over the past couple years, that we're going to have an eclectic year, especially with science. Makes it a bit harder and time consuming to put together, but the ends justify the means. Once I get it all figured out, will post what we will be doing for 6th grade.
Speaking of James, check out his latest blog story - Yoshi Adventure. He has quite an imagination.
Reading wise, I think my decision making mojo has up and gone. The last few reviews books I've chosen and read, haven't liked. Centuries of June by Keith Donohue found myself asking what is the point and wanting to skip to the end. Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy ended up skimming half the book. The point of view switched midpoint to second person point of view - the narrator talking to "you" as the character and totally threw me out of the story. My reviews will up later this week with a bit more detail. At least my saving grace is Lori Foster - one of my favorite steamy romantic suspense authors. I received her latest series - The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor and going to start reading the first book "When You Dare." Next up in my A to Z challenge by Author is - Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak - and by Title - Night Road by Kristin Hannah
In the quest to read 52 Books in 52 weeks it is book week 32 and highlighting Ralph Waldo Emerson on the 52 Books blog.
Something neat I discovered this week online over at Rachelle Gardner's blog - WordServe Water Cooler. A new group author blog from Rachelle's Wordserve Literary agency with Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, Rachelle Gardner, Katie Ganshert. Be sure to check it out.
Have a great week and happy reading and writing!