Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week!
This weekend has been a bit rough as yesterday I dropped by oldest off at college for her sophomore year. She REALLY wanted to go back, and I know for her mental health she would have really struggled being home while her friends were at school, but it is so hard knowing she is out of my protective little bubble at home. She has a good head on her shoulders and I know she will be as safe as she can be, but I worry about the other people out of my control. Things are so dicey right now, it’s hard to know how long they will even be able to stay open, but for now she is settled into a cute little on campus apartment.
In better news, I am SUPER excited for our second lead up post for Reading Challenge Month running this afternoon. Today we are announcing the prizes! And OMG are they amazing. Like seriously, you guys, amazing. Look for that post this afternoon highlighting all our incredible sponsors and the prizes they are donating. As a reminder, Reading Challenge Month runs from September 7-October 3 this year. Check out the first lead up post for the details and look for today’s prize post, as well as our post next week announcing what we are reading.
And here is what we have planned for this week:
- Review: Try Me by Neve Wilder (Jay)
- Review: All Kidding Aside by Macy Blake (Kris)
- Review: Not Used to Cute by Becca Seymour (Sammy)
- Guest Post: Out on the Ice by Kelly Famer
- Review: Best Served Hot by Zoe Dawn (Michelle)
- Review: Unnatural by Alessandra Hazard (Jay)
- Review: Better Than People by Roan Parrish (Sue)
- Review: Supernova Soul by Matthew J. Metzger (Michelle)
- Guest Post: Brains and Brawn by R.L. Merrill
- Review: The Omega’s Missing Mate by Penelope Peters (Kenna)
- Review: The Sugared Game by K.J. Charles (Jay)
- Review: The Captain and the Baker by Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead (Sammy)
- Guest Post: Exposed by H.L. Day
- Review: The Hunter’s Gambit by Nicholas McIntyre (Elizabeth)
- Review: The Assassin’s Dragon by W.M. Fawkes and Sam Burns (Jay)
- Review: Drive Me Crazy by Beth Bolden (Veronica)
- Guest Post: Wood by A.E. Via
- Audiobook Review: Building Forever by Kelly Jensen (Elizabeth)
- Review: Electric Candle by Elizabeth Noble (Sue)
- Review: All Inside the Howling by Gregory Ashe (Michelle)
- Review: Nowhere Man by Jamie Craig (Sammy)
- Guest Post: Redesigning Max by Pat Henshaw
- Review: The Honeymoon Gambit by I.M. Flippy (Elizabeth)
- Review: Truth in the Wind by Diane Waters (Camille)
And that should do it for this week. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our Prize Preview post this afternoon!
My fourth child, a son, is returning to college for his junior year this week. I know exactly how you feel. He has been home since March, without much socialization. For his mental health, going to college is important. And the school is being so careful with testing and many more steps. But it’s uncomfortable to know he’s going to be exposed and I can’t protect him from this unless I forbid him from going, which I won’t do. We’ve talked about the risks and he’s an adult. He made his decision to return, but I SO understand what you are going through.
Thanks Mia! And yes, it is a hard time but I’m hoping they will all stay safe and healthy.
I just dropped my oldest off for her sophomore year at college as well, and your thoughts echo mine exactly! She is the only extrovert in our family and she could not wait to get back to her friends and the bustle of routine, but I don’t think I was quite prepared to let her out of my little bubble yet.
Yep, parenting is hard, especially right now!
What a strong week coming up. I just want to put a plug in for Kelly Jensen’s Building Forever. I haven’t listened to the audiobook, but the book itself is one of my all-time favourites with some of the most likeable heroes I’ve ever read.