The Sunday Post #29 – Time is Flying!

Posted 26 April, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 49 Comments

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The Sunday Post #29 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you toΒ Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

This week has been quite busy, as I have to create the end of the year exams for my students. I only started teaching in February, and straight away, I got a long term replacement gig for a teacher who is on maternity leave, which is really a great opportunity. However, since I haven’t finished my own education yet, it isn’t that easy to actually create a full exam, which will cover all of the grammar, plus vocabulary and writing. I’m very lucky to have some of the other English teachers helping me, I’m meeting with them on Thursday so they can look at my exam and tell me if it’s good or not.

In just 15 days, I’ll be flying to Dallas to participate in RT Book Convention, and I am so excited! Several bloggers I really enjoy chatting with are going, as well as many of my favorite authors. I will have some posts up during the time I’m there, but I don’t think I’ll have much time to visit other blogs, or comment here on my own for one week.

Sunday Post #29 - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Yesterday, I went on a long walk with my youngest daughter, even if rain was looming, and I thought the colors plus the tree made for an awesome photo to share with all of you today πŸ™‚ Then, just after we got back home, I got this one, too :

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This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee has a great chat this week about Blogging Routines.

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence wonders what you think about Emotional vs Critical Reviews.

Nicolette @ Book Punks wonders if we are Judging Books Based on their Title?

What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is a grad student in English Language and Literature, an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

49 responses to “The Sunday Post #29 – Time is Flying!

  1. I do love those walks with my boys (separately). I start substitute teaching pretty soon and I’m nervous, not even a little bit. But coming up with an exam, oh boy! I’m so excited for you and Brandee for RT! All those bloggers, writers, and books. Holy cow!
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    • I’m sure you’ll do really well substitute teaching, Robyn! I am really, really excited about RT, too! I can’t wait to spend time with Brandee for real, and just hang out and chat, laugh and giggle like we sometimes do while sending e-mails back and forth πŸ™‚

  2. This comment box doesn’t like me, but I’m going to try again. I love those walks with my boys (separately). That’s pretty nerve wracking about creating a test. I start substitute teaching soon and I’m nervous, definitely nervous. I’m so excited for RT for you and Brandee. All those authors, bloggers, and books and I’m guessing some good food? I’m wishing you a super time, Lexxie!
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    • I live at the other side of the world as well, Megan, but I just really wanted to go for once, so ever since the beginning of October, I’ve had my hotel room booked, my plane ticket, and the RT registration. It’s going to be a lot of fun, I’m sure.
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  3. The book convention sounds great. I just commented on a post mentioning a writers’ festival and said that I really enjoy hanging out with like-minded people and those passionate about reading, writing and words. So many people in my life… Just. Don’t. Get. It.

    *Sigh*
    Deb
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    • Oh, I know what you mean about other people in RL don’t getting it… Which is yet another reason why I love the blogging community so much! I can’t wait to hang out with some of my favorite bloggers for real… and some of my fave authors will be there as well.

      Thanks for stopping by, Deborah.

  4. Daniela

    Lexxie.. you are a teacher!? love teachers. I’ll be visiting Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee’s chat about Blogging Routines thanks for sharing. Can’t wait for you posts about the RT Book Convention! have a great week πŸ™‚

    • Well, I’m not fully a teacher yet, Daniela. Here in Switzerland, we need a Master’s degree in the subject we want to teach, and once we have that, we can do the pedagogy courses which last two years. But once we have our BA, we are allowed to substitute teach, and I love it!
      Thanks for stopping by, Daniela.

    • I’ve actually been teaching this class since the end of January, but only recently I found out that I’m the one who has to invent their final exam… Yes, I’m pretty busy, but I enjoy that a lot!
      I hope the clean-up will be easy to do, Laura πŸ™‚

  5. The convention sounds like fun! Enjoy….and thanks for sharing. Love the photographs…such a nice walk amongst green and blooming lushness.

    Sounds like you are getting into the routine of your teaching.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your new week.

  6. RO

    Wow! With your busy schedule, totally amazing that you have time to fit in any reading. Sure your exam will be awesome, and what a wonderful opportunity. We can’t wait to see tons of pics from the convention and won’t it be great to put faces with the names of people you’ve been chatting with? Hope your day is relaxing before the week picks up again. Hugs…
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    • I’ll definitely take a lot of pictures during the convention, RO, I can’t wait to get to Dallas! But yeah, there’s definitely a lot of stuff I have to get done before I can leave and not worry about things here at home πŸ™‚
      As for reading, that’s my oxygen, so it’s good that I’m always able to get that included in my days.

  7. I love a good walk, even in the rain. My sister and I used to have these clear umbrellas that came down over your face that were great for walking in the rain. Your photos show spring peeking out. I think we’ll be there next week, the trees are just starting to bud.
    I like that you’ve included interesting posts for us to check out.
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  8. That sounds challenging having to make a whole exam, that’s nice those other english teacher will take a look at for you. I hope you have a great time at RT! It must be so exciting to atttend a book con as there aren’t that many here in Europe.
    That picture of the tree is so pretty with that dark stormy sky behind it! Havea great week!
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    • Yup, I am definitely going to the RT convention this year, Lindy! It’s a long way from home, but I’m so excited. I will take lots of photos, and will probably tweet some of them while things are happening, then do a wrap-up post when I come back home.

    • Thank you Shannon πŸ™‚ It’s always nice when I’m able to spend some time with one of the kids on their own… they all need a little one-on-one time every now and then, and because there are four of them – even now that they’re older – it doesn’t happen all that often.

  9. Oh I absolutely adore your photos Lexxie! I absolutely love it when the sky is dark (i’m nicknamed Vampire by a lot of my friends)–so I approve!
    I hope you have a great time at your convention and I hope you have a lovely week πŸ™‚
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  10. Those photos are absolutely gorgeous, Lexxie! I’m glad you got in a special walk with #4 and you were able to share such lovely sights. Thanks for the shout-out, too. I think my first real discussion post went over pretty well. I just need to comment back! *ha* Good luck with the exam creation – I’m sure you’ve done well. πŸ™‚ **BIG HUGS**
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