Summer Read Recommends

by - June 26, 2015

Thursday, 10:54 PM:  Miss Organized is just getting to today's post.....

Oh, have I had a week. That kind of week where you really need this shirt:

Everything was chaotic, these are my least favourite things that happened:
1- The kids forgot how to cooperate, share, listen, brush their teeth like humans, eat a proper meal, use their manners.....I lost my temper eleventy billion times and of course Dan was out of town all week.
2- My brother and Dad sent me these videos while THEY were in MY happy place.  A*^&oles.  Okay, it's probably their happy place too.  I sooooo wish I could teleport myself to the beach and just chill with my Aunt and Uncle in their home


2-  I scheduled my day around Willis getting off early  on his last day of school.  Which I'm sure I read somewhere.  Except he didn't.  So I sat there waiting for 45 minutes (because I'm early for early) (yes, I get the irony) and then had to run in only to find out that he still had another 1.5 hours of school.  I then had to rush to my photo shoot and make Dan leave his work day to get Willis.
3-  My camera decided that 10 minutes into said photoshoot would be a good time to blow up.  Okay, I'm dramatic.  It didn't actually blow up, but it might as well have.  Needless to say I had to get crafty with my cell until my sister in law rescued me with her point and shoot and then worked on charging the batteries (which were fully charged ....I'm that not disorganized).  In the end it started working again.  Dan, a functioning camera is now officially on my Christmas list.  Write that down.
4- I hate forgetting things.   A beautiful student I had in grade 9, who was graduating came running up to me with a big hug.  I was soooo happy to see her again.  She then asked if I still hadthe letters they wrote themselves in grade 9 for when they were in grade 12.  Face palm.  I can't believe I forgot to send them out.  Actually, I completely forgot they were graduating this year and will now spend the weekend scouring my teaching boxes to find them.  I. Hate. FORGETTTING.

That was enough to make me want to quit.
Deep breathing.
Eyes closed.
Trying to ground myself and remember that:
God is good.  
Everything is awesome.  
It's no big deal.  

So let's maybe look at the beauty that happened this week:

1- school is out!  No more corrections, no more running Willis in...plenty of fun times ahead
2- I got to take photos for some beautiful graduates who also happened to be my former students. They are gorgeous girls, but even more importantly, they are kind, thoughtful, respectful and well rounded.  They are going to do amazing things in this crazy life.

3- The help that comes when you need it the most.  Thanks to my sister in law for running around campus with various cameras, to Kyla for letting me borrow her house to get ready white she was away (I stole a beer) and also to my hubby for having a bubble bath, popcorn and Big Red waiting for me when I got home.

Now, where does that leave me?  Oh yes, on to today's post, my favourite time of year: summer reading list day! 
About  a month ago I started to panic because I didn't have any books I wanted to read.  Huh. That didn't last long.  So I've been slowly collectioning various novels and storing them on my night table.  
Here are some of the books I will be reading in the next two months....and I did want to have them linked so you could look up the synopsisses/synopsi/synopsissies? but it's now 11:32 (I may have been spending more time with Big Red than actually writing this post) and I'm too lazy to do that.   You know how Google works.  You can do it.

Other books that are on my Summer Read list and that aren't making an appearance on my shelf are:
The Girl on the Train by that chick who wrote it
Neil Patrick Harris:  Choose your own autobiography
Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman
UnDivided : Neal Shusterman
The Summer Before (The BabySitters Club 0.5):  Ann M. Martin

That's 13 books, plus whatever books I find appealing in the link up below.  Yikes.  I better start reading....good thing tomorrow (today) is Day 1 of Summer Holidays!

You can follow me on GoodReads here

Have a flabulous weekend.

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  1. let me know how that Sophie Kinsella one is!!
    Grey is on my list too *hangs head in shame. Although, I'm wondering what the likelihood is of me getting ANY reading done this summer. Must read at least one book lol

  2. I would have cried if my camera blew up. Good for you for finding some beauty in the week! Also, Like Shaun, Grey is also on my list (darn it) though I may save that for Mexico in November. I always have fun drinking & reading lines from the book out loud to people by the pool:) It's a fun game.

  3. No camera is the worst! Hope you enjoyed your wine!

  4. I most certainly will! I think I'm most excited to read the Grey book...

  5. bahahhaa. I want to be by the pool when you do that. You crack me up.

  6. hahahah, not a chip...even better- it's not a wine's a decanter and the size of my head. I drink from Big Red when the day gets that bad.

  7. I've had that kind of week. I spilled a whole cup of hot chocolate on my self yesterday. Right accross my dress, my keyboard, my phone, and down my legs.... Slept in today. Tomorrow will be better for us both.

  8. Ok, now I see the comment link. Not sure what my problem is. Have a restful weekend.

  9. I'm so sorry about your week. Is that a floral jumper I see on your gorgeous self? How did I not knot that Neil Patrick Harris has an autobiography? Must get that asap.

  10. SO many book recommendations, I love it!

  11. Rough week, friend! Hope things settle down for you soon! I can't wait to stalk you your Goodreads list!

  12. Bahaha- I hated 50 Shades, but your game makes me almost want to read it that way. Or at least be an accomplice in it. Aka drinking and laughing.

  13. Your week just sounds unpleasant. But I really want one of those shirts with the adult saying. I think everyone needs one at some point.

  14. YIKES...what a week!! Wine is like duct fixes everything!!! :) I'm a Sophie Kinsella fan and really want to read Finding Audrey too!! Heard good things about Where'd You go Bernadette too!! And The Summer Before I haven't heard of!! Will definitely check it out!!

  15. I'm assuming your day was better because you got to wear your fun, new kimono?

  16. Michelle Sherrard28 January, 2018 21:50

    oh no!!! What a week! Glad it's over and now you can enjoy your books. Someone suggested The Girl on The Train. I may need to add that to my list.

  17. I would be totally frazzled by those episodes as well! The Girl on a Train...getting it on my list too.

  18. Well, I enjoyed the email from you regardless :)

  19. It was a floral jumper...crazy town. I love NPH!

  20. that seems to be one of the more popular picks this round!

  21. I feel like I need one more often than not.

  22. Ya, but when you get frazzled you probably go flip a tire and do chin ups. I eat ice cream and drink wine. I should be more like you.

  23. Thanks, Karen...all is good again.

  24. Like I said, sometimes you just gotta give up and have wine! BTW-is that a chip on your wine glass? If it is, that's pretty funny!Just adds to the great week- LOL! Cheer, girl!! I hope next week brings you slightly more joy and less chaos!! XOXOXO


Have a lovely day!