So, there was the Read-a-Thon. And now there is not the Read-a-Thon. It was a fun and productive weekend, and I'm so glad I helped make some progress with the Donor's Choose classroom project I was sponsoring. If you pledged to make a donation (or even if you didn't!), please go on over here to give some money-love to these kids. Every little bit will help.
I'm working today on some more packing and organization regarding the upcoming move. I can't believe it is a little over a month away. I've still got serious work to do at both houses, so I'm looking forward to turning in grades next week and turning my full attention to this transition. Speaking of transitions, I have made the decision to shut down my old blog (ghousegas.blogspot.com) and add a regular feature here on projects at my house. I know this blog is supposed to be devoted to books, but it doesn't always work that way. Politics, community events, and life stuff find their way in here, and I like it that way. Please know that I will remain committed to the bookish life, but I want to consolidate all my households, the mental and physical, so a little house stuff, a little Pinterest, a little gardening will leak in every now and then. The regular feature will kick off through my participation this next month in Trish's (Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity) Pin It and Do It Challenge.
Trish explains her challenge here, and I think her idea is spot on. Too often, Pinterest becomes a dumping ground for ideas that we never actually use. So far, I've used a few of my Pinterest pinned ideas (some more successful than others), and this challenge looks like a good way to do more. In fact, this very night, I'm making a Crockpot pork tenderloin recipe that I repinned from Trish herself.
Finally, there's the WMaIDWtPATB Challenge. I have updated the page by marking out some of the books I know I will not read in the next month. Of course, I logically know there are many more I won't read in the next month, but the Dickens, the Joyce, and the Diamond had to go ahead and get packed up as did War and Peace. I also pulled a few that I have definite plans for after the move (Paris in July and a few other things). There has been progress. The problem is I checked out all these wonderful books from the library for the Read-a-Thon, and I now I want to read them instead of the TBRs. Oh well. I only had most of them for a week anyway, so I'll just return them and request again after the move.