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Happy Sunday! As we enter our last week of summer vacation, things are settling down into a state of readiness. School bags are packed; the schedules are set. We have bus route times, daycare arrangements, and everything else necessary to ensure a successful school year. If this state of preparedness could only last all year long, life would be great.

We did have a much quieter week this past week. Connor had two-a-day cross-country practices this week, as well as freshman orientation. He is definitely enjoying getting back to running with friends and is about as ready for high school as anyone can be. His first cross-country meet is this Wednesday. Considering he is the only freshman on the team with competition experience thanks to his seventh grade team in Ohio, we have high expectations for him and know he is going to impress his coaches.

The rest of the week did not deviate from the summer schedule. Dance classes and long work hours kept us busy for the week. On Friday night, we hosted good friends/riding partners/neighbors for dinner. Tonight is the neighborhood block party, always a great opportunity to get together and share updates. For the most part though, it has been a fairly quiet weekend as I think we all take advantage of the last weekend before school and football and everything else on our calendars this fall.

My giveaway of two copies of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is still open through the end of this week! If you are interested, please check out the rules and enter today!

I also deviated from the norm this week with a special guest post from Mary Simses, author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe. Ms. Simses shared with readers some of her passions and similarities between her character, Ellen, and herself. Check it out!

Books reviewed this week:

I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday and is able to enjoy these last few days of summer. Have a great day, and happy reading!

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