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Another busy week. Clayton had a dental procedure done that required anesthesia. His parents said he was a trooper. The Royals schools dropped to four days in school and one day of eLearning to try and ease the pressure due to illnesses. They had 188 teachers out on Thursday. It’s in place until mid-February and they’ll address it again then. In the meantime Nonna will be donning her teacher cap one day a week. Elbow hugs! Stay Caffeinated.
Last Week on the Blog
- 🎧 The Purveli By Dianne Duvall (audio/book review)
- Lightning In A Mirror By Jayne Anne Krentz (book review)
- Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? By Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (book review, guest post)
- 🎧 How High We Go In The Dark By Sequoia Nagamatsu (audio review)
- Taken By E.C. Roderick (book review)
This Week on the Blog
- 🎧 Wish You Were Here By Jodi Picoult (audio/book review)
- You Can Run By Rebecca Zanetti (book review)
- 🎧 Rare Danger By Beverly Jenkins (audio review, guest post)
- 🎧 Dark Whispers By Helen Harper (audio review)
- 🎧 Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover (audio review)
New Arrivals at the Caffeinated Cafe
- Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
- A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong
- Where There’s a Witch There’s A Way by Dakota Cassidy
Special thanks to Brilliance Audio, St. Martin Press
Around The Blogosphere
- 51 Of My Must-Read Adult Fiction Books To Read In 2022 from Perpetual Page Turner
- Pretzel Hugs from Simply Stacie
- This or That with Dianne Duvall of The Purveli + #Giveaway @ Reading Between the Wines
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dental procedures, and requiring anesthesia at that – hope he feels all better soon…. And am sure they love “Nonna teacher” !!!
stay safe to be sure teacher Nonna xo
Ahhh… poor little mite! It’s rough having to cope with dental procedures when you’re so small and kudos to him for doing so well. Best of luck with the home-schooling stint – my heart goes out to all the carers who are having to step into the breach throughout the pandemic. Elbow hugs back atch, Kimberly and I hope you and yours keep healthy:). Have a good week.
Emma @ Words And Peace
I hope you have great books coming up this week, it helps to face adversity, right?
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I like time travel so I have to check out some you have been reading/listening to.
Teaching the little ones on a limited basis can be fun.
Hope you are staying healthy.
Stay warm and Happy Reading!
Carole @ Carole's Random Life
Wow, that is a lot of teachers to be out sick! It is good that you are able to step in to help. Have a great week!
Have a great week Kim and happy teaching. Enjoy your new books.
Our schools haven’t gone back to elearning but all the schools did close for a full week in order to let some of the kids and teachers get better after a bunch of them got sick.
claire @ clairefy
Happy Sunday! I am a student and have watched as some of my classmates attending other schools have also been moving online for the next few weeks due to the COVID precautions. At the moment my semester is planned to be in-person, but I suppose we will see how it goes. Wishing you well. 🙂
claire @ clairefy
Anne - Books of My Heart
It’s great to hear the schools are making efforts and trying some different things to reduce illness and provide a good learning opportunity. It’s definitely rough. We are staying home all the time and having deliveries. I don’t mind and Lulu and I get out in the yard and walk.
Oh I’m looking forward to your review of Reminders of Him. I’ve been wanting to read that one.
Kelly Lyn @ Lifestyle of Me
sending you all the positive vibes for your school situation. I am a full time homeschool mom and my friends who have their kids in school are at their wits end with the school district. can only hope that they get their act together and actually help these teachers and
i get that a lot of school is social, but…how long can this go on before teachers, etc, get so frustrated they bow out?
Why not just go to total online, at-home school and be done with this in-person learning? (Asks the clueless, childless person)
Will Clayton’s parents be submitting one of those hilarious post-dental procedure videos to America’s Funniest Videos? I live for those.
Hope everything goes well and wish you a lovely week. Loved the news arrivals:) Thanks for creating this blog news meme, it’s my first time trying it!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2022!
jessicabookworm @ The Bookworm Chronicles
I hope Nonna’s teacher’s hat fits well and that this new school measure will help ease the pressure due to illness. Take care and happy reading. 🙂
Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter
Hey there! I hop this coming week is a good one for you. We had schools shut down on Friday here due to staffing shortages. I think our issue was that we didn’t have the staff to bus them. Also a pork processing plant couldn’t operate for at least one shift and that NEVER happens. I keep saying one of these days but I’m not sure when it’s going to come.
Jennifer | Book Den
Wow, that’s a lot of teachers. I hope you guys settle in to the new routine quickly.
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Good luck with your teacher hat – hopes this strategy works well for the school!
My grandson’s school to an extra long weekend last week in hopes of staving off the virus, so far it has been working. fingers and toes crossed.
Have a great week!
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
I love Colleen Hoover normally, but some of her books just don’t have characters that I connect with, just based on my own personal life. This is one I can’t decide about for sure! I like the idea of four days in person, one day elearning, but my district probably won’t do that. I think it is a great idea though! My library assistant’s kids both have to have dental procedures at a hospital because of health issues so she’s told me about how that can be. Glad to hear that Clayton did well with that. Have a great week!
It’s so hard when your kids have to go under anesthesia so young – Dante had surgery at 9 months and it was so hard on us, but he was fine 😂, acted as if nothing had happened.
Stay safe! I’m glad the school is trying to do something to reduce the strain and also maybe even reduce transmission a bit 🤞🏼good luck with your teacher hat. Stay safe!
A Voracious Reader
Honestly, I think the whole country should shut down for 2 weeks. Completely shut down. Tighter than 2020’s. Vaccinated essential employees go to work, the rest stay home without pay (unless they have a medical exemption). Masks and social distancing mandatory for essential employees. All items pick up only (order online or place an order from your car if you don’t have online access). Gov’t hands out a stimulus check to every single person whether they work durting this time or not. I think it would cut way down on the transmission rate. But it would be a massive effort and sacrifice required by too many and what should have been done in 2020 won’t get done now. Just my opinion. *shrugs*
S. J. Pajonas
Yikes! 188 teachers out? That’s crazy! Ugh. I can’t wait for this pandemic to be behind us.
We have had major staffing shortages at my school too. We had to shut down 3 days a week ago. My students are all in very rural areas, so elearning isn’t an option. Hopefully you enjoy donning your teacher hat!
Lover of Romance
Looks like a busy-filled week. The dental stuff is always a pain. I hope this week is more relaxing for you.
Jamie @ The Fantasy Princess
That is a crazy amount of teachers being out of school! Hope you all stay healthy and have a great week!
We are still in person at the moment, but we had remote weeks before and after break. I’m hoping we are done with remote for the year.
Jessica @ a GREAT read
Yeah it seems a lot of schools lately seem to be changing their learning systems. Sadly my sister still has to go in everyday. I know she’s had to be out for 3 weeks almost due to Covid illnesses in the household. First her daughter, then all her kids, then she got it…it’s been a nightmare. Hope the little ones do well with e-learning!
Nice new reads! Some new to me ones except for Kelley’s new book! I read that one and really enjoyed it! It was a bit different for Kelley’s usual book style but I still liked it and will continue with the series! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!
Here’s my StS
Have a GREAT day!
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I am glad to hear Clayton’s dental procedure went well. That’s awesome you got A Rip Through Time! I am really looking forward to that one. Have a great week!
Jen at Introverted Reader
188! The Royals are fortunate to have you to help out. I’m glad Clayton’s procedure went well.
Enjoy your week!
Oh I hope Clayton feels better soon. Good luck with the elearning.
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
The new school year starts here in a week and our government is refusing to acknowledge that’s it’s going to be a sh*tshow as it spreads amongst teachers and students. It’s so frustrating
I hope that the Royals don´t have problems with the eLearning. And my best wishes to Clayton. Hope he is recovering soon from the procedure. Stay safe and happy reading!
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
Good luck with your teaching, Nonna!
Hope you are all staying well and good luck with the teaching one day a week. Nonna’s are the best. Enjoy your books! I need to read Jodi Picoult. I still haven’t.
The school dropping to 4 days sounds like a good idea to take the pressure off some of the staff. I work in a school in the UK and everyone is overloaded right now. My husband is a teacher too and is currently off work with Covid, but I’m still testing negative.
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
I’ve been seeing so many reports of school staffing issues. It’s bizarre that we’re still in this situation. Hope you have a good week, Kimberly!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
My partner is a teacher here in the UK and it’s just horrendous. I am constantly on edge about him bringing home Covid! He did just before Christmas and I don’t want to have it again 🙄
Omg that is bad. Here they say we are passed our peek again but I’m hearing of so many people catching it.
I work in a UK alternative education provision, most staff seem to have ended up with Covid during the holidays but at least we’ve managed to keep open and keep teaching! Enjoy the time with your grandson.
Emma @ One Readers Thoughts
Good luck with home schooling. I don’t miss it…though I could probably manage (and might enjoy) one day a week.
I think Clayton is a cham because dental procedure are no picnic! I know it because I had one this week. Good luck nona with your teacher cap. I hope that we’ll see the end of this pandemy one day because it changes so many things!
Maureen @ Maureen’s Books
That’s a clever idea.. There have been a lot of sick teachers here too.
Have a great week and happy reading.
I have A Rip Through Time, also. Hope we both enjoy it. Have a wonderful week!
That is a lot of teachers out at once . 4 days a week for a while definitely sounds like it is needed. Hope you have a good week!
I hope the new strategy for giving the schools relief in your area helps. My daughter’s Girl Scout meetings have returned to virtual for the time being, but school is still in-person with no alternations for the time being.
I love the cover of A Rip Through Time. I will have to look that one up. I hope you have a safe and great week!
Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
I’m glad to hear Clayton is doing well. I hope everything goes well with elearning. Have a great week!
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Poor Clayton! I’m glad he came through the procedure just fine.
I wish our schools here would do something to ease things. I really feel for the teachers, the kids, and their families. All this uncertainty from day to day, and having so many people out sick, is tough on everyone. And there are no perfect solutions.
I’ve seen a few schools going to this. Hopefully, your teaching day will go well and yay for Clayton doing great for his procedure.
Have a good week, Kimberly!
I hope the kids enjoy their learning experiences now, and that they stay well.
You have some good books. I also got a copy of Reminders of Him. Looking forward to it.
Our schools just went virtual again mostly due to staff shortages due to Covid increases. I’m so glad we homeschool because I can’t imagine how insane this makes things for everyone involved. I hope the schedule works well for the Royals. Have a wonderful week!
Wow it’s really bad out there now. Good luck with the teaching! We were just exposed here too through work so… here we go again! I hope everyone stays healthy. And yay for Clayton!
Stay safe out there!