It’s Monday! I finally finished Necessary Endings!

April 25, 2016

This past week, I finished:

Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the KanesDemigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even though I didn’t finish The Kane Chronicles, I really like Carter and Sadie, so it was nice to spend some time with them without all the extra that comes with their series. It’s always fun to see characters from different stories interacting with each other, and seeing the similarities of Percy to Sadie and Annabeth to Carter was extra fun. So yeah, I really liked this.

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Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move ForwardNecessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Henry Cloud
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Me: I have been reading this book forever. I am going to finish it today because I am sick of saying I’m still reading it.

Mom: Sounds like you need to make a necessary ending on that book.

Me: Yes, exactly.

There is a lot of really useful and helpful information in this book, and I got a lot out of it. Most of it is stuff I had already learned, but I did learn some new strategies and think about some situations differently, both in the NE group I was in that made me decide to read the book and in the book itself. For example, I learned that I didn’t actually hate my job; I was just burnt out so needed to end some of the practices around it. I also had to make a personal necessary ending, which I probably wouldn’t have cast in those terms before. So, you know. Useful.

I think it took me so long because the writing is kind of dry and I kept reading it right before bed. Also, I lost the book for about a week, which didn’t help with the whole finishing it part. But it’s done now, and that’s all that matters.

If you’re trying to figure out how to end something you know you need to but don’t know how, this book may be helpful to you and I recommend it.

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Last week, I posted:

More A to Z!

[wrap-up-posts week=”16″ year=”2016″ category=”Blogging A to Z” listtype=”ul”]


As of today, I’m reading:


I’m still making my way through Furiously Happy which is funny so far, and I can see why it strikes a chord with my daughter. I started Alex + Ada Vol. 2 today and should also be getting to Scrum later this week. Of course this is my insane grading week (end of term! finals!) so we’ll see how far I get with any of those.


Happy reading, everyone!

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  1. Elisabeth Ellington

    I’ve got one more week before my insane grading week, though many of my students are getting stuff in early so I could theoretically get started now. But why?! I’ve heard very good things about Furiously Happy and noticed that my library just got it, so I might check it out this week.

  2. Jane

    Definitely one of the pros of being a librarian – getting to work with students without having to do testing or marking. :)

  3. Lindsey

    I’ve heard Furiously Happy is very funny. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Kay

    I loved the combination of Annabeth, Percy, Sadie and Carter. I hope Riordan does more to combine these worlds. Good luck with the insane grading!

  5. Linda Baie

    Will look for Furiously Happy and Alex + Ada. Thanks for sharing these.

  6. cheriee weichel

    I think I will save furiously happy for when I am retired and can read adult books to my heart’s content. Unfortunately, I am not a Rick Riordan fan. I am happy that our students love to read his books, but they just don’t work for me.

  7. Crystal

    I loved Heroes of Olympus and also The Percy Jackson series, but for some reason have never been able to convince myself to start the Kane Chronicles. Maybe someday.

  8. Beth

    I know the feeling of finally finishing a book that’s gone on forever, down to losing it for a while in unlikely ways.

  9. Myra from GatheringBooks

    I’ve been reading so many great things about Alex + Ada – I hope I find a copy in our libraries soonest.


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