Sunday Post July 14

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

Once again, this week wasn’t very eventful. I did go to a book signing to see Brigid Kemmerer, which was a lot of fun. She and the other authors, Elizabeth Eulberg and Kasie West, were hilarious. I felt a little awkward, just because I was one of the oldest people there who didn’t personally know the authors, but I wanted to go so badly. There are never book signings around here and even though it was an hour away, it was totally worth it.

Yesterday, I met with my mom and dad, who live 300 miles away. We both drove to a point about halfway between our homes so I could see my dad for his 70th birthday (and also see him before his surgery in September). We had a lot of fun. I also gave them a copy of my book, which I wrote a few years ago and was always like, “I wonder why they haven’t read it?” Recently, I realized I never gave it to them to read and they probably thought I didn’t want them to read it. They were both really excited. I just hope they like it.

In other news, I don’t know if I’ll be posting at all in two weeks. I’m leaving for my vacation on Saturday and totally freaked out about it because I’m going to Canada and have never been to another country. I’m going all by myself and there are many steps in getting from the airport to my bed and breakfast that have been all stressed so I might just give myself a break and a chance to relax. As much as I can. Which is not very much.

Monday: The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Spellbound by Allie Therin (reivew)

Monday: Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Case of Possession by KJ Charles (review)

How was your week? Any great reads? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post July 7

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

Not much went on this week. I went to therapy and did some work. Got some bad news about my dad’s health and then got a scare on my own health yesterday. But, despite that, I’m generally feeling okay.

I read a great book yesterday called Spellbound by Allie Therin that I really loved. It was an ARC from NetGalley and the first in the series. I’m already dying to read the next one, and the first technically isn’t out yet! But the characters were great, the plot was fun, and it had some tropes that I really enjoy.

This week will be more of the same. I just hope the gloom we’ve been having goes away and the sun decides to come back. It’s summer. The sun should be out. It’s the rule.

Monday: The One by Kiera Cass (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday (A-B-C-D-E)

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (review)

Saturday: June Wrap-Up

Monday: The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday (F-G-H-I-J)

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Spellbound by Allie Therin (review)


What are you currently reading? How do you like it? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Sunday Post June 30

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

Not a whole lot to report this week. Like I said on Wednesday, I’m in a therapy program (technically a partial hospitalization program for depression/anxiety) so my days are mostly sitting around talking and listening. Things got really intense Thursday, and I was exhausted and weepy all night. I haven’t felt much like writing. I did finish The Elite by Kiera Cass, but am struggling with On the Come Up. It’s very good, but it’s a little intense (and the chapters are long and I am tired).

Monday: H is for Homicide (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Fantasy

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Ever, Alice (review)

Monday: The Elite (review)

Tuesday: A-B-C-D-E (books titles that start with those letters)

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: On the Come Up (review)

Saturday: June Wrap-up

How was your week? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Sunday Post June 22

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

This week went by so quickly! By Monday, I was all packed and ready for my trip. Tuesday was the travel day, and it went smoothly. The conference itself was great. I learned a lot of strategies and ideas to use with my students whose first language isn’t English. There are a few things I’m really excited to try out. It’s almost too bad this was the first thing I did this summer, because now I have to wait a few weeks before I can implement what I learned. On the other hand, I’m still glad I have time off to relax and read.

I’m a little behind on my reading. I’m still not sure if I want to review Some Kind of Magic. It was okay, but I’m not sure if I couldn’t follow some of it because I was reading it on a plane or because it didn’t hold my interest. You know, it was a quick read; maybe I’ll read it again and see. Or maybe I won’t. Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?

Whatever I decide, I am going to the library tomorrow! I’m very happy; I need books.

Monday: Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Main Males

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Clockwork Princess (review)

Friday: Coffee Book Tag

Saturday: G is for Gumshoe (review)

Monday: H is for Homicide (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 fantasy

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: TBD

Friday: TBD

How was your week? Anything excited in the coming week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post June 16

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

This week was a really relaxing, chill week. I slept in (sort of; cats still get me up at about 5:30 and I get up to feed them at 6, but then I get to go back to bed), went to the gym, read, went to the movies, and just generally relaxed. I also got very much into watching YouTube videos on packing tips and travel bags in preparation for my conference next week and my trip next month. The result is that I can’t wait to start packing, but I’m not leaving until Tuesday, so I’m going to wait at least one more day. But, I’m thinking about what I’m going to pack.

Speaking of being away, I’ve got most of my posts scheduled for next week, save for Wednesday. I usually write it the night before, and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to it. I’m just taking my work iPad, and while I’ve got the WordPress app loaded on it, we’ll see if I have time, internet, and ability. So, if I don’t post, that’s why.

Monday: With the Fire on High (review)

Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time Favorites

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Girls Made of Snow and Glass (review)

Friday: Mid-Year Freak -out Book Tag

Saturday: City of Ember (review) AND The Elite (review) (this was a mistake on my part; I forgot to update my content calendar and double posted. Oops!)

Monday: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 “Main Males”

Wednesday: possibly WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Clockwork Princess (review)

Friday: Coffee Book Tag

Saturday: G is for Gumshoe (review)

I like the book a lot, but I love the TV show. I’m in the middle of my second watch through. I just love Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowely. I thought I was going to like them, because I like both the actors, but I adore the way they play these two dorks. And they are so in love! It’s so adorable to watch! I love it, I love it, I love it!

Here’s one of my favorite vids, created by Spellbound. Spoilers, of course.

How was your reading week? Got any plans for the upcoming week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post – June 8

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

And, just like that, the school year is OVER! I’m free! This week actually went by pretty quickly, all told. There were moments I was convinced I couldn’t make it, but by Wednesday things were looking good. I successfully had my first ice cream party for the kids, and it wasn’t the disaster I’d always imagined. Then, on Friday, I managed to keep them all engaged long enough to get through the half day, and I was done. I am so relieved because this year has been tough. It was a nice class and there weren’t a lot of behavior problems, but they were so talkative and so high energy, that it took a lot out of me. Now, I have a week off, then an educational conference, then my summer really gets going.

Yesterday, I got to see the stage musical of School of Rock, which was a lot of fun. The kids were amazingly talented. They were so good on their instruments, and one of the kids has only been playing for two years! They blew me away.

I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this week. I was tired after school and one day, I actually forgot my book at school. I also started writing a new story, so that’s what I worked on after work instead of reading. But now, I have long summer days ahead to catch up.

Monday: Caraval (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Debut Novels

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Clockwork Prince (review)

Friday: Literary Dinner Party tag

Saturday: Shatter Me (review)

Monday: With the Fire on High (review)

Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time Favorites

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Friday: TBD

Saturday: City of Ember (review)

Also, for anyone interested, Clockwork Princess still hasn’t been delivered. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll show up by Monday, which was the last day in the window they gave me. I’m so sad that it’s not in my hands.

How was your week? Read anything great? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post: June 2

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer . It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you’ve received. The rules are here: The Sunday Post.

I was in full on survival mode this week. It was the second to last week of school, I was still testing kids, doing grades, having meetings that ended up not happening at the last minute, and trying to keep the kids from going off the rails. Every night, I came home totally exhausted. I wasn’t able to blog hop at all. Practically, all I did was stared at the wall until it was time to go to bed, read a bit, then slept. I will be so glad when this school year is over. Five more days!

Monday: F is for Fugitive (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Summertime Reads

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Escaping from Houdini (review)

Friday: Book Addiction Tag

Saturday: May Wrap-up

Monday: Caravel (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Debut Novels

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Clockwork Prince (review)

Friday: Literary Dinner Party tag

Saturday: Shatter Me (review)

How was your week? Drop a comment below and let me know!