Sunday Post: Sept. 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.

I’m finally getting back into the swing of thing! I wasn’t as bone tired this week and was able to finish two books and make real headway on a third. I got back to the gym three times and I felt great. The students are settling into routines and we ended the week strong. Here’s to hoping next week is even better!

Monday: The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Series I Need to Finish

Wednesday; WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber (review)

Saturday: Anticipated Fall Releases

Monday: No Good Men by Thea McAlistair (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Covers of 2019

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly (review)

Friday: TBD

Saturday: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)

What are your reading plans for this week? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

Sunday Post: August 18, 2019

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 survived the first week of school! Oooh, boy, is this year going to be interesting. I have a very rambunctious group of kiddos this year. They are imaginative, bright, enthusiastic, and loud. They are definitely going to keep me on my toes.

Yesterday, I got to see Wicked, which was completely awesome. I’ve seen it once before, but there was a lot that I’d forgotten. The best part was I didn’t miss any of it, which I was sure I was. A comic con was going on nearby, and I left later than I meant to so I struggled to find parking. I finally got into my usual parking lot right when the curtain was supposed to go up. Luckily, they held the curtain (just for me?), so I was there from the beginning. The performers were wonderful, and I love the story. I had a wonderful time.

In other news, ThriftBooks is sending me another copy of Mistress of Nothing, so I’ll be able to finish it soonish.

Monday: Fledgling by Molly Harper (ARC review)

Tuesday: I need a break

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (review)

Friday: Summer Sweat-along Book Tag

Saturday: Review Delayed Indefinitely?

Monday: TBD

Tuesday: Top 5 Dystopian

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

The Rest of the Week: TBD

I’m a little behind on reading and reviewing. Oops!

And that’s my Sunday post. I better get to reading!

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 | April 28, 2019

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.

Someone sitting on a bed crossed legged reading a book.

I had a fairly quite week this week. I had Monday off and got to go to the movies and see Shazam!, which was a lot of fun. Zachary Levi and Mark Strong were both fantastic in it. Then, Tuesday it was back to work. It was nice seeing the kids again and getting back to a routine. Friday I had a half day so I could go to an appointment, and unfortunately the morning was full of testing for the kids. I hate when I accidentally schedule ALL THE TESTS for one day, but sometimes, it just happens that way.

On Saturday I got to see Avengers Endgame. I don’t talk about it on the blog, but I am a huge Captain America fan, which is funny because I went into The First Avenger thinking I wasn’t going to care very much about him. I’d enjoyed Iron Man, liked Thor (mostly because of Loki–I love tricksters), but didn’t think Cap would do it for me.

Fast forward eight years, and, well, I’ll let you see for yourself:

I also have a wall full of Captain America art and one more cosplay, but I can’t get those pictures to upload for some reason.

So, without any spoilers, I can say I really enjoyed the movie. There was one thing that disappointed me, but it was minor and didn’t affect my overall enjoyment of the movie. I cannot wait to see it again.

Monday: Book review: Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles

Tuesday: Top 5 Mind-Blowing Mysteries/Thrillers

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: ARC Review: The Stone Rainbow by Liane Shaw

Friday: I Should Have Read That book tag

Saturday:Book Review: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Monday: Book review of Aru Shah and the End of Time

Tuesday: Top 5 Sequels I Need to Get To

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Book review of Play it Again

Friday: Who Am I book tag

Oh, I’m only reading one book right now! I should pick up another so I don’t get behind.

How was your week? Drop me a comment below and let me know what you’re reading!

Sunday Post April 14

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reader. 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 all about hanging in there. It was the week before spring break, and everyone at my school was feeling it. Especially me.

On Friday, I got to see the musical Aladdin. It was so much fun. Years ago, when I was in high school, a couple of friends turned me onto a music collection called Music Behind the Magic, which was the songs that were written for the animated movies but not included. My favorite songs came from Aladdin, and I was thrilled that they were included in the musical.

The best part of the play was definitely the Genie; the actor was actually from the Broadway show even though this was the National Tour. The worst part of the show as the women around me who kept singing–out loud–during the performance. I mean, I mouth the words sometimes, but they were singing pretty loudly. And it sucked. But getting to hear a beautifully sang rendition of Proud of Your Boy pretty much made up for that.

Posts this week:

Monday: Book review of An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber

Tuesday: Top 5 Romantic Reads

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Book Review of The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Friday: Book Review of Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Saturday: Reader Problems Book Tag

Currently Reading:

I won The Earl Next Door in a giveaway off Goodreads. It’s pretty cute so far. I’m listening to Good Omens, and I like it, but for some reason, the narrator chose to read Adam–and 11 year old boy–like a 40 year old man holding a pipe and about to start complaining about taxes. I don’t like it.

Upcoming Week:

Monday: Blogger Recognition Award

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Book Review of The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Friday: Book Review of The Earl Next Door

And I’m not sure what I’ll do Saturday yet. Maybe a book tag.

How was your week?

Sunday Post: March 31

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at the Caffeinated Reader. 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, I signed up for NetGalley and got my first three ARCs:

I read and reviewed the first two:

Red, White, & Royal Blue review

Murder at Morrington Hall review

I’m currently reading Tiger Queen, and I have to admit, it’s a bit of a struggle. I like the main character, but the world is hard for me to get into. I hope that will change, because I really like the concept of the book.

I also finished reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and reviewed it here.

On Sunday, I went the library to return a book and wound up getting three more books:

I think I’m going to try Eliza and her Monsters first. It’s about an introverted girl who has an online life with a wildly popular webcomic. As someone who was heavily invested in fandom, I gravitate towards stories about people who are fannish in some way.

My posts this week:

Book review: Hexhunter by Jordan L. Hawk

My Top 5 Favorite Quotes about Books

Top Ten Tuesday which was about audio books

WWW Wednesday

Book review: Murder at Morrington Hall

Music Shuffle Book Tag

Book review: Red, White, and Royal Blue

Book review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I also went to WonderCon where I went a little crazy with the 50% off trade paperbacks.

Well, crazy for me, at any rate.

On Friday I dressed up in my Star Trek dress I found at Forever 21 a few years ago

And Saturday, I was Spot Conlon from Newsies.

Brooklyn!

The panels I went to on Saturday were:

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Legacy of Censorship, which was about the history of the comics code and really facinating

The 4:30 movie: Disney week, which was a podcast where each panelist chooses a movie based on a theme. My sister and I suggested Newsies for one of them, it didn’t make the cut.

30th Anniversary: Back to the Future Part II

Fanbase Press: Watchmen 10th Anniversary, where I seemed to be the only person in the room who actually liked the movie

And then I caught the tail end of the Honest Trailers Plus Movie Fights panel.

The panels I went to on Sunday were:

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Women’s Activism, which was all about the influence women have had in the comic’s industry. It was really interesting and made me realize that I need to start reading more women-created comics.

Gay Geeks and Where to Find Them, which took a panel of LGBT content creators and they discussed how being gay has influenced their work and how they use it to help create diversity in the industry. This was a really great panel.

I also bought some art pieces. I got a gorgeous print featuring the characters from Captain America: the Winter Soldier and a Cap postcard. I also got a postcard of Will Graham from the TV show Hannibal. And then, I found two really beautiful Phantom of the Opera pieces, so now I have to start a Broadway wall of art in my room at home.

My upcoming week:

Monday will be a wrap-up of the last half of March

Tuesday: Top Ten Things that make me pick up a book

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Currently Reading:

That was my week. It felt long, but it also went by way too quickly. Isn’t it strange how that can happen? How was your week?