Weekly Wrap-up | November 24, 2019

I made it through another week! This week was rough, y’all. For 12 years, I’ve had the week after parent conferences off for Thanksgiving. This year, they moved conferences up a week so I had to go back and teach. And it was a rough teaching week, let me tell you. Ever tried to get 25 second graders to add two digit number with regrouping? Yeah. It took four days before they finally got the concept. Four very frustrating days.

But, now I have a week off, which is wonderful. I spent yesterday working on my NaNoWriMo novel and finishing up A Touch of Death by Rebecca Cruden. I also cleaned my apartment and it feels so nice to have an organized space again. Today will be another day of reading and writing. I also need to go running because in four days, I’m running a 5K! My goal for this race is to just finish. If I have fun, I’ll sign up for another race on New Years Day where my goal will be to run the whole thing without walking. Right now, it seems like I’ll never be able to do it, but I never thought I’d be able to do NaNo either, and I’m at 40,000 words right now. So maybe I can do anything I set my mind to.

Monday: Fable by Michele Packard (review)

Tuesday: Top 10 Changes in my Reading Life

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish

Saturday: Snippet Saturday: Dark Goddess

Monday: Review of A Touch of Death by Rebecca Cruden

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

Friday: How has reading shaped/changed your life?

Saturday: Dark Goddess snippet

What’s in store for you this week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Weekly Wrap-Up | November 17,2019

This week was all about parent conferences and writing. I managed to get my conferences done in three days. One day I had eleven conferences, starting at 1:15 and ending at 6. The best part was I managed to write over 2,000 words that day on my NaNoWriMo project. I wrote while waiting for parents to show up. Then on Thursday, I went to a teacher training and wrote during lunch (no one would sit with me) and during breaks. I also went to a write-in that night and had my best day of writing ever: over 3, 600 words. It made me confident that I could maybe one day do this for a living. I just need to get published.

I also decided to go to NetGalley and see if there were any books I wanted to read. I’m not entirely sure why I did that, because I have a huge TBR pile at the moment, but I went ahead and requested a few. I got approved for all but one, which is awesome. I also got another book called A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden, which I started last night and am really into. So, my reading life is full right now.

Monday: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (review)

Tuesday: Top 5 Authors I NEED to Read

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Think of England by KJ Charles (review)

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Monday: Fable by Michele Packard (review)

Tuesday: Top 10 Changes in my Reading Life

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden (review)

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish

What plans do you have for the upcoming week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Ug. This week was such a slog. I was exhausted and unmotivated all week. All I wanted to do was sleep. I got some reading done, but not as much as I wanted. I did manage to write every day on my NaNoWriMo project, so that was good. I’m 15K into the novel. I just need to keep it up.

Next week is going to be another hard one, at least on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ve got parent conferences this week, which is always draining. Luckily, I’m done on Wednesday, if everyone shows up (*knocks on wood*). Then I’m going to a training on Thursday and it’s a short day Friday. I hope to get a lot of writing and reading done in all my “spare” time.

Monday: Review- Rage by Jonathan Maberry

Tuesday: Top 5 Books on the Current TBR

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading Outside Your Age Bracket

Monday: Review – A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Tuesday: Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Authors I NEED to Read

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Review – Think of England by K.J. Charles (hopefully)

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Plot or Characters: Which is More Important?

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Anyone doing NaNoWriMo? How’s your progress going?

Weekly Wrap-up

It’s been a busy week! Most of my week was taken up with drama with my phone. To save money, I decided to switch carriers, then went about it all wrong and lost phone service for two days. I spent most of Wednesday and Thursday night trying to get it all resolved. I didn’t get much writing or reading done, but I did manage to do some.

The best part of the week was Thursday, when I got home to find a package in my mailbox. I was confused because I didn’t remember ordering anything. Then, I saw it was from a publisher. I tore it open and found that I’d won Rage by Jonathan Maberry in a Goodreads giveaway. Y’all, I was so excited I began jumping up and down. I love Jonathan Maberry’s books and have been so looking forward to reading this one. I’m so thrilled I won.

In other news, I’ve decided to try and submit some non-fiction, personal essays to various locations. I’m always on the lookout for beta readers, so if you’re interested in reading some short essays about my life, let me know. I’m confident in my fiction writing, but have no idea if my non-fiction writing is any good, so I need more help.

This week looks to be shaping up well. On Monday, I’m taking my class to the symphony, which I hope will be fun for them. I’m excited. Tuesday, I get to give a presentation at a staff meeting. In between all that, I’m trying to get back to the gym more consistently and am toying with the idea of running a 5K, which means I need to start running.

Reading wise, I’m currently reading about four books. How do you tackle reading multiple books at once? I read a chapter or two from one, then switch and read the next, but maybe there’s a better system. Any ideas?

Monday: The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine (review)

Tuesday: Top 10 Extraordinary Book Titles

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Under represented Tropes or Characters

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Monday: Autumn Tag

Tuesday: Top 5 Audiobooks

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (review)

Friday: Are TBRs necessary to be a book blogger or reader?

How was your week?

Weekly Wrap-up

Um… oops? Well, it is still Sunday, even if it’s way later than I usually post. I’ve been busy all weekend with writing my novel, working on my Halloween costume, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. The blog totally slipped my mind.

But my costume is coming along nicely.

Monday: Calendar Girls – Books that Lit Your Way Out of a Reading Slump

Tuesday: Top 10 Character Traits I Love

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: Review – Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – Sexual Content in YA

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Monday: Review – The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine

Tuesday: Top 10 Extraordinary Book Titles

Wednesday: WWW Wednesday

Thursday: TBD

Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish – What are tropes or characters you think are poorly/underrepresented in books?

Saturday: Snippet Saturday – Dark Goddess

Have a great week everyone!