Sunday Post #85 and Stacking the Shelves April 16th, 2017

Posted April 17, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post / 16 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Itโ€™s
a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is
coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: 
Sunday Post Meme
.   As always, or what seems to have become my always, I am behind on doing my weekly posts like this, as well as many reviews.  Not to mention several ARCs that I was sent by publishers and I didn’t get read before they were published.  ๐Ÿ™  So, there are some things I’m thinking about to get better about that, such as being done with my second job.  Another issue this month is that I’m trying to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and work on getting my novel from NaNoWriMo continued, if not finished, so that does take away some normal blogging time.  Anyway, both need to be done!  But let’s get going on this post.

Last two weeks on the blog:

As you can see, I did a TON of promo posts. That is one thing I’m going to try to cut back to only one a day again.  Not that those are really what was costing me a lot of time, especially since they are almost always premade.  I had an issue at the bookstore where I work this past week that also made me more intent on figuring out my budget so that I can stop working two jobs finally.  In other news, I got selected to be a volunteer at Apollycon 2018 which will be in Washington D.C.  So now I’ve got to work on saving money for the hotel, flight, etc.  Makes a difference in the whole second job thing too.  Went to the eye doctor and I am going to have to buy reading glasses, and I had to order a pair of bifocals, or progressive lenses.  I’m actually excited for them though, I picked out some cool frames, and anything that will help me with reading is an important thing!

Coming up this week on the blog:

  • Promos:  Two Times Slain by Felisha Antonette, Letting Love Go by Katherine LeBoeuf, How We Fall by Melissa Toppen, Tethered by Jenn Marie, Love Me by Anna Brooks, Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche,  and Teenage Psychic on Campus by Pamela Woods-Jackson 
  • April Freebie Fair and Giveaway – Monday, April 18th
  • Author Spotlight:  Amy Gale
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Review:  Game Ender (Game #4) by BJ Harvey
  • Possible reviews:  Lifeblood by Gena Showalter, Nothing More and Nothing Less by Anna Todd, Wrong by Jana Aston, Facade by Nyrae Dawn, Every Little Thing by Samantha Young, Riveted by Jay Crownover, and Burned by Elisa Dane

Still working on Camp NaNoWriMo, even did a little writing while working at the cash registers at the bookstore tonight.  I was on track, but had no time to write this weekend, so I’m a bit behind, but I plan to get caught up this week.  I hope.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
 It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. As usual I have way too many free new e-books to share.
I still haven’t had a chance to get out my Apollycon swag.  Crazy busy as always.  I’m going to try again to cut back on buying books.  Part of that has to do with the whole issues last week at the bookstore.  Okay, here we go really quickly with my new books over the past two weeks.

Physical books:

Both of these I got through books for trade in a group on Facebook.  You do not know how excited I am to have Now I Rise.  Squeeeee!!!!

I won these two books from an extra giveaway during the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt.  Very excited!

These three are the ones I got through the Great Paperback Pay it Forward group on Facebook.  


So excited for all of these!!!

I’m sure there is a ton more I could share, but it is almost 10 pm here, so I should get to bed!  What did you add to your shelves the past weeks?        

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16 responses to “Sunday Post #85 and Stacking the Shelves April 16th, 2017

  1. Awesome that you are doing the Camp NaNo and writing. That's awesome. My blog and full-time writing job doesn't give me time to write creatively anymore, but I really love it. And you've been doing a lot here with writing and your second job.

    • Well, I wish my full time job was writing. Maybe, I do love my library job as my full time job though. I'm attempting the whole creative writing thing, not sure I'm any good, but for now I'm enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get a chance to do some more of the writing you want to do soon!

    • I'm very excited for it, even though it's almost a whole year away! I am hoping to get caught up this summer, and I am working really hard to not request or download new egalleys from Edelweiss or Netgalley unless I absolutely know I am going to read them. Thanks for visiting!

  2. That is great that you are doing the Camp NaNoWriMo. Budgeting…I love doing it but most don't. It is important and it sounds like you are on the right track. Congrats on your new reads. I am a bit jealous of your copy of Now I Rise.

    • I've got to budget, I need so much not to work a part time job anymore. One job is plenty, and blogging is almost like a second job now, one that I like, but still takes up time. I was so stoked to get Now I Rise! Thanks for visiting!

    • I'm guessing that editing someone else's work is much easier than doing your own. ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to see about getting going on an editing part time job if I can. I think I'd like it. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. YAY, you're coming to D.C.! I didn't sign up to be a volunteer mostly because I plan on attending in general and don't want to miss out on any of the good stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€ It'll be my first Apollycon!

    I can't wait to read Now I Rise! What a beautiful ARC. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Lisa!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Yay! I'm so excited I'll get to meet you! Of course I have to figure out how to save enough money to pay for the hotel and the airplane flight to get there. I'll probably do what I did for this year's Apollycon's plane ticket and ask for gift certificates to Southwest. I don't plan to bring as many books next year. I hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I was so happy to get Now I Rise. Thanks so much for visiting!

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