Sunday Post #92 and Stacking the Shelves June 21st, 2020

Posted June 20, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post / 23 Comments

It’s been two years since I’ve participated in The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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.  But I wanted to share some things because I’ve got a lot of giveaways going on right now, and I also just have been in the mood to do this as well as a Stacking the Shelves post as below.

Obviously things have changed a lot from the last time I did one of these. The big thing right now is the debate over when movie theaters open back up. My favorite theater, AMC, originally came out saying they would not require guests to wear masks. Of course that led to a lot of public outcry, and they came back and changed it to say they would. Now, I get the masks in the lobby, but once in the theater, I am not going to be able to eat popcorn or enjoy the movie while wearing a mask. And if we’re going to be socially distancing the seating, it seems that they need to think about that. I mean they do make their money from the concessions, even with how expensive the ticket is, that’s not where they make any money until after a movie has been out for a long time and they’ve sold a certain number of tickets. So they are going to either have to increase the price of tickets, or else, change so you don’t have to wear a mask once inside the theater. We’ll see how it all ends up.

Any way, like I said, I kind of want to remind you about the different giveaways I’ve got going on right now:

All of these giveaways are open till the end of June.

My reviews for this past week:

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.
 It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  A few of these actually night have come in a week or two ago, but since I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, I wanted to share them all.

  • A Beardy Bonus was ordered back in April I think, maybe the end of March. Finally arrived, and while I’ve probably read or listened to some of the extra stories in there, I know there are some I haven’t.
  • My Bare Lady and The Treble With Men – I won these two from the author on Facebook a month or so ago. They also finally arrived. I read and loved both of these SmartyPants Romance entries. If you click on their titles, I’ve linked you to my reviews.
  • Fumbled by Alexa Martin and Clap When You Land are the books I purchased as part of the #blackoutbestsellerlist and #blackpublishingpower goal this past week to purchase two books, at least, by black authors.
  • White Fragility is one I’d ordered about two weeks or more ago and it finally came in.
  • In the front you see little postcards from the author of The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly. She was offering them on Twitter, so I reached out and asked for some to pass out to my students next school year if we get to go back.

I got this book from the publisher, it comes out in October, so it’s on my ARC shelf for now!

So that’s going to be my first weekly wrap-up since 2018. How was your week?

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23 responses to “Sunday Post #92 and Stacking the Shelves June 21st, 2020

  1. I had ordered Clap When You Land before the #blackoutbestseller list, but that finally came in this week. The books I DID order were Ghost Boys and Get A Life, Chloe Brown. I’m excited for all of them! I also got White Fragility this week – it was a giveaway win.

    I’m not looking to go to the movies anytime soon, but I get how it wouldn’t be feasible for people to keep masks on DURING the movie, with snacks and everything. I guess they just need to spread people out as much as possible, and try and enforce mask wearing outside of the actual theater – lobby, etc.


    • Lisa Mandina

      I know I’m in the minority with the mask thing. And I will totally wear one if I have to. But, I just don’t want to spend the movie to watch a movie at a theater and wear a mask. I will just continue from home. But that’s me. I understand a lot of people don’t want to get out yet. I know the theater is supposed to only be doing like 30% seating, so that should keep everyone separated too.

  2. I’m not sure how I feel about theaters at the moment. I LOVE going to movies even though lately I haven’t been as much (honestly, the price does make hold off on all but the ones I want to see the most) but I love the experience, and I do miss going. I hadn’t really thought about it like that though. How am I gonna eat my popcorn with a mask lol??? Seriously though, whatever happens I do hope we can enjoy movies again soon. 🙂

    Have a great week!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, it is something difficult to think about. Since I’m single, I had the A-List pass through our AMC theaters, so I paid $20 a month to see up to 3 movies a week. That was a great deal for me. Now though, I won’t pay that to sit with a mask on. I can sit at home and watch a movie and enjoy my popcorn until things get back to close to normal. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Danielle Hammelef

    I’m happy you participated in the purchase of books by black authors. I also did–With the Fire on High is on it’s way and so is Just Mercy. Hope you have a great week, Lisa!

  4. For now, I’d skip going to the movies. I don’t think I could sit in a theater for two hours or so with a mask. I’d have trouble breathing. I’ve heard many places are opening drive ins. I’d love that. But, for the most part, I’ll watch movies at home. It’s more comfortable for me 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!

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    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, I can’t sit with the mask for that long, especially not when I’m trying to enjoy a movie. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      The movies are something I could do on my own. I miss the whole environment of them. But I will wait if I have to wear a mask, means it is better to just stay home and watch on my tv. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh wow, I’ve been so absent from the blogosphere lately and I’ve missed a lot around here!! Sorry about the AMC thing, but I definitely get where they’re coming from–I’m guessing lots of people wouldn’t feel comfortable going to the theater if they weren’t requiring masks. But I understand why it’s frustrating if you’re already social distancing.

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    • Lisa Mandina

      I understand why they did it, but it also will keep me from going to the movies for now. Seems like you’ve been busy creating your art and also taking care of a puppy! Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      True. I figure as long as they are really keeping everyone socially distanced by at least 6 feet, once you’re in the theater, unless you get up to go to the restroom or something, you shouldn’t need it, but that’s just my thoughts. Oh well. Things are going to change a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hi there Lisa!

    I just typed you this lovely reply, and then lost everything again! I have a class now, so will try to chat a bit later again.

    Hope you get to go to the movies real soon. I don’t know if the movies will open again in South Africa….

    Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, they say the movies are going to open next month, but we’ll see what actually happens. Sorry you lost your reply, I hate when that happens! Hope you have a lovely week as well, and thanks for returning the visit!

  7. The theater thing is very confusing. I’m not convinced I would even enjoy a movie in a theater right now. With a mask, I’d be frustrated about the drink/popcorn situation, and without a mask, I’d be sitting there paranoid I would catch the virus. I imagine I’ll just stay at home and watch movies on demand until things get back to normal, lol.

    • Lisa Mandina

      It’s one of my favorite series, but you are right about some parts maybe getting a little slow? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did in the end. If not, I totally get it! We all have what we prefer in books. Thanks for stopping by!

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