Weekly Wrap-Up #7

February 21, 2021 Weekly Wrap Up 10

Weekly Wrap-Up #7

Once again I’ll be linking this up with both Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality) and the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).

Last week we had one of the coldest weeks in a long, long time. Not only that, there was a ton of snow! And so, we ended up having good old fashioned, real snow days! Not just remote learning days, which we’ve had all year, but thanks to the rolling power outages, that were actually done on purpose, our school district canceled even remote learning for Tuesday and Wednesday. Then Thursday was the first official day I HAD to be back in the building, even though I’ve been going in to work throughout the whole school year. But it was the first day my co-librarian was back, as well as the people in the office they made in what used to be library storage space. So it meant I pretty much now have to wear a mask all day at work since I am no longer in my own area by myself. Next week we start some students back. We have about 20 seniors that are in danger of not graduating, so they’ll be starting back next week. Some of their teachers will be there. But when they are in classes that their teacher isn’t back in the building, as well as even part of the class time when they do have a teacher there, they will be sticking them in the library to do their virtual learning. So again, not just me and my co-librarian even. And on top of that, on Tuesday we have all of our 10th graders or 11th graders? coming into the building as well, to take the ACT. And on Thursday, we have to do a make up Pre-ACT for all the 9th graders to be in the building to take a test. I was supposed to get my second vaccination shot on Thursday, but will probably have to wait till Friday since I’m going to be one of the test proctors the whole day.

I got three new physical books this week. It was payday last weekend, and I might have gone a little bit overboard and bought three, although one of those hasn’t arrived yet.

I’ve already read Kiss My Cupcake, but I had a coupon for Barnes & Noble to use, so I decided to use it on that. The other book I’d already ordered. Gaby Triana is an author I’ve enjoyed her books in the past. Plus she does ghost writing, so I paid her to help me by rewriting the first two chapters of my YA novel to help me out. While I am not completely using what she changed, because some doesn’t fit exactly how I see one of my main character, other stuff she did definitely helped me.

I won a copy of an ARC or actually finished copy of this book from the new imprint Sterling Teen. I can’t wait to read this one! Had to find a spot to fit it into my blog schedule, but look for a review soon!

E-galleys/Audiobooks I got for review this week:

The last two are audiobooks that I got to review. The other three are e-galleys, two in the SmartyPants Romance series.

Free e-books:

Last week’s posts:

Reviews: The Dog Sitter by Zara Stoneley, Hard to Score by K. Bromberg, and Pushing You Away by Kennedy Fox, and I had a fellow teacher do a guest review for an ARC I got from a publisher, Muted by Tami Charles.

Promo posts: Book Blitz with Giveaway: A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt, Blog Tour with Giveaway: Battle of the Bullies by Fenyx Blue, Cover Reveal: Off Limits by L.A. Cotton, and Release Blast: Dawn by Aleatha Romig.

Weekly posts: Lisa’s Looking Forward To #97 – February 23rd, 2021

And I always like to remind people about my monthly wrap-up post giveaway, which is only up for one more week, so you can go enter it and read that HERE.

How was your week? Did you get any new books? Did this crazy snow and cold affect you wherever you are?

10 Responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up #7”

  1. Greg

    Wow that’s a lot going on at the school! I hope it all goes well. I really feel for the teachers and librarians and staff through all this. Take care this week!

    Your books look like a fun mix. 🙂

    • Lisa Mandina

      I was fortunate enough I didn’t have my power go out, but my parents did. It was only supposed to last for an hour or two, so that was good. Pay day used to be bad when I worked at the bookstore because that was every week with that paycheck, and then I’d go work and yeah, spend it. lol. Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Up until now when I’ve gone in to work I’ve been alone in the library pretty much, so I didn’t have to wear it. Not looking forward to the all day thing now. Oh well, guess that’s the Covid life now. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sam@wlabb

    Good luck going back to working with people in person again. I kind of like the approach your school is taking by brining in the kids who need it most. Is it me or is that guy on the Kissing & Telling cover everywhere lately?

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, we’ll see how it goes. I had a dentist appointment today, so missed out on the first day back with kids, and I guess only 13 seniors came back. And they spent most of their day in the library, so not sure what good that is doing them. Oh well. Hmm, he does look kind of familiar! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Having a couple legit snow days sounds awesome. Sorry you’ll have a lot more people at your work this week though. It would be a weird adjustment if you’re used to not having to wear a mask while working. I hope it goes well!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, I’ll just have to get used to it though. Who knows we might get all the students back in some form by the end of the school year and then there will be no break from it. Thanks for visiting!

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