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.
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?