So we had two days with students back in the building this past week. And one of those days was a half day. And let me tell you, I’m exhausted! It was seriously like the first week of a school year. Getting used to having the kids there again and actually having more of a set schedule. And having to wear the mask pretty much all day with people in the library all day. I try to go back in the stacks and work on inventory away from everyone when I can, and I feel like it’s okay to not constantly wear the mask when I’m back there. I am vaccinated, so that makes me feel a little better about it as well. But I’m getting what they call “maskne” right now. It’s not fun.
April is Camp NaNoWriMo, and while I set a goal of 20,000 words to hopefully finish one of my stories that I need to finish, I have yet to do any writing, and I should be doing about 667 words a day. :-(. I did however get a beta read from Hot Tree Editing through a package I bid on and won in a charity auction. I got my YA novel all pulled together, because as I revise it, I tend to just retype into another document so I keep the old one. I think I need to quit doing that though. I sent it off today. We shall see how well it goes. It is one that if I can get it polished up, I want to start reaching out to either agents or publishers.
On the job front, this is the week that the school board at the district that offered me the new job will meet and my hiring should get approved. Then I can officially tell my new district and really get excited.
This was a big physical book week for me. First, there was a great deal on a series by one of my favorite authors, Helena Hunting, on paperbacks. The deal was almost as good as my employee discount at the bookstore used to be. And I couldn’t pass it up.
Then, I kept hearing so many good things about this book, The Firekeeper’s Daughter, that I just gave in and went and bought a personal copy instead of waiting for my school library order to come in. I mean, not that I’ve picked it up yet, but still. And while I was at the bookstore, I saw the cool special Epic Reads edition cover of another favorite book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, and so I had to buy it as well.
And I got some awesome bookmail on Saturday! I got an ARC I’d been really hoping for since I got a really cool box with an ARC by this author last year. Here is my Instagram post for it:
I got two e-galleys to read for blog tours this week:
I got several free ebooks, and one that I bought for 99 cents after seeing an ad that made it look cute.
So the Thick Thighs Save Lives was the one I bought for 99 cents and it was a novella and short and sweet, but not a lot to it. I’ll do a review soon. Only the Pretty Lies is the Amazon First Reads this week.
Last Week’s Posts:
Promo Posts: Cover Reveal: Friends With Benedicts by Staci Hart, Blog Tour Excerpt with Giveaway: Dare (Pixieland Diaries #3) by Christina Bauer, Cover Reveal: Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn, Cover Re-reveal for The Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox, Cover Reveal: The Sin of Kissing You (Falling #2) by Maya Hughes, Cover Reveal: You Spin Me (Boston Classics #3) by Karen Grey, and Audiobook Blog Tour: Love, Lacey Donovan by Jill Brashear
Weekly Posts: Lisa’s Looking Forward To #103 – April 6th, 2021
How was your week? Did you get any new books?
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