Weekly Wrap-Up #19

Posted June 6, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Weekly Wrap Up / 9 Comments

Weekly Wrap-Up #19

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

Technically, in a way, this is going to be a multi-week wrap-up, at least with the number of books I’ve added. I did do a monthly wrap-up earlier this week, so I won’t do all the other stuff though. What with having vertigo two weeks ago, then being in Branson last weekend, I just had to take a break from some blogging.

The car I traded in is still in limbo with the Hyundai people having cashed the check from Nissan to pay it off, but not crediting it to my account yet. Last I heard though, it should be taken care of within a week.

I had my first meeting with my new school district. This was just getting info from the district office about insurance and getting a badge, etc. It’s kind of cool that if I want, they offer pet insurance! I also found out that one of the transcripts I’d paid for back in March to have sent hadn’t made it yet, so I reached out to that college about getting it sent again. Also my school district I just finished with is being kind of difficult about getting evidence of employment sent because most of those people are still working from home I guess. So when I tried to stop by the old district’s office this past week to get the form filled out, no one was there. They have some website they say all employment verification has to go through. And it’s not very easy to use so far. But I have to get all that taken care of so that I can still have my job next year and get on the salary schedule where I should be. It does look for sure like I won’t need a second job next year with the raise I’m getting, so that is nice.

In Branson, I was able to kind of split off from my family and go do the shopping I wanted to do. Which meant I was bad and went to the Book Warehouse store. Which means I added books I probably really did not need to. But hey, that’s my addiction, right?

New Books:

So this was my trip to the Book Warehouse Outlet store, and actually I had two others, one I already owned, and one I’d already read. The one I already owned I’m putting in my monthly giveaway pile, the other I just put on the shelf.

Books I bought at Dollar Tree, I haven’t read either of these yet:

Book I won from posting on Instagram for Valentine PR and Grey’s Promotions, it’s one I’ve already read as an e-galley, but now I have a physical copy of a book by one of my favorite authors:

ARCs or books for review that I received:

I actually already had an ARC of The Lucky List, and posted my review this past week HERE. I don’t know that I’ll get to Indestructible Object since it comes out on June 15th and I am kind of behind on my books I have scheduled. But I’ll definitely keep it to put in my new school library for my students. And I think I signed up for a review for 21 Questions, just need to find in my blogging calendar when that is!

Got a finished copy of this one for a blog tour. I think my review will be on June 14th. It’s up after the next 3 books I’ve got to get read and finished for reviews this week.

So this one is kind of cool. It is actually the second published poetry book by my co-librarian from the school I just finished working at. He gave it to me as my going away gift with a nice little note inside. I’m not a big poetry reader, but I find it neat to read by someone I know. What’s really cool about this is that one of our students at our school, Sumner Academy, actually designed the cover for my co-librarian.

E-galleys for Review:

The last one is an audiobook that I’m listening to right now. Unfortunately they had it through SoundCloud, which I can’t get the book into the app on my phone, so I have to open up the file in the browser in my car where I listen to audiobooks.

New Audiobooks:

Technically the second one is for review, but I am actually not really liking it, so probably won’t be finishing it. But both were from Audible, so I grouped them together.

Free E-books:

Now I actually have a physical copy of The Studying Hours by Sara Ney, but I couldn’t resist this free ebook with the fun new cover. I also loved the book I read by Brittainy Cherry so when The Mixtape was an Amazon First read for Prime members, I was torn between it and Have We Met? by Camille Baker. The really awesome thing is that we got to pick TWO First Reads this month, so those were the two I picked.

Last Week’s Posts:

Reviews: A Kiss for a Kiss by Helena Hunting, The Lucky List by Rachel Lippincott, Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke, and L-L-L-Little Reviews: 6 Overdue Audiobook ReviewsBeard in Mind by Penny Reid, Love, Lacey Donovan by Jill Brashear, Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, Ready Player Two (Ready Player One #2) by Ernest Cline, and Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone

Promo Posts: Excerpt Reveal: Something Like Hate by Harloe Rae and Blog Tour with Author Q&A: Forgive Us by E.T. Gunnarsson


Final Thoughts:

How were the last couple of weeks for you? I’m going to hopefully be able to go check out a lot of your posts this week! Did you get any new books?

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9 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up #19

  1. That’s kind of exciting that your new job will allow you to only work one job. More time for other things. I downloaded Beach Reads too. I bought and read a few of the stories, but the others looked good too. It’s total steal.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I wish I had time to start it. But I’ve got so many other review books on the schedule. At some point I need to figure out how to quit signing up myself for so many reviews. lol

    • Lisa Mandina

      Thanks! Lots to get done. Kind of glad I’m not working a second job this summer too. That will help me get some stuff done.

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yep. Just the paperwork from the old school district that seems to be the worst. Oh well. Very excited for it all! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Branson sounds fun! I want to go there, some family members have been there a few times and love it. Sorry to hear about the vertigo though!

    • Lisa Mandina

      It’s a nice fun little place to go. Just be prepared to deal with the traffic. Or learn to find all the back roads and ways around it! 🙂 Thanks for visiting. I’m so glad to be over the vertigo, for now.

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