Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
This past week wasn’t too bad. Some good things, some annoying things, but mostly just hot outside. I did get to have lunch with a friend that I hadn’t really seen since last summer. Back then she and I got lunch and ate at her house. This time we were able to go out to a restaurant and eat there. Of course it couldn’t be the Chinese buffet that we used to always meet up at, because, yeah, who is eating at buffets right now?
Saturday we celebrated one of my sisters’ birthday early since my dad and step-mom are going to visit my other sister who lives in Scotland on Monday, and they will be gone for a whole month.
I got an email from the American Library Association committee I’ve been working on for the last two years thanking me for my service and reminding me my term is up the end of this month. I think instead of necessarily trying to get back onto another committee for that, I’m going to try to get involved in my state school library association again, now that my job is back in Missouri where I live. The Kansas school library association wasn’t really anything like what Missouri has, so I never really got too involved with them. But while I was still teaching, and trying to get a school library job, one thing I did was get really involved with MASL, and I wasn’t able to serve on any committees or anything since I wasn’t a librarian at the time. The one thing they did let me do is be part of the reading selection group for choosing the state award nominees. In fact I believe my first few entries on this blog back when I started had to do with the books I read back then for that.
Oh yeah, one really good thing, I think it is good anyway, about this week is that I got out to a library and I got some writing done! Not only did I get a little more writing done, I was able to do some outlining to finish up the novel I was working on. My July writing goal is going to be to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and hopefully finish up that novel. I want to get it complete so I can really then go back and start revising and editing and find a beta reader to help me out.
I also got all my email subscribers moved over to a new site now that Feedburner is going away. You can read my post about that HERE.
Got some reading done this week too. Not as many as last week, three read and finished, and one audiobook.
I didn’t buy any physical books this week (not for myself anyway), however I did do a little splurging on the Audible sale.
A couple are the starters to series by authors I’ve read before and love. Room for More is the sequel to a book I read and haven’t read on in the series yet. And Flirtasaurus, one of my top reads of 2020, I decided for the price I’d like to listen to the audio version of it as well.
I joined in this past week to the Top Ten Tuesday theme of Bookish Wishes and listed a top 10 of books I was hoping for, and then I went and granted about three different bloggers wishes. I was lucky and got one of my wishes granted with this one! Thank you to Laura at Literacious!
E-galleys for Review:
The first one I’ve already read and reviewed. I’m listening to the second one for a review in July, and just started reading the third one on Saturday. The last one is for a review in July as well.
What I’m Binge-watching:
I noticed some other people talking about this in their weekly wrap-up posts and I thought it would be fun to do. Of course I’m always rewatching Outlander, and I did rewatch the whole Bridgerton series over the last two weeks as well. The two newer ones are Them – which I just finished. That one I can say took a while to finish, because while it had a horror aspect to it, it had some realistic storyline about racism and that was hard to watch at times. And then last night I finished Panic – which was brought to my attention by Greg at Book Haven. Let me tell you what, I really liked Panic, and am highly recommending it, especially after episode 5! Here are the trailers for the two main ones this week. While I’ve read and enjoyed other books by Lauren Oliver, I haven’t ever read Panic, but now I kind of want to!
Last week’s posts:
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: May 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in June
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke
- Release Blitz with Giveaway: Something Like Hate by Harloe Rae
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: Other People’s Butterflies by Cora Ruskin
How was your week? Did you get any good books? Did you get swept up by the Audible sale like I was? Are you binging any tv series you’d recommend?