Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
Hmm, once again another week has gone by in a blur! I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted. In fact I only had one day that I actually did any writing this week. It was supposed to be a writing date with a friend, but we hadn’t seen each other in person in a while, so I only got 1000 words written by the time we settled down to that part of the afternoon.
It was hot again this past week, but then it decided to rain on the day I had planned to mow, so my mowing had to wait till Saturday.
With my writing, I decided that I needed a better printer at home. For one thing, so I can print out a bunch of pages at a time. For another thing, I want to be able to print pictures at home too sometimes. And also so I can print color pages for work, etc. I had one of those Epson Ecotank printers that I bought right after I first moved into my house two years ago, but I’ve never really been satisfied with it. It’s definitely not photo quality, and it can’t do a lot of pages very quickly. I went to Nebraska Furniture Mart, and found one I’d been looking at online for a lot cheaper because it was one they were discontinuing.
I’m also excited for back to school supplies! Had to buy this dinosaur notebook that I saw at Target too. I’ve been thinking about what I might do for the teachers when they come back to school. I was going to have my former student who started her own small business making cookies do some book cookies for me. Unfortunately when I reached out to her, she said her husband is going to be deploying soon, so they’re trying to spend as much time together before then and she’s not taking any orders till September. I’ll probably just get some candy I guess instead to put in little bags with little cards then.
I got 2 e-galleys and an audiobook finished this past week.
If you are a Tara Sivec fan, or have heard about how Passionflix just finished filming the movie of her book Seduction and Snacks, then you might know that Love and Lists is kind of the next generation in that series. It is the son Gavin from the first books. It was hilarious! Tasty Mango was good and my review for that posted earlier today if you want to check it out. 5 Rounds was good, and I’ll be posting my review as part of a blog tour on Monday.
I didn’t buy any books this week! Yay for me and my checkbook! It was payday on the 15th though, so I might have bought some more tickets, as well as raffle tickets in the Book Bonanza raffle. If you’re interested in that, there are great prizes and the money they raise all goes to a great cause. This year it is buildOn whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. You can go HERE to check that out.
ARCs for Review:
Only one this week. But it was one I had reached out to the publisher and specifically requested, so yay!
E-galleys for Review:
I’m actually hoping to get a physical copy of Our Violent Ends later this year, but the publisher went ahead and sent me the Netgalley digital version for now.
What I’m Binge-Watching:
Not a binge-watch, but I did go to the movies and saw Black Widow. It wasn’t bad.
I’ve been going back and watching the first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I also started the Fear Street Netflix series, just the first one so far. and I’m not sure I like the drug use in it, but I liked the little bit about B. Dalton bookstore at the beginning. I’m also not sure why they think certain things since stuff started before the girl touched the bones of the witch, but what do I know? And to be fair, I didn’t read the books, they actually came out after I was out of high school I think, so not really my time.
And it they are doing a new type of American Horror Story, calling it American Horror Stories. The first two episodes went back to the murder house, and weren’t exactly what the show was, but still were interesting.
Last Week’s Posts:
Promo posts: Excerpt Tour: Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley, Blog Tour Excerpt: The Do-Over by Melissa MacKinnon, Narrator Reveal with Giveaway: You Spin Me (Boston Classics #3) by Karen Grey, Blog Tour: The Best Man (From Connemara With Love #1) by A.S. Kelly, and Book Blitz with Giveaway: Backup Offer (Stewart Realty #9) by Liz Crowe
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: June 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in July
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Mixtape by Brittainy Cherry
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Tell Me S’more (The Campfire Series #4) by Beth Merlin
- Narrator Reveal with Giveaway: You Spin Me (Boston Classics #3) by Karen Grey
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: Backup Offer (Stewart Realty #9) by Liz Crowe
How was your week? Did you get any good books? Are you binging any tv series you’d recommend?