Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
So, let me tell you, this past week was crazy! And because of that, my plan to do a separate post for my Blogoversary did not pan out due to a really bad thunderstorm in my area on Tuesday morning. I was at work at the time, so I missed out on all the actual craziness. But, it knocked my power out from shortly after 8 am according to my neighbor, and I got home and there was still no power until about 8 pm. Of course that meant my internet and tv were out. But, thanks to the wires next to the house that had been knocked down by a tree, I actually lost internet and tv until Thursday. So I had two nights with no tv or internet, and my blogoversary was actually on Tuesday. Here are some pictures of the mess.
The first one is a picture of the wires down on the side of my house thanks to a huge limb from my neighbor’s tree. The middle picture is of the limb down in my backyard. And remember my neighbor who had a car crash through their fence a month or so ago? Well the third picture is part of their fence that got knocked down by the wind of the storm this past week.
My work week started off with working registration at my new school on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I went to the morning meetings for the first day of the district’s new teacher meetings. I got to meet some of the other new teachers for a short time. And we of course had the usual fun professional development activities mixed into the morning. This meme sums it up for me.
I finished up my first bulletin board/display too, it’s for our state award nominees to try to entice my high school students to read at least three by March 1st and vote!
I actually changed a few things since I took this picture, but this is it in a nutshell.
Books finished this week
Only bought one, actually ordered a few weeks ago, but finally they shipped the autographed copies!
E-galleys for Review:
What I’m watching:
I’m still working through Cruel Summer, but no internet/cable for the middle of the week meant I didn’t get much watched. And I finished season two of Driven. Friday night I went to see the movie Free Guy. I really enjoyed it. I realized as I was sitting and waiting for the movie to begin that I had been excited to see it since I saw the first preview in December of 2019. It was supposed to come out June of 2020, but just now came out this week.
Last Week’s Posts:
Reviews: Totally Folked by Penny Reid, Then You Saw Me by Carrie Aarons, He’ll Be Waiting by Liz Alterman, and two past due YA reviews: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly and Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: July 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in August
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Totally Folked (Good Folk: Modern Tales #1) by Penny Reid – closes tonight!
Finally what you’ve been waiting for, my Blogoversary giveaway!
Okay, so last, but not least, let’s do a giveaway for my blogoversary. This is my 12th year. It’s been a weird year. Didn’t get to meet any authors, and that’s one of my favorite things to do. I had planned to do a post with my top 12 favorite books from the past year, top 12 posts, etc. Well, internet issues kept that from happening. 🙁 But since I did take the time to choose my top 12 books, which was REALLY hard to narrow down, I am going to use those as the prizes. I will pick two winners, and they will get to pick one of the books from my top 12 choices below. I’ll send from Amazon if you are US, and The Book Depository if you are international. If you prefer, I can also send you a kindle version of that is what you like to read. I’m also going to throw in a third prize, a $10 Amazon GC.
Hint: There will be an option in the Rafflecopter to comment on the reviews below for an entry, one a day!
- Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
- How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
- Blue Hawaiian by Carla Luna
- Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
- Celebrity Dirt by J.D. Hollyfield
- Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
- The Mixtape by Brittainy Cherry
- Dewey Belong Together (Green Valley Library #7) by Ann Whynot
- A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
- These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
- Shine by Jessica Jung
- Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch
Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Thanks for helping me belatedly celebrate my 12th blogoversary! This giveaway will run until September 15th, because we must celebrate for a month’s worth of time, right?a Rafflecopter giveaway