Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
Honestly, this week was horrible. I can’t remember a single job I’ve ever had where I would have walked out on the first day if I could have financially afforded to. And what I hate is that it isn’t the people I work with. For the most part they are all really nice. Even my administrators have been so supportive and are actually jumping in and helping out with all the craziness of the technology stuff that has been turned over to be my job now. Well, when I say helping out, they’ve actually been kind of doing most of it while I try to get the online students sorted out and enrolled. All of the administrators have been so nice and asking how I’m doing and if there is anything they can do to make it easier. Honestly, they are doing a lot, and there’s really not much else they can do. But this job is so different from my last job. I’ve learned my lesson I think about the grass always being greener. In this case it was thinking I wanted back to Missouri, as well as the better salary. But at least at my last job I was doing library stuff almost completely. Yeah, I had to be in charge of a few study halls, and the mornings were crazy with 50-100 kids in the library every day. But I got to have teachers come in and I could work with the kids on what we had in the library, how to research, etc. Supposedly I’ll be doing some of that in the next week after hopefully all the laptop distribution stuff. However my library assistant has told me that the librarian who retired so that I got this job was doing the online learning stuff all the time, it took up most of her day. And right now I can totally see that. I’ve gone home every night, and cried in my car a little almost every day this week.
I need to quit dwelling though. Things can only get better, right? Excuse me for a minute while I knock on my hardwood floors to keep that last sentence from jinxing anything. Anyway, not much else this past week other than I got a hair cut and refreshed my color. Here is the before picture my hair dresser took with my attempted selfie later that night since she and I both forgot to have her take the after picture.
The first book was a very quick and fun, yet tearful read. The second book was good, but took a little longer to read. Mostly because of how crazy my work was this week and not feeling like reading before bed because I was so tired.
I didn’t buy any physical books, but I did get one that I won/picked for points earned on the Bookish First website. And they sent a finished copy instead of an ARC, so it will be going to my school library once I finish it! I didn’t realize this was part of a series in a way. All different retellings of classics. I’m excited for one that is listed as a retelling of The Great Gatsby, coming out in 2022.
E-galleys for Review:
Okay, so I really, really, really want a physical ARC of the middle one, I reached out to the publishers, I need it because I love all things BTVS, even have this whole shelf and a half in the picture below that is full of all my Buffy books. And I don’t care if the ARC doesn’t have the cover, I just want it so bad! But I also requested it on Netgalley as well as the one by Gretchen McNeil, another favorite author of mine. The last one above is for a blog tour that I’ll be posting my review on September 9th.
I also got signed up for an audiobook tour for a whole series, or at least the three that are already on audio. And I got the first book this weekend:
Only two this week, and one is actually just a sampler, first chapters of all the books in this next launch of the SmartyPants Romance books, which will be really getting my reading schedule packed the next two months!
What I’m Watching
So the last two episodes of the show Cruel Summer had some major twists and turns and whooooooaaaaaa moments. They definitely need another season though, because it left us with a lot of questions!
I also gave in and finally watched The Kissing Booth 3. Honestly, it left me a bit disappointed in the ending. While most of the movie had a lot of the same fun moments, I loved the flash mob scene, and also a lot of the emotional parts that tears streaming down my face, the ending was very unsatisfactory for me. I get that she needed to make the decision she did. And that’s great and all and a good example for girls getting ready to graduate high school and go to college and be on their own. But I need a real HEA. Even when I was a girl that age, I would have known that if the ending was a bit fantastical and unrealistic, that is okay, because it is FICTION! I hate that people think teens can’t separate fiction from their expectations of the real world. Yeah, there are some who can’t, but there are also a lot of adults who can’t, as we’ve come to see for sure this past year or so. I even did my very first discussion post on my blog in 2016 on this very topic HERE. But I digress. It was good, and you may be okay with the ending, and even if you’re not, it is a small part of the overall good show.
Giveaways to checkout:
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: July 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in August
- Don’t forget it is my 12th blogoversary this month! And the giveaway for that is right HERE.
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Eyes of the Forest by April Henry