Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
Things are slowing down a teeny-tiny bit this week. Although on Friday my library assistant was gone for the day and things seemed to all pile on that day. Thursday we had no students and had a professional development day. I got to just work in my library that afternoon, and I got my banned books display put up. I can’t get a very good shot of it, but here is a picture:
I don’t have a lot of shelves or display shelves anyway, so I had to use the top of my graphic novel/manga section. There are just bulletin boards above them, so that made it nice for hanging posters.
One thing I HAVE to change/fix is that they’ve always just cataloged the books by the first three letters of the author’s last name. But then when shelving, it hasn’t looked at anything past those three letters. To the point where sometimes books by the same author weren’t necessarily even grouped together, and like a book by the author Clavell might be on a shelf before Clare. I was having such trouble finding things when I went to help students find books, that I ended up just going through and fixing them all myself, and I am going to eventually go in and reprint the spine labels so they will be labeled with full last names. And something I’ve never really been a fan of, I now thing that I might genre-fy my fiction. With the type of students at the school where I’m at, I think I’ll get more use out of the library if they can go look in a mystery section, a science fiction section, kind of similar to a bookstore. That’s a project for later though.
Saturday I had an all day online writer’s conference. When I signed up it said from 9-6, but I forgot that was Eastern times, and that actually it would start at 8 am. Come about 7:30 when I set my alarm, I decided sleep sounded better than what the first session I had signed up for was, so I slept in and started in during the second session. There were some really good sessions. The second one I went to about querying with a couple of agents actually gave me an idea for what I want to do for NaNoWriMo this year, maybe. We’ll see! And then there was one on using Scrivener. I’ve used it, but have had questions. The session on that had some great tips and things that I didn’t realize I could do with it, so it was definitely useful.
I’m having to once again speed through books to keep up with the SmartyPants Romance releases! I did actually have one DNF this week, but I will wait to share that until later.
Got quite a few physical books this week!
The first picture is for a blog tour review coming up in October. The second picture was an exciting surprise box of ARCs from Sourcebooks Fire. It has been a long time it seems since I got a box from them. Two of them that I’ve been eagerly awaiting based on the authors and the third a new one to give a try!
While I got to read this one as part of the author’s ARC team, there was a pre-order swag prize you got if you shared your receipt. I got my book already, just waiting for the swag now!
E-galleys for review:
What I’m Watching:
Well, this week has been a crazy one and I have been doing so much more reading because of all the books I need to get caught up on for blog tours. I am giving the new season of Dancing with the Stars a chance, but I am not really a big fan of Tyra Banks, and I do always get bored with this show I think. I did end up even zoning out this first episode. So we’ll see if I continue. And I was VERY excited for a new season of Survivor to start, and I already have one contestant I do not like.
Saturday night I could not find anything I wanted to watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime, but then when I started scrolling through Hulu, I found a movie I’d wanted to see when it came out, but it was only at one small theater in my town and only for like one week. So I finally got to watch My Friend Dahmer.
Giveaways to check out:
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: August 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in September – this ends on Thursday at midnight!
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: Mistle Text: ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas …(An Accidentally in Love Story #5) by Melanie Summers & Whitney Dineen