Sunday afternoon I got to go play with some puppies at the breeder of my Argyle’s house, she is also a friend.
My friend also brought me a couple souvenirs from her trip to Mexico that she just got back from last week, my two favorite colors!
The passport holder has a pocket just for vaccination cards, so that is nice!
Monday and Tuesday at work were not bad. Same old same old really. But it was nice to have my assistant in the library with me both days. It is getting cold finally it seems. In fact, the whole week at work went by pretty quickly!
Thursday night my niece had a sort-of-dance recital. They didn’t have costumes, but they had two different classes do their dance twice and then after they were done, it was over and the next two classes and their families came into the small venue where they were holding it to watch their dance students.
Friday night I went to the movies and saw the new West Side Story. It was good, but since the story is basically a Romeo and Juliet retelling, the ending is kind of a downer.
Saturday morning I enjoyed a fun online party withe a new favorite author of mine, J.J. Knight. You can still win some prizes if you watch and answer the things she offers as giveaways before Monday here: https://www.facebook.com/jjknightauthor/videos/951619118777197
I also made my sign up post to participate in the Top 10 of 2021 HERE if you want to sign up yourself!
Then we finally got to have my nephew’s 4th birthday that evening. My brother and family are all over their mild cases of Covid thankfully. My 9 year old niece was excited to get to go back to school this past Monday and participate in her dance recital this week. My nephew was very happy with the gift I got him. My brother, his dad, had texted me after my nephew had barely been able to leave the store they saw it in because he was having too much fun playing with it.
The first two were for review posts for the author this past week. The other two are for an author review post this week and the last one for a blog tour this week.
Every year Meghan Quinn has added some blackout hardcover books to the collection. I have only bought one last year, but have decided I will just collect one each year that she does it. I don’t need all her books that way, just ones that I don’t own. This year I decided to get the See Me After Class book because I love the teacher series. I also have always wanted a t-shirt with her motto on it, and I couldn’t help but get the color changing cup and all the fun stickers! I really do need to start putting these stickers on things though. I’m so indecisive!
They redid the covers with hot guys, and I liked these original covers so I had to buy copies of the ones I didn’t already own.
I had earned my $25 gift card from my Barnes & Noble credit card, so I bought some Christmas gifts, but had enough left over and decided to buy this novella. I haven’t read any of the newer books in this series, need to do that some day! Maybe I’ll put them on my TBR Backlist challenge for 2022.
I won this from Anne at Books of My Heart‘s blogoversary!
I got an email from Audible.com saying they were giving me an extra credit this month. I hadn’t spent my credit for this month yet either, so I ended up getting these two.
All three for blog tours. I was worried about the last one, hadn’t heard anything, and then got it on Thursday! Started reading on Saturday and was hooked!
I did stop myself from clicking on some links to where there were a bunch of free books to pick from this week. So that’s a win I guess.
I’m participating in the Festivus swap again through Penny Reid’s Sharks of Awesome Facebook group again this year. My awesome partner got me a blanket with Duane Winston on it! Yay! I would have waited to open with the rest of the stuff, but it came in a Walmart package and I didn’t know what it was so I opened it and was so excited! So this isn’t a book, but it is book related! I am still waiting on the rest of my gifts for the Festivus swap as well as my #TBTBSanta swap to arrive. 🙁
Another thing to share that isn’t a book, I always love the Christmas post card that Penny Reid sends out! Got mine this week!
What I’m Watching:
As I mentioned above, I went to the movies and saw the new West Side Story. While I’ve never actually seen the original, I knew the story basically because it is based on Romeo and Juliet, and of course there are always pop culture references to it.
Giveaways to Check Out:
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: November 2021 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in December
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: Licking Her Christmas Cookies by Alina Jacobs