Since St. Patrick’s was this past week I’m using this image again! Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer) and with Stacking the Shelves (hosted by Reading Reality).
Another week without my assistant, will try not to complain too much this time. I did mention to the assistant principal about my concern that they won’t get me any sub or anything while she’s gone. He said he would also mention it to the principal, but he doubted, like I do, that anything can/will be done.
Sunday night after we had move the clocks forward for Daylight Savings, for some reason I couldn’t seem to get to sleep. One of my dogs started having some tummy issues about halfway through the night too, so I also was worried about her and that didn’t help me get much sleep either.
Monday I kept checking the camera I have on the dogs while I was at work to make sure she didn’t seem to be getting sick. At home that night she slowly seemed to be getting more like normal. Although the other dog was eating grass right after I got home. By the end of the evening she seemed mostly back to her normal self. I did get another display done. March is national crafting month. I didn’t find a ton of crafting books in my library, but I pulled together what I could for this small display:
Tuesday, another day like the rest at school by myself. My dog Dora seemed to be back to normal by the time I got home. Spent the evening reading to get ready for a review I had to have ready to go Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, got some things done in my library, more weeding, etc. Since I’d had some issues with my usual hairdresser when I saw her back at the beginning of the year, I’d made an appointment to see one of my college sorority sisters who actually does hair at a salon only a block or less away from my house. I’m satisfied with what she did. She had some things to fix from my last appointment with my other hairdresser, so I am not the redhead I want to be just yet again.
Thursday I got a few things done around the library. There is another leak in the ceiling above my office, one of the tiles was really drooping like it was full of water. But they took it down and there wasn’t a ton of water that came down thank goodness. I got some more weeding done too. After school was our monthly staff meeting. We can fill out little papers for “shout-outs” for other staff members that we feel have done a good job or helped us in some way. I got one from the counselors, which was much appreciated as crazy as things have been. I think they also did one for me last time we had a staff meeting, but I wasn’t at that one, I’d taken the day off.
Friday was a pretty slow day in the library. Our principal has given us some kind of treat almost every Friday this school year, and about once a month it is these delicious donuts from a local bakery. I woke up Friday morning hoping that is what it would be, and it was! I picked the yummy red velvet you see below. Quite often there are extras left over and I go back after lunch and grab a second chocolate glazed covered with chocolate frosting and mini-M&M’s. Unfortunately there were none left over when I went back to check.
Saturday was the day they were finally going to deliver my new exercise bike. Now I’d asked for later in the day hours because of work, but on the weekdays they had available, they would call and give me morning hours. So when I finally picked Saturday, when I got the times, it was 3:30-5:30 pm, which were the perfect times for week days, but kind of right in the middle of my Saturday. They got to my house shortly after 5, and weren’t done till a little before 6. So I didn’t get started right away. Here is my new exercise bike!
The first was an ARC I got from the publishers for a review, which I posted on Monday. The second was an audiobook of an author I finally read and loved a short story by, so I found this quick audiobook and now I know I have to read more of her books! Also very excited to meet her at Book Bonanza in July now. The third was another e-galley I got from being on the author’s review team. Loved it, review posted on Wednesday. And the fourth was another audiobook, an author that I’m hoping to see again at Book Bonanza, so decided to get more of her books read as well. The fifth book was for another review this past week, on Thursday. The last book I fit in for one of my Challenge goals, my Series Ender goal.
I finally got to read a book by Sarah Ready, Josh and Gemma Make a Baby, back in January and now I know I want to read all her books! So I went ahead and did my best to fit this next one into my blog schedule. And then of course I’m thrilled to read the next hockey book by Teagan Hunter! Both of these are for reviews next week! The third one is for a review blog tour in May. The last one is kicking off the next round of SmartyPants Romance books! Review coming next month I believe!
Most of these were free on Amazon Kindle. I think all except the first two might have only been free on March 17th though. In My Heart was from the author’s newsletter, I already had it, but I liked this cover better, and there were updates to it I guess. The last one is a prequel that is free on Amazon as well.
Well, when an anniversary hardback edition was offered up by one of my favorite authors, Tara Sivec, I had to buy it. It came wrapped all pretty as you see on the left, and inside was a fun bookmark and the little inscription I won’t share, but if you read Tara Sivec’s books, you probably have an idea of how funny it was.
I also got a finished copy of a book that I have an ARC to read next week. I’ll take the finished copy and donate it to my school library, since I’ve spent all my money to meet the budget deadline, I would have had to wait until next year otherwise.
I won a copy of Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter from Anne over at Books of My Heart and it arrived on Saturday.
And I’ve been wanting a physical copy of the final copy in the Port Snow series by Meghan Quinn, but for the longest time you couldn’t find it anywhere. Well someone in her group on Facebook posted that they’d just ordered it, so I immediately had to go and order it myself. lol It came this week too.
What I’m Watching
I really liked the second episode of Outlander‘s new season. Between Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction talking about rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her daughter, and one of the stars of the show talking about how last week was the 25th anniversary of the first episode, I decided to start watching again. It’s so funny to see how young some of the actors were at the beginning. Especially David Boreanaz.
Now, it was annoying watching this on Hulu and having to see the commercials since I don’t pay for premium, then I realized I could watch it without that on YouTube TV, now that I pay for that. But while I was starting to do that, I saw the ad to continue watching The Underground Railroad show on Amazon Prime. I haven’t read the book by Colson Whitehead, but I’d thought the tv show sounded good too. I started it at one time, but didn’t get caught up in it right away, I think I must have been playing on my phone and didn’t actually watch it. But now I have started and it is really good!
Giveaways to Enter
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: February 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in March
How was your week? Did you do anything for St. Patrick’s Day? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books?