Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
Can you believe July is over? I was so ready for it to get here for Book Bonanza, but wasn’t ready for the rest of it to go by so fast!
So Sunday started out not great, woke up to find out one of the dogs had puked in the bed and I hadn’t heard them, and I didn’t know which one. So that meant I had to take all the sheets off, and the mattress cover had to be washed too. My second bedroom is currently a mess, piled all the things on that bed that had been under my bed before I got the adjustable bed frame. So I tried sleeping on my living room couch because there is a ceiling fan in there. But it is not comfortable for sleeping. So I went to the chaise lounge I have in my office where there is not a ceiling fan. That was finally okay until the dog got sick on there, and this time I knew which dog, even though she didn’t wake me up. So Sunday morning was up and down cleaning up things. All day I spent keeping an eye on her hoping she’d get over it. Sunday night dinner at my mom’s was fun as I played around with the Google trick where you can show an animal in the room with you. My niece and nephew had requests!
Oh yeah, and one of my favorite authors was using a quote from my review to promote her new book before it came out! Here is a snapshot I took of the ad from Facebook:
Monday morning was nice and rainy for sleeping in. My dog Dora while she had thrown up one more time early evening Sunday slept all night and seemed to be feeling better in the morning thankfully. I met my friend for a “writing” date, which I made a blogging date instead. One last one before I had to go back to school. I stopped by a teacher supply store out by where we had our lunch and got some new borders and stuff. You can see my dog Argyle checking the new stuff out as I tried to set up the picture.
Tuesday was another nice rainy morning for sleeping in. But neither rain had strong enough winds to bring down that branch still just hanging in my back yard. I spent the day doing some cleaning out of my second bedroom and some mopping. Took the dogs to get their nails trimmed. And just hung out for the rest of the day basically.
Wednesday was my first day back, and it was really a day of nothing I could really do because they still need to put all the shelves back in. They started bringing the boxes of book in, but I can’t do anything till I have the shelves to put them on. I also found out that there was a bit of a flood on the second floor and it came through the ceiling of the classroom where some books were, and so there are what looked like 20 boxes of books that could be damaged. 🙁 Not looking forward to finding out what books they were. Here are pictures I took of our new carpet.
Thursday was basically more of the same as Wednesday. We did put barcodes on textbooks we’d had to send away to get rebound because they were falling apart. We had a little rain most days this week it seemed, but I was able to get out after work and mow, and it wasn’t terrible hot, and there was a little bit of a breeze, although it was pretty muggy.
Friday I had to go to Columbia, Missouri, which is about 2 hours away from Kansas City where I live, for a Professional Development day and a meeting for the Reader Award committee I’m working on for the Missouri Association of School Librarians. While I was gone they put in our new “circulation” desk. I have that in quotation marks because really it isn’t a true circulation desk, but two office desks. But I’m okay with that, just have to see where/how we can put a book return in! Here are the pictures she sent me. I can’t wait to get in Monday to start moving in to my new desk! You can see in the left picture of both my desk and my library clerk’s desk that on the right side of the picture, all our shelves and tables are still that wood finish, so not everything matches. We didn’t get all new furniture unfortunately.
Saturday I got up earlier than normal because I had made an appointment to get some bloodwork done. I had asked my doctor to order it, but never got her to. And I have a friend who does health and nutrition and she is helping me by looking at my bloodwork to help me figure out what I can do with diet and vitamins or iron deficiency, etc., to help. If you’re interested in seeing what she does, here is a link to her site: Elusive Iron.
This first two were for blog tours this past week. The second was an ARC I was lucky enough to get from the author and I posted my review this past week as well. The 4th one was an audiobook. And the 5th one is for a blog tour review this Monday.
New Additions to My Library
So on my first day back at school I walked in to find two envelopes from publishers on my desk. And there was a copy of this book in both of them! Not only that, but I just did a book trade on Twitter and this was one of the books they traded with me. So I will have two extra copies of it I guess! I might try to see if I can trade one back on Twitter for someone else and then put the third in my giveaway.
The publisher had reached out to me about this one because I enjoyed this author’s book Love & Olives. Which reminds me I need to watch the movie about the first book in that series!
These two were from Sync this week and you can get them this week for free, until Thursday, if you go sign up HERE.
First is for a blog tour review in September. The second and third are for an author ARC team review later this month and a blog tour review later this month.
The first two were for signing up for an author’s newsletter I think. The last three were all free on Amazon.
I loved the first book in this series, it was one of my favorites! I did get an e-galley of this second book, and the publishers sent me a finished copy as well! I hope to read and post a review later this week!
This one came from the publisher for a blog tour I’m doing at the end of August I believe.
I read and reviewed this for a blog tour on July 21st HERE. But I love the special edition covers. I own two of the other books in the series, need to just buy the one before this one came out and I’ll have the whole set so far!
What I’m Watching
Still watching Evil and Travelers. Also the second episode of this season of American Horror Stories was really good again! A friend of mine wanted me to watch Our Flag Means Death, but after one episode I wasn’t really impressed. I tried a second episode and found it a little funnier. The third episode I was definitely enjoying it.
- Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop – This giveaway goes clear until September, and I will also have a few smaller giveaways after I go to Book Bonanza pulled from the rafflecopter before September too!
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: June 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in July
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: It Started With a Dance (Pacific Grove University #2) by Tinia Montford
How was your week? Can you believe it’s August already? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books?