Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
First I promised to share some pictures from the Michael Buble concert last Saturday night. It was awesome! It was cool because he told us that he got picked up that morning by actor Eric Stonestreet, who is from Kansas City, he was on the tv show Modern Family, and then he got to go meet Patrick Mahomes! So later in the show someone also gave him a KC Chiefs jersey with his name on the back.
Sunday morning I got to sleep in with nothing I had to get up to do. That was so nice! I just wished the rainy morning I had Saturday would have been Sunday instead. In the evening we had dinner at my brother’s house for my sister-in-law’s birthday. My KC Chiefs won their game, so that was good. Plus, I’m sooooo ready for October because I got the new header I asked Michelle at Limabean Designs to make when I also asked her to make the school one I’m using now. You guys, it is sooooooo cool!!! I love it so much! I’ve also asked her to make me one come Christmas time, and I know that will be awesome as well!
Monday morning started out okay. We were out of laptops to hand out, so still working on that. Then I started getting emails about the online students which was frustrating again. I got a few more boxes of books put out, but I also opened a couple of boxes that were books returned by students at the end of the year, so they weren’t in order. Which meant I had to rearrange a few of the earlier letters in the fiction section to fit them in. I also realized when I do my mortgage refinance this week I would have enough money to get out of my current contract if I could just find another job.
Tuesday another lovely day. Started right off with an email from the person in the district that has been bugging me about the online students. I mean we have 30 kids in long term suspension that I am having to enroll. And I found out on Tuesday that I also have to enroll the middle school students that will be going to our high school. I feel like every day I get one more thing added to my list of duties. One more thing not at all related to being a librarian. I did go get my hair colored after school. So a little pampering was nice.
Wednesday my library assistant was gone, she had doctor appointments for her son. I started out the day with an email from one of our assistant superintendents saying I needed to enroll a long term suspension student ASAP. Well, turns out that student wasn’t even cleared for residency. So yeah. I’m a little tired of this district. I spent an hour in the early evening signing all the papers for my mortgage refinance.
Thursday was a not so great day. I didn’t get tickets to Book Bonanza for the first time in the three years it has been held. But I guess they had at least 8000 or more people in the website queue line, although I think some people had two or more devices open and in line. Which is stupid and annoying. Since there are only 2 new authors for me to meet, I guess it probably isn’t worth the money to go even if I had got a ticket. Even if they are authors I really wanted to meet. I did sign up to be a volunteer. But that whole ticket process was a crazy mess. I spent about two hours of my work day sitting at my desk with my laptop open to the page waiting to get in to try to buy a ticket, only to find out they were all sold.
At school there were two fights on Thursday. At the end of the day a very angry parent came in, we assume from one of the fights. And then after school a girl fell down some steps when she was going out to the buses and possibly broke her foot. Not sure what the verdict was as they were still taking care of her when I was leaving. Thursday evening I was home and sore from moving heavy boxes all day. A nice hot soak in my newly renovated bathroom helped. And then a win by my KC Chiefs right before I went to bed as well!
Friday I thought my shoulder was okay after the bath. But I decided to do some more moving and unpacking boxes at school. And even though I tried to take it slow and be careful, my shoulder was soon aching again. So I spent the afternoon going through catalogs for books to add to my order wishlists. I had thought about going to a movie Friday night, but I was just too tired.
Saturday was my stepdad’s 75th birthday, so we had a little surprise get-together at a favorite restaurant of his nearby. He has really gotten into electric guitars over the last 10 or so years, repairing and selling, and a little bit of playing himself. So we had a cake made that looked like an electric guitar. My mom knows someone who does really cool balloon sculptures, so they did some cool ones with electric guitars too!
First was an ARC from the publisher. I posted my review on Monday, but it doesn’t come out till this Tuesday. Second was for a blog tour I posted my review on Wednesday. Third was an audiobook. And fourth was an ARC that I should have posted my review for yesterday!
New Additions to My Library
This was a suprise ARC. And I have to admit I’ve never read this very prolific author. And even though both my sisters loved the Pretty Little Liars tv show, I never watched it. So we’ll see if I can fit this one into my schedule to read.
Got this from the library. It’s one of the books to listen to for the library committee I’m on.
Hallmark had an awesome Harry Potter display and even though this was a little bit expensive, it is a good brand and I couldn’t resist it.
The first two are for the SmartyPants romance release. Third is for a blog tour review at the end of September. Fourth was the e-galley I’d been waiting on. Last was a book the publisher sent me the link to Netgalley for, by an author I love! It might not be my normal type of read, but I’ll try just about anything Gwenda Bond writes.
This author put the first two up for free since the third in the series is getting ready to come out. The third and fourth were also free on Amazon. The last one was for signing up for an author’s newsletter.
The first one goes with the one I got last week. I listened to the audiobook, but just had to own a paperback copy too! The second one was another surprise from a publisher. Unfortunately I haven’t read the first one in the series, so I’ll probably just be donating this one to my school library where I think I do have the first book.
What I’m Watching
Had to finish up the new season of Cobra Kai. It was so good! I thought this was supposed to be the last season. And they did end it. But there are a few things I’d really like to see where they might go! I started the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Not sure if it is really keeping my attention that much, but I’ll give it a little longer.
I also rewatched a fun little movie based on a favorite book, Seduction and Snacks, and once again I just adored it. It’s a cute and funny movie that just keeps you engaged the whole time. There are some parts that got me in the feels and of course some kind a sexy moments too since it is based on a romance book and filmed by the Passionflix channel. I do totally recommend this one though! I wish I could buy a DVD copy of it. The filming makes me think of like a sit-com. It’s not what you’d think of as poorly done at all in my opinion. The dialogue and acting of everyone is just perfect. All the way through.
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
I have an ARC of the first one from the publisher, I will be reviewing as part of a blog tour on Wednesday. The other two are e-galleys and should be posted this week as well! The last one was supposed to be this past week, but when I went to download to my Kindle, I realized the publisher had never approved me on Netgalley. Which was weird because I have contacts there. So I reached out and asked if there was any way to auto-approve me for their books, telling them I probably wouldn’t have time to read this one before the pub date, and they went ahead and did that for me, my goal is to get it read for next weekend .I’ve also got some cover reveals and some promos. And I will be posting a new giveaway this week, the Fall Seasons of Books Giveaway!
- Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop – This giveaway ends this week, which is why the Fall one will be starting up!
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: August 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in September – Last month’s got over 100 entries so I picked up two winners from that one, and I’ll do the same if this month gets over 100 entries!
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: The Proposal Laughbox by Julia Kent
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Have anything exciting coming up this week?