One full week of September down!
Sunday I was still in Branson with my mom at her and my stepdad’s cabin. We did a little more shopping, and then put together a table she’d bought that my stepdad had been not refusing, but passive-aggressively ignoring putting together for her. I did it in a little over an hour. She wanted more of a little dining table for when people were visiting or if my niece and nephew were here and wanted to play games or something. Both sides fold up like the one you see in the picture, or both can stay down so it stores easily out of the way.
Monday my mom had a forum the campground that is part of where her cabin is, that she is a part owner of. She was running for a seat on the board, so had to go answer questions, talk to people, etc. After she was finished we headed back home to Kansas City. Traffic between Branson and Kansas City had some big lineups at several different spots along the way, so we didn’t end up getting home till after 5 pm. I went to pick my dogs up then had a few hours at home before bed and getting ready for work the next day. It was a hot day both in Branson and KC, some cloudy thunderstorms behind us as we headed north to KC.
Tuesday back at school. Another hot day outside. The technology issues at school were a lot fewer. However the admin at school seemed to have more things for us to do now that again, not library related, but tech related. I did get to do a couple library orientations, and had one teacher use the library so her kids could spread out to do an activity.
Wednesday it was a little cooler outside, but still in the 80s. Technology issues slowed down a ton. I got home and put some chicken in the crockpot so I’d have that for the next few days to make meals with. I did some more rearranging in my library and instead of having a table for displays, I now have a shelf again. I wanted one of the taller ones, but they’d attached them to the walls since last year, and I hated to ask them to take that down. I also wish there was a bulletin board behind where it is, but I made-do with border and paper. Here is what my display looks like now, although looking at the picture I realize I need to move my “bulletin board sign” up so you can see it over anything I put on top.
Thursday things had slowed down technology-wise, but we still did a pretty consistent number of tech issues, at least 20 students if not twice that, I didn’t do a good job of keeping count. My clerk spent a lot of the day on the phone again. We had the first official season game for my Kansas City Chiefs, and sadly they lost. One of our star players, Travis Kelce, was out with an injury, and at the end, there was one player that missed like three times, catches that Kelce would have got. And to be fair, the team we played was playing very well!
Friday the number of technology issues was about the same as Thursday, so a more reasonable number, but still things that I don’t feel are a librarian’s job. Came home to relax and just spend time with the dogs. Later in the evening my neighbors were setting a tent up in their back yard. Which is kind of weird? Don’t know if someone was staying in it or what, but they do have a camper, so I wonder why someone wouldn’t stay in that? I was so tired though that I was in bed and going to sleep by 9:30 pm.
Saturday I slept till about 9 am, with some getting up and letting the dogs out a couple times, and them, well one of them, not wanting me to sleep all morning. I went and met my dad and stepmom for our coffee date around 11 am. Then I went home and spent some more time with the dogs and doing a little blogging. In the evening we had my sister-in-law’s birthday party.
First one was an e-galley for a blog tour last Thursday. Second was a finished copy I got from Bookish First and I read it and should have posted the review yesterday. Third was the audiobook I was listening to. I finished it on Saturday. Fourth was a book from my TBR I’d been working on a little at a time at bedtime. Probably won’t post either of the last two’s reviews till the end of the month with my September L-L-L-Little Reviews post.
New Additions to My Library
I went to Barnes & Noble to get a birthday gift for my sister-in-law and saw this book journal that I think I’m going to use next year as I read and to help with reviews and such. I also saw these cute sticker tags. Not sure what I’ll use them for exactly, but they were bookish and had wiener dogs on them, so I couldn’t pass them up. Third is another thing a Facebook ad made me buy, lol. A librarian t-shirt that looks like Barbie style. Because of course I need another t-shirt.
First is for a blog tour in a couple weeks, the second is another for the next SmartyPants Romance books. I’ll post my review on other sites on it’s pub date at the end of this month, but my blog review won’t be posted till the beginning of next month. The third one was from a publisher and I’m hoping to fit in at the end of October. The fourth one was also from a publisher and comes out in December. The last one is for an author review team, should be posting the review this week!
All but the last one were free on Amazon, a few from some authors I already know and enjoy! The last is a bonus scene from the author that she sent out in her Facebook group on Bookfunnel.
I did buy some books at a store in Branson, but they were for my school library, so I’m not going to add them to this.
What I’m Watching
Well, they do always have a Harry Potter marathon on Labor Day weekend, unfortunately hanging out with my mom most of the weekend meant I didn’t get to watch it, as my family isn’t fans of anything like that. I did catch a few moments when she was at the forum on Monday. I did watch another movie with her Sunday night too. It was a weird German horror movie, with the dialogue dubbed, mostly good, but some kind of fake or weird sounding.
I finally finished watching season 2 of Heartstopper, and am continuing my millionth rewatch of Outlander. And kept going on Black Mirror, starting season 3. Also as I mentioned above, sadly watching my KC Chiefs have their first game of the official season and having it be a loss, a close one, but still.
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
First one is an ARC I got from the publisher, although I don’t know if I’ll finish it, I might be DNFing it today. Second is an e-galley for a blog tour review on Thursday I believe, and last is another ARC I think I won on Goodreads, but I could have sworn it didn’t come out till later this month, and I now see it was published in August, so need to get it read and reviewed!
I’ve also got a couple promo posts coming up this week.
Don’t forget that I do now have the nice little box on the right hand sidebar so you can check out giveaways all the time!
My current monthly giveaway is HERE! Remember if I get over 100 entries in that monthly giveaway I add more winners, and so far this year I’ve had over 100 entries every month. And for August I had over 400 entries, so I will be picking 4 winners!
I also started a Summer Seasons of Books Giveaway last month, so be sure to go enter that HERE. This giveaway goes until mid-September I think, so lots of chances to still get entered.
How has September been for you so far? Did you read or watch anything good this past week? Get any good books?