The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.
Happy Sunday Everyone!
I had a fabulously quiet week! My short break ended up being a longer break than originally planned but I’m actually “feeling” my review writing again. I swear, the last review I wrote literally took me a week to write! I just wasn’t feeling witty and words were not coming together to form sentences. Oh the torment.
With Easter a memory and my son’s birthday party finally over and done with I can finally relax and look forward to a girl’s weekend in Chicago coming up the first weekend in June. For my son’s birthday, I did an Adventure Time theme and if you follow me on Pinterest, it’s no secret I LOVE all over that awesome cartoon. Here’s some pics, including the “Jake” cake I made him. Don’t be too impressed, the cake inside was undercooked (luckily no eggs were involved in the batter!):
If you don’t know it by now, I work every evening at the main branch of our local public library. I absolutely LOVE my job and the people I work with. It’s a small library system, we’re the headquarters per se, and we don’t have a lot of funding. There’s also union involved; I don’t even want to get into all that.
Because I have the BEST boss ever and the YA librarian knows I know my shit, I get to do a lot more than my job title. Every month I do the DVD display. This month I had a great time researching and mixing books into the display of books to movies. Like I said, it’s not much, we didn’t own a lot of the books I wanted to feature, and I do the signage at home on my Photoshop but here it is:
Well, enough of my silliness.
Last month I swore off ARCs, book tours, anything that put more review books on my pile. I won’t lie… I almost made it. I started requesting again on Monday this week. I suck.
The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge #1) by Katie Finn
The Three by Sara Lotz
(not shown) The Lost (The Lost #1) by Sarah Beth Durst
When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
When we were going through our box of books from Baker & Taylor, we couldn’t figure out what to make of this book. And then after finding the book description on the inside, we just couldn’t resist. So I’m the first one to get it in our little group of library book geeks* to read it first.
Thank you, Baker & Taylor for our boxes of books!
*library book geeks = my best work friends who I seriously talk books with. The YA librarian who I’ll refer to as “Too Smart” b/c she’s too smart to be at our library and an Ass’t Branch Librarian I’ll refer to as “New Mama” – she’ll be popping any day now so I gave her the copy of “The Lost” I found in the adult ARC pile.
Thank you Random House, HarperCollins, author Christine Bell, Sourcebooks Fire, and Macmillan Publishing!!
I’m cheating on The Professional because I pre-ordered it for a phenomenal $3.79 on Amazon for my Kindle and I wanted to share. It’s available at this special price until it’s released on May 6th (Tuesday!). The publisher said the price was $3.99 but my price was $3.79 (I have a Prime account, maybe that’s why?). Double check your price before you hit any buttons 🙂 Here’s the LINK for the Nook book.
This was recommended by Michelle at Reading is Better Than Real Life and I had actually been meaning to check this one out. I think it’s only 99¢ right now on Amazon.
How was your week last week?
… and yes, Christy, you can stop laughing now.