Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday Post #41/STS and October 2015 Wrap-Up

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.

Last week on the blog:
 While I didn't finish as many books as I wanted last week, I was actually reading on both my Nook and a regular book for before bed.  Haven't had any writing dates since the one I told you about last week.  No exercise whatsoever, in fact I forgot to wear my Fitbit one day, and then its battery was dead so that I couldn't wear it the next day.  It's been exciting here in Kansas City as our Royals won the first two games of the World Series while they were here at home.  As of the time I'm writing this, they've lost their first game in NYC.  But it's not over!  Even if the Mets were to somehow win all 3 games in NYC, they'll have to come back to KC for at least one more, and back home, well I feel good about our chances for sure! For Halloween I went to a party at a winery that is supposedly in a haunted building.  I dressed as a character type from several of Kevin Smith's movies, I was a Mooby's employee.  I also completed my 31 posts for the Blog Ahead Challenge.

Next week on the blog:
  •  Spotlight Interview and Giveaway:  Convergence by Trudi L. Hayes
  • Promo Interview and Giveaway:  Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Cover Characteristic:  Dragons
  • Promo Post and Giveaway:  Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong
  • Review:  Persuasion by Martina Boone
  • Possible Reviews:  Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins, Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
Now, NaNoWriMo starts today.  And so I'm spending the morning having a writing date with my friend, and it will be REAL writing.  Less of our talking and discussing, and more just writing.  Hoping that Perkins will be an okay place to work tomorrow and that we'll be able to stay as long as we want/need to.  I've got quite a few promo posts this coming week, so I may once again postpone my Waiting on Wednesday so that I can fit it all in, along with two reviews for the week.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  I did buy a couple books this week, as well as win a couple too!

The first one I won from Christy and Erica at Novel Ink in the Books that Need More Attention Hop.  The second one I won from Carmel and Kyla.  The third book I found at the Dollar Tree store, for you guessed it, $1.  I purchased the next two at the bookstore where I work, and I had to include a picture of the notebook that I bought at Marshall's as well.  Even with winning two books, and one for a dollar, I might have spent too much money on books this week.


Only two this week, both from Netgalley.  The first one I will be part of a tour for when it is coming out, may or may not include my review as part of the tour.  Will depend how much I like it!

Free e-books:

 The first one was from Amazon, the rest were all Nook books from Barnes and Noble.

End of the month wrap-up:
  • Blog Ahead Challenge:  31 posts completed!  This counted as one of them!
  • Series Ender Challenge:  Rapture by Lauren Kate would have counted, except that now there is one about Cam that is coming out next month in the series.
  • TBR Pile Challenge:  Nothing
  • Fit Blogger:  Not much
  • Instagram Book Challenge:  Almost made it, but not quite all the way
So that was my month of October, how was your month?  Did you add any good books to your shelves this past week?