Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Post #79 and Stacking the Shelves February 12th, 2017

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.   So, I haven't kept up with this very well this year.  I think I'm going to change how I do this a little.  I think I'll just talk about how my week has been, and what I'm looking forward to, and then do my Stacking the Shelves at the bottom.  I'll save the more specific information for end of the month posts.  Part of the reason I'm changing this is because I have been doing more than one post a day lately, something I don't really like to do, but I keep signing up for blog tours!  Partly because they are usually easy posts, often sent with pre-made html that I can just plug right in, and then I know I will have a post every day.  But, then I end up having too many to probably share in a list for the Sunday post.  

Anyway, so far February is going pretty well.  I've found some new authors that I'm in love with, and am very excited to get to hopefully meet them at the Kinky in Kansas City Romance Convention at the beginning of March.  I'm working hard on getting what I'm thinking of as overdue reviews done, which included two posts this past week, one with three audiobook mini-reviews, and one with three series-enders mini-reviews.  I went to a screening interview last week with the school district I used to work in and where I graduated from high school.  At the moment they only have an elementary position open, so I probably won't be doing any more interviews with them, but oh well. I've got my foot in the door again I guess.  

This weekend I took my dogs to a friend's house to watch them so I could have lots of time to just work on cleaning the house and not worrying about if my male dog was busy peeing on something if I wasn't keeping him in my sight at all time.  I also don't have to worry about sticking them in their cage and then hearing them bark and whine as I work on things in another room this way. But I will definitely be missing them at night, when I don't have their snuggly, warm little bodies in bed with me.  I'll pick them back up on Monday night, and hopefully I'll have done as much as I hope to get done, or at least close to it.  I'm also thinking no dogs around means I should be getting lots of writing and blogging done in any extra time I have.

We had parent conferences at school this past week, and even though I'm the librarian, I am still a teacher and required to be at school.  All day Friday I had nothing much to do library-wise, and no parents come to meet with me.  So I sat and blogged and did a little reading, but didn't necessarily get to any writing.  But that's okay.  I also got some possible good news from my Principal that we may be getting some money to replace and add some furniture to make the library a little more modern and fun looking.  Hopefully I'll also get to go to the IB training this summer for librarians in Atlanta, GA.  I'd love to go to Orlando, but that one is not a training session, just a convention.

Saturday I celebrated my niece's 5th birthday.  It's so much fun to have her in my life.  And I think back to 5 years ago when she was born two months early, and she had to fight so hard for a couple months before she was able to leave the hospital and go home with my brother and sister-in-law.  I've shared a picture below from 5 years ago, along with one from yesterday.


  That little onesie she is wearing in the first picture is now on one of her baby dolls.  You can see my brother's hand holding her tiny little one in the picture.  I did a lot of driving across town her first couple months so that I could visit her in the hospital.  At her party Saturday night, she was trying to sneak the sprinkles off the cake before we could get it cut and served.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Since I haven't done one of these in a few weeks, I've got a lot of books to share!  Of course I'll probably skip most of the e-books again since I keep clicking on the free ones on Amazon.  

E-books and E-galleys:

So, the top two are e-galleys from Netgalley.  I was excited when the publisher emailed to offer me the second one, as I'd read the first one and was really hoping to read the second.  The bottom left is for a blog tour, and the bottom right was the free book this month for the Romance Read of the Month Club.   

Physical Books:

The top two pictures are of books that I bought or won or got from the Great Paperback Pay-It-Forward Group on Facebook.  The bottom two pictures are advanced reader copies or books that I got directly from publishers or publicists or authors.  The top right has a bunch of books I can't wait to get signed when I go to Apollycon in just a little over a month!  I'm so excited and so ready!  

Alright everyone, what did you add to your shelves this week?  How was your week?  This coming week will be the first 5 day week of school for a while.  Should be a long one!