Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Post #85 and Stacking the Shelves April 16th, 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.   As always, or what seems to have become my always, I am behind on doing my weekly posts like this, as well as many reviews.  Not to mention several ARCs that I was sent by publishers and I didn't get read before they were published.  :-(  So, there are some things I'm thinking about to get better about that, such as being done with my second job.  Another issue this month is that I'm trying to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and work on getting my novel from NaNoWriMo continued, if not finished, so that does take away some normal blogging time.  Anyway, both need to be done!  But let's get going on this post.

Last two weeks on the blog:
As you can see, I did a TON of promo posts. That is one thing I'm going to try to cut back to only one a day again.  Not that those are really what was costing me a lot of time, especially since they are almost always premade.  I had an issue at the bookstore where I work this past week that also made me more intent on figuring out my budget so that I can stop working two jobs finally.  In other news, I got selected to be a volunteer at Apollycon 2018 which will be in Washington D.C.  So now I've got to work on saving money for the hotel, flight, etc.  Makes a difference in the whole second job thing too.  Went to the eye doctor and I am going to have to buy reading glasses, and I had to order a pair of bifocals, or progressive lenses.  I'm actually excited for them though, I picked out some cool frames, and anything that will help me with reading is an important thing!

Coming up this week on the blog:
  • Promos:  Two Times Slain by Felisha Antonette, Letting Love Go by Katherine LeBoeuf, How We Fall by Melissa Toppen, Tethered by Jenn Marie, Love Me by Anna Brooks, Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche,  and Teenage Psychic on Campus by Pamela Woods-Jackson 
  • April Freebie Fair and Giveaway - Monday, April 18th
  • Author Spotlight:  Amy Gale
  • Can't Wait Wednesday
  • Review:  Game Ender (Game #4) by BJ Harvey
  • Possible reviews:  Lifeblood by Gena Showalter, Nothing More and Nothing Less by Anna Todd, Wrong by Jana Aston, Facade by Nyrae Dawn, Every Little Thing by Samantha Young, Riveted by Jay Crownover, and Burned by Elisa Dane
Still working on Camp NaNoWriMo, even did a little writing while working at the cash registers at the bookstore tonight.  I was on track, but had no time to write this weekend, so I'm a bit behind, but I plan to get caught up this week.  I hope.  

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. As usual I have way too many free new e-books to share.    I still haven't had a chance to get out my Apollycon swag.  Crazy busy as always.  I'm going to try again to cut back on buying books.  Part of that has to do with the whole issues last week at the bookstore.  Okay, here we go really quickly with my new books over the past two weeks.

Physical books:

Both of these I got through books for trade in a group on Facebook.  You do not know how excited I am to have Now I Rise.  Squeeeee!!!!

I won these two books from an extra giveaway during the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt.  Very excited!

These three are the ones I got through the Great Paperback Pay it Forward group on Facebook.  


So excited for all of these!!!

I'm sure there is a ton more I could share, but it is almost 10 pm here, so I should get to bed!  What did you add to your shelves the past weeks?