Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
What I Reviewed:
- [20 Mar] Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology (Chicago Rebels, #.5; Station Seventeen, #1.5) by Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Angi Morgan, Susan Scott Shelley, Misty D. Waters
- [21 Mar] Legally Charming by Lauren Smith ★★★½
- [22 Mar] Belle by Anonymous Girls ★★★★
- [22 Mar] An Act of Courage by K.C. Lynn ★★★★
- [23 Mar] After the Dark by Cynthia Eden ★★★★½
And, I finally did a discussion post! I talk about tropes and the ones I wish would die already! Check it out 🙂
What’s Coming Up:
- His Alone by Alexa Riley (Loved it!)
- Outlaw by Katana Collins (surprised me in a good way!)
- The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki
- Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
- Yeah….I got nothing. Sorry!
This Week’s Book Haul:
Work has been exhausting. Trying to schedule IEP meetings, administering the ACT, etc, has really taken its toll on me. I enjoy my job, but this time of the year I seriously wonder if I can do this. Because of my anxiety disorder I tend to get worked up over things that, in the grand scheme of things, aren’t a big deal. Its frustrating because I don’t want to get this upset over everything, but I can’t stop it. It becomes a biological process that I can’t stop. My heartrate gets high, my stomach is upset, my head begins to ache, my hands get all shaky. Its just a pain.
I know I have mentioned the boys basketball team at the HS I teach at and the terrible schedule of the games. Well, they made the state semi-finals and Finals! The semi-finals game? 2 pm on Friday in Columbus (2 hours away). Do they not understand these are high school kids?! In a fortutious twist, we actually were already scheduled off on Friday anyway, but if we hadn’t been, it would have been another day off for a basketball game. Crazy, right?! I can’t imagine what it would be like in a public school that can’t just cancel school on a whim for a basketball game (and having said that, I noticed that almost ALL the teams in the final 4 for all divisions are private schools…) And all this while state testing, ACT, and all the other spring stuff that keeps teachers and students busy are happening! Regardless, it is a great to see the boys finding success. I’m very proud of them and their coach is one of the best math teachers I have ever met. He has a way of teaching math that is perfect for so many students. I don’t know if that is what makes him a great coach or if being such a great coach makes him a great teacher, but either way, we are very lucky to have him. They played in the finals game on Saturday and they lost by 2 points. So close!
My computer display broke again. This is the 2nd time in 4 months. I got the computer in December, and maybe 2 weeks later the display got wonky. They had to ship it to China, and then 2 weeks later they said “Yeah, we can’t fix it, here is a new one”. Then Thursday at school, all the sudden the screen goes wonky again. We take it into the store and they tell us they have to ship it off again. I have never had issues like this with a Mac. Ever. So, we asked the guy if it would be possible to get a different computer. I had the newest MacBook pro with the touch bar. I decided to go back to a MacBook Air. The Air is several hundred bucks cheaper so now I have some money left on a gift card too. But the best part? I am happy with my computer again! The pro was cool-the touch bar thing was really neat. But other than that, the computer was a bit of a dud. I mean, 2 different computers with display problems? I have had mac products for the last 15 years and never had a single issue. I don’t think they have worked the kinks out of their new line yet.
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!