Sunday Post: Week 36

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Posted September 11, 2016 in review Tags: ,

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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:

What’s Coming Up:

  • The Playbook by Kelly Elliot
  • The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons
  • Hard to Hold by Katie Rose
  • The Smoke Hunter by Jacqueline Benson
  • #Bae by Cambria Hebert (this is a drop-everything-and-read book for me!!)

This Week’s New Releases:

Open Giveaways:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

Thanks to the publishers and authors for these goodies!

Non-Bookish News:

Today is September 11th, a day of remembrance here in the USA. I remember the day clearly. I was in college at the time, and working at a daycare on Wright Patterson AFB. So, when the planes hit the towers, they evacuated the base of nonessential personnel. So, I went home and every station on TV (even MTV, Spike, etc) was showing newscasts of the ongoing disaster. I remember feeling so helpless. For days after, regular TV didn’t return. It was nonstop news for another day or so. Then, John Stewart’s show came back on and he brought puppies. Because everyone needed a moment away from the tragedy. So, I watched John Stewart cuddle puppies. I still can’t believe that was 15 years ago.

I leave for Italy soon!! I am trying to get all my ducks in a row. I’m not nervous yet, but I know I will be. Trying to get everything together for 10 days away from work is tricky as well. I am trying to be proactive and make sure that all my students are prepared for things that will occur while I am gone. Thankfully, this year, I have Juniors and Seniors so they are more self sufficient than Freshmen. But, I still worry about them! I know my coworkers will take care of anything that happens, but I still worry!!

So, they have done a pretty good job of cleaning up after the flooding! We still have no ceiling tiles in part of a hallway, and the paint is still chipped away, but other than that, everything looks normal! Yay!!!

It is finally suppose to cool down a little here and I am super excited! Thank goodness for cooler weather. I LOVE snow, winter, and all things cold! Bring it on!!!

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!

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16 responses to “Sunday Post: Week 36

  1. I think everyone remember what they were doing that day. It still plays in my head and I still cry when I think about it.
    Have an awesome time in Italy.
    I am totally with you, I can’t wait for the cold nights, snow and all things chilly.

    Have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading! ox

  2. I remember that day too, I was working at a telecom company at the time and we watched on a big screen they had in the monitoring center. It was awful. No one said a word.

    I’m really curious about The Smoke Hunter, I love the sound of that one. Good luck with Italy planning!

  3. I actually don’t remember anything of 9/11. I was in second grade and I know my classmates say our teachers had turned on the tv but I don’t remember seeing anything on the news. I still don’t remember. I only know that a year later when they represented the videos, that’s the first time I saw them (at least to my brain).
    I’m glad the school has been fixed! Hopefully when you get back from your trip, it will be top notch 🙂

    • My students (that I currently am teaching) weren’t even born when 9/11 happened. I can’t imagine that it happened that long ago because it feels so recent to me.

  4. I was only about 10 when 9/11 happened, so I didn’t fully understand what was going on, but I still remember it too, how the teachers gathered us all inside to explain to us what had happened. I was just looking at the comment above, and that is so weird to think that 15-year-olds nowadays weren’t even born when it happened.

    But ugh, no, I hate cold weather! I want it to stay nice and hot lol. My body is naturally cold, so it doesn’t handle cold weather well at all.

    Good luck getting everything ready for your trip, and have a great week 🙂

  5. I haven’t read a Cambria Hebert story before but I’ve seen her books floating around social media a whole lot so I can’t wait to read your review of #Bae. Enjoy your week doll 🙂

  6. I spend a large bit of yesterday re-watching what happened on 9/11. I was in Florida at the time and I can clearly remember being terrified that there would be closer to home. Now that I live so close to NYC, I can appreciate how people right here in Connecticut were affected. All the overpasses have flags on them, and it is a reminder for me every time I see one, which is a lot.

  7. It is hard to believe it’s been 15 years. I was driving to work and heard about the first plane crash on the radio. I wasn’t sure if it was a prank or an accident or what. When the second plane hit, it was obvious it was a terrorist attack. I went through the day in a haze. I had court reports to write and so was able to work from home at my computer with the television on. It was so horrible. And yet the way the people came together – – – that part was beautiful. It’s certainly something we will never forget, isn’t it?

    I am glad the clean up from the floods is going well. HOpefully your trip to Italy will go well and without any hitches. I’m sure you will have a great time. 🙂

    Have a great week, Samantha!

  8. Jen

    I still can’t believe it’s been 15 years either. It honestly feels like the other day I was trying to reach my best friend, who worked 2 blocks from the towers, and all I got was no dialtone for hours while watching the horrifying footage on tv. Luckily she missed her train but I can’t even think about that day, or type these words without crying thinking about what everyone there went through. It’s crazy that my boys will grow up not understanding what that day felt like to us.
    On a happy note, I can’t wait to see what you think of Cambria Hebert! I just added #Nerd to my tbr list, they sound like a lot of fun!

  9. I still remember what i was doing on September 11, even here in the Netherlands it was a big deal and on all the tv senders. Good luck preparing for your trip to Italy, i hope you’ll have a fun time there!

    I hope we get some cooler weather here soon too, it still feels like it’s the middle of summer. It should start to feel like autumn. I hope you’re having a great week!

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