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:
- [3 Oct] One Step Behind by Brianna Labuskes
- [3 Oct] A Fool For You by Katee Robert ★★★★
- [4 Oct] Thief of Hearts by L.H. Cosway ★★★★½
- [4 Oct] Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads
- [5 Oct] Not a Hero by Sarah Robinson ★★★½
- [5 Oct] In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle ★★★★½
- [5 Oct] The Wanted Virgin by Alexa Riley
- [6 Oct] Safe from Harm by Kate SeRine ★★★★½
- [6 Oct] The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken ★★★★
- [7 Oct] In Ruins by Danielle Pearl ★★★★
- [8 Oct] High-Sided by ★★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- One Step Behind by Brianna Labuskes
- A Fool for You by Katee Robert
- Thief of Hearts by LH Cosway
- Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads
- Not a Hero by Sarah Robinson
- The Wanted Virgin by Alexa Riley
- The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
- Safe from Harm by Kate SeRine
- In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle
- In Ruins by Danielle Pearl
This Week’s New Releases:
- $20 Amazon Gift Card from Grace White
- Print copies of the Montana Men series by Jennifer Ryan
- eBook from my October TBR
This Week’s Book Haul:
Home from Italy! It was exciting, overwhelming, and terrifying! The kids were great even when the day was not so great. We had one girl in a leg immobilizer so the walking was not happening for her. And we walked EVERYWHERE. And, the entire town of Assisi is hills. So, she had to get a cab frequently and a chaperone had to go with her. Hence, I didn’t walk very much either 🙂 However, this also meant I had to miss things. I was okay with it though so it worked out well. Our cab driver didn’t speak any English however so it was difficult to communicate! But, we made it work.
Then, on day 5, while in Carcari, a girl slipped and broke her ankle. So, after spending many hours in the hospital in Perguia, she came back to the hotel around 2 am in a cast. Trying to communicate with doctors in a foreign language? Impossible!! Even if you know a bit of a language, you don’t know medical terms! That is not something you learn when studying a foreign language.
We saw some beautiful places, experienced some amazing stories and events, and learned a great deal. There were days that were miserable and there were days that were stunning. The struggle for me was that this wasn’t a trip as a tourist. This was a trip where I was responsible for 20 teenagers on a pilgrimage (not a vacation). So, ideally, I would like to go back to Rome as a tourist who didn’t have to take care of 20 kids, 2 of whom couldn’t walk, and the other chaperone was my boss! There were lots of times I was furious with him because of some decisions he made and I had no outlet because I was trapped in a foreign country with him. That was difficult for sure! There were several days where I was sure I would just quit my job because I couldn’t deal with him another moment. But, we made it back with all 20 kids so its all good. You can get out my instagram page for some of the pictures (see the sidebar!).
Tomorrow its back to work! Its homecoming week for my students so every day is crazy! Powderpuff game, spirit games, dress down days with themes (pj day, tacky Tuesday, etc) all leading up to the football game on Friday and the dance on Saturday. Its a busy week for sure!
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!