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:
- [30 Jan] At Close Range by Laura Griffin ★★★★
- [30 Jan] Penance and Promises by L.A. Cotton ★★★
- [31 Jan] Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis ★★★★
- [1 Feb] Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL by Bonnie Vanak ★★★★
- [2 Feb] Call to Honor by Tawny Weber ★★★★
- [3 Feb] Cold Secrets by Toni Anderson ★★★★
- [4 Feb] Holding on Tighter by Shayla Black ★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- Trigger by LP Dover
- Marrying Emily by Susan Stoker
- Embody by SE Hall
- Final Exit by Lena Diaz
- Dare to Lie by Jen Frederick
- The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
- Nick gives us her monthly memories over at Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist!
- Parajunkee was hacked and she teaches us how to check out own sites!
- Leona has turned me into a planning monster! Check out her PWM video and read about my addiction below, in my Non-Bookish news!
This Week’s Book Haul:
I decided to try the Big Happy Planner by Mambi. I had an Erin Condren one, but I wanted a planner that was 8.5 by 11 because the small pages of the EC were just annoying to me. Then, Leona at Literary Treasure Chest started posting about decorating her planner. I didn’t even know this was a thing, but now I am TOTALLY SUCKED IN! I have spent my week printing stickers to decorate and coordinate my planner. When our printer ran out of ink on Wednesday, I almost cried. My bank balance was low and I was going to have to wait until payday to get more ink. Thankfully, I had some credit left on my Amazon card so I was able to order it and the crisis was averted (seriously, I don’t think it gets any more #firstworldproblem than that statement!). So, is anyone else a planner junkie?
Work was hectic this work! It was Catholic Schools week, so every day was a dress down day with a theme. For kids that have to wear uniforms every day, dress down days are a big deal! Plus we had mass one day, and an assembly another day, a competition for a pizza party for the homeroom that brought in the most canned goods, and more. It certainly was interesting this week! I received my 5 years of service to Catholic education award which was nice. I have been teaching for 10 years now, but 5 of them have been at my current school and, while sometimes I hate it, overall, I am very lucky to be where I am. The students are pretty good, the staff is wonderful, and I enjoy what I do.
I am falling SO BEHIND in my reading. Normally, I am a week or so ahead. This week, I haven’t even started the books for this week! How did this happen?!? So, I will be spending a lot of time reading, trying to get caught up. Seriously, I am really bringing the #firstworldproblems this week, aren’t I?
My husband and I are going to Europe this summer and I am trying to figure out what to do with our dogs. Personally, I would love to have someone I know stay at our house with them. But, its 2 weeks. Everyone we know has jobs and a life! And they don’t live close to us. I live about 40 min away from where I work. Our other option is boarding them, and we have a place they go for daycare and we like it, but for 2 weeks? I would just rather them be at home, you know. Ugh! Anyone have advice for how to handle this? We don’t have children, so when I say these dogs are my life, I am not kidding. When I was in Italy in September, I made my husband send daily proof of life pictures of the dogs. I was terrified he was going to leave them outside and forget about them or something! One of my OCD triggers is my dogs. I wake up every night between 2 and 3 am just to make sure they are still breathing. I know its nuts, but I can’t help it. So, leaving them for 2 weeks is going to be tough. I even have a web cam in our mud room so I can check on them throughout the day while I’m at work. And, sticking with my apparent theme this week, #firstworldproblems.
So, my mom tells me she is using her kindle. I haven’t witnessed it yet, but she said she read a few of the books I put on there for her. She admits she likes it, but prefers holding an actual book. I’m hoping she will be a total convert soon! So many great books are only available digitally or in small run print quantities and not available at book stores and such.
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!