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:
- [31 Jul] Stone Cold Fox by Evangeline Anderson ★★★★
- [1 Aug] Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken ★★★★½
- [2 Aug] Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle ★★★★
- [4 Aug] Under Fire by Scarlett Cole ★★★★
I also did a discussion post about the things that convince me to read a book! Check it out!
What’s Coming Up:
- Aim by LP Dover
- Blue Balls by RC Boldt
- Bad Deeds by Lisa Renee Jones
- Blade by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright
- Blind Date by Bella Jewel
- Torn by Cynthia Eden
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
- Kei from The Lovely Pages Review gives some tips about how to ask a blogger for a review!
- Nick has teamed up with Eri and Lisa to create a new blog called Romance Ever After! I am super excited about their new adventure!
- Jaime at Fiction Fangirls shares her thoughts on why she will never e a great blogger and I ADORE every word!
This Week’s Book Haul:
You know the saying about sailors getting their ‘sea legs’? Yeah, teachers have our own version. It involves getting used to standing on your feet for 8 hours, holding your bladder, strengthening your voice to talk over people all day, and eating in 10 minutes while standing up, making copies, or grading papers. So, this past week I had to teach 2 sessions of a test prep class. I am easing back into my ‘teaching legs’. Getting up early, talking all day, etc. But, I am lucky-the kids I had this week were delightful! I mean, no kid wants to spend one of their last weeks of summer in a test prep class, but they were such troopers! I was also able to get a jump start on some of my normal job stuff-getting caseload lists together, making an IEP due date calendar, getting test scores from June, and checking schedules. So, easing back into work has been good. Next week I have 2 different groups of kids for the test prep class. Hopefully they are just as lovely and continue to make my transition easy!
I had to go to the doctor this week to have my ear check out. If you aren’t aware, I have a damaged ear drum that has left me 80% deaf in my left ear. Well, I have been battling what I assumed were allergies for a while. This week though I couldn’t hear at all. Even with my hearing aid in, I was unable to hear a single thing. Off to the doctor I went and she gave me an double strength antibiotic for a sinus infection and a steroid to help reduce all the inflammation. Hopefully this will help. Not being able to hear is crappy, but then losing what little bit you have left is really shitty!
This week I began to notice several of the PR companies I have worked with in the past are closing up shop or seriously taking on less. Now, most of the time, I don’t go through PR companies. I get the books from the publishers directly. However, for some of my favorite indie pub authors, PR companies are the only way (too expensive to put on net galley). Has anyone else noticed this? I have been blogging for over 2 years now, and I hate to see some of my favorite PR companies going away. I am sure this is a normal part of the book world, but I hate change. Not knowing where some of the authors end up means I miss out on a lot of information. It easy to lose track of an author and forget about them. It makes it difficult to keep up with those awesome indie authors.
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!