Sunday Post: Holy Crap it’s May!

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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:

Favorite read of the month: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas and Ride Rough by Laura Kaye

Least favorite read of the month: Just Like that by Nicola Rendell

What’s Coming Up:

  • Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett
  • Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen
  • Her Wish by Sophie Morgan
  • The Colonists Wife (audiobook) by Kylie Scott

This Week’s New Releases:

Open Giveaways:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

Purchased

Audio ARCs thanks to Tantor media!

ARCs thanks to the authors and Publishers!

Non-Bookish News:

Friday evening was Prom for my students. It stormed like CRAZY here. I didn’t have to chaperone, but I’m sure the weather was a nightmare. Prom was at the zoo! (Yes, they had an indoor area, but rain would seriously put a damper on the festivities). And we now only have a few weeks of school left. My seniors only have 3 weeks until they are done. The underclassmen have 4 weeks. I can’t believe its almost summer.

I love my current job. There are things that I don’t like, but that is every job. Nothing is perfect. But, I have a job interview on Friday for a different school. Its a public school (I currently teach in a private school) that is 10 minutes away (I currently drive 40 min to work). Its a small, suburban/rural district that is well rated. I’m hoping the interview goes well; but if I have to make a decision, I’m not sure what I will chose. Part of me likes staying where I am simply because I hate change. I mean, my current job isn’t awful. So, what if I take another job and it is AWFUL? Or what if I pass on a new job, and then things at my current school change and it starts to SUCK? How do people make decisions!?!?!?!

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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23 responses to “Sunday Post: Holy Crap it’s May!

  1. Taking a new position was always hard for me too. You at least know what to expect where you were. And not every job change will turn out to be for the better, but how will you ever know if you don’t take a risk to find out if there’s something better out there? Being a Christian, I pray over my decisions big or small, and I have felt God’s leading as weird as that may sound. I’m not sure where you stand on faith, but I’ll be praying for you in making this decision. Hope you have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • My current school is a Catholic school, and being Catholic, I love the focus on faith. That will be one reason it will be difficult to consider somewhere else. I hate change and I suck at making decisions though! Ugh!
      Thanks for the support!

  2. Yay, so excited for Devil in Spring. It’s on the top of my list. I’ll read it this week. OMG, you’ve read a lot of books. It would be impossible for me to reach the number. I cant even reach my 12 a month books goal. You are AWESOME.
    Mister O sounds awesome. I hope you love it.
    Your new Job sounds perfect for you. It’s only 10 minutes from home. But it’s up to you. I can see why it’s hard. A new Job means a new challange, an unknown future. Hope the best for you, Sam.
    Anyway, my latest favorite is Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle. I hope you give it a try. It’s awesome! 😁

    • I hate change (because of my OCD) so I know this would be difficult for me. Ugh, the stress!! I hate making decisions! But, 10 minute drive?! Yes please!
      I will have to check out Karina Halle’s newest. I just got an older book of hers on audio. I haven’t read any of her books!

  3. I hope the rain didn’t ruin the fun of the prom for the kids! What a night to storm! I can’t believe how soon summer will be here. I never really cared before (since my work schedule isn’t affected by the seasons changing), but now that my daughter is in school, I am more aware of it.

    Good luck with the job interview! I can relate to your dilemma about which job to stay with/take if you do get offered the position. The one time I left a good position to move to another, I regretted it from day one. It was a bad fit for me. I stayed with it two years before taking a position I never would have considered had I not been so miserable. Luckily, I liked that one so much I’m still there, years later. It’s hard to know what will happen. It could be that the change will be great in your case. The unknowns are pretty scary though. The what ifs . . . I feel for you!

    I hope you have a great week, Samantha, and a terrific May! Happy reading!

    • Thanks! I have never really been in a position to explore leaving a job I didn’t hate. But, things have been rough this year, so I put out some feelers. Its easy to want to leave when you hate something! But, I don’t HATE my current job. Ugh! I hate making decisions.

  4. No Prom and storms are so not good! I will be listening to Dark House on audio too. I hope you have fun with Mister O. You had a great reading month and I hope May brings more of the same! Good luck this week!!!

  5. How did I miss the fact that you read 72 Hours by Bella Jewel?! I’ve been a bad book buddy, that story was so twistedly good (I don’t even know if twistedly is a word lol).

  6. Good luck with the interview! It is a tough decision to make if it comes to that, and either way wishing you the best. It’s hard to know what to do in a situation like that, but maybe it will come to you once you know more about the other district.

    Prom at the zoo sounds kinda fun. πŸ™‚

    • I’m hoping that after the interview I will have more of a firm feeling one way or the other. Honestly, they could hate me and not plan to offer me the job anyway!

  7. So many wonderful reads for you this month. I’m now one for change either. Good luck with your decision. I’ve never heard of a prom being held at the zoo. Too bad it rained.

  8. Making job decisions is so hard, if only we had a crystal ball. I always tell myself both options have pros and cons and then just follow my heart, and never look back! Good luck with whatever you decide. And a prom at the zoo sounds really fun!

  9. What a unique venue for a prom! I bet that would be fun, but the rain would totally be a downer.

    Ah, the mysteries of life! Making decisions is hard, but that’s the point. I make pros and cons lists all the time and then go with my gut feeling. Good luck!

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

  10. Prom was at the zoo… sounds.. fun I hope πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you love your job. That’s very important πŸ™‚ Good luck with the interview! I would have made that decision too, 40 min commute is a lot.! Dark house looks good. Can’t wait for ypur review πŸ™‚

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