Sunday Post: Week 34

Posted August 28, 2016 in Roundup 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 Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole
  • An Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert
  • Winner Takes All by Erin Kern
  • All the Lights by K. Ryan
  • Fight for Me by Jessica Linden
  • Last Kiss of Summer by Marina Adair
  • Dare you to Run by Dawn Ryder

This Week’s New Releases:

Open Giveaways:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

And I snagged this beauty in Audio for Review! YAY!

Thanks the the authors and publishers for these amazing books!

Non-Bookish News:

It was our first week back to school with students. It was exhausting!! Oh my goodness! I love my students (I have Juniors and Seniors this year so I have been working with them for 3 or 4 years now!) but getting them all back into the routine of school is tough. They are struggling with getting back into the routine, getting to know their new teachers, thinking about what they will do when they graduate, and managing schedules for work, school, and sports. To say they are all a bit overwhelmed is an understatement. Plus, its so hot this week and we have no air conditioning (except for a few stand alone units in classrooms that, at best, bring the temperature to 80 ish). But, it will be snowing before we know it (at least thats what I keep telling myself!)

Friday evening we had a meeting about our upcoming trip to Rome and Assisi Italy. We leave in less than 1 month! I’m a bit freaked out. I have my flight information, my room information, and a list of things I need to get. GAH!!!! I haven’t been on a plane in a decade. Its gonna to be interesting! Needless to say, though, I am really excited and couldn’t be going with a better group of students.

Friday was also my husband’s birthday! I had cookies delivered to his work. Many years ago I baked him a cake and he never ate it (literally-he never had a single piece of it!). Since then, I have been a bit bitter, but I figured if I sent the cookies to his work, at least his coworkers would eat them if he didn’t! He brought home lots though and if they go to waste I will be so sad! (I can’t eat them because I can’t have gluten).

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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33 responses to “Sunday Post: Week 34

  1. Oh my goodness – a school trip abroad must be so daunting at the start of the year when you haven’t yet fully bonded with the students. I know what you mean about it being an exhausting business at the start of the academic year. And going aboard must be daunting with a gluten-free diet. Still… Italy *sigh* the coffee is exquisite and not a wheat grain in sight! Have a great week. This is my Sunday Post –

    • Thankfully, these students are seniors, so I have known them for 4 years! Otherwise, YIKES! I would be even more stressed out! I’m super excited about the gelato too 🙂

  2. I bet the students are tired and not yet used to getting up early in order to go to school yet, Samantha. My children are going back to school tomorrow, and I’m sure the first week will be very difficult. I hope you’ll all get back into the routine quickly!
    I’m sure the school trip will be a lot of fun!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    • Yes, the trip should be wonderful! I am just a worrier by nature 🙂 And thanks for getting me in contact with the right people for that audio book!! I am so grateful for your help!

  3. Getting up early after sleeping in all summer has got to be hard. I know my son is about to feel that pain soon. lol
    How fun you are going to Italy. My cousin has a restaurant in Rome I have always wanted to go to. I hope you have fun. Italy is so beautiful. You will have lots of time to read on the flight.

    Have a great week, Samantha and Happy Reading! ox

  4. Ohh that sounds amazing! It’s been really cold here lately so it’s official the end of summer and I could not be more happy. All that J.R. Ward is making me fangirl – seriously in love with that series (I’ve only mentioned it a million times LOL).

  5. It’s funny that you and Kim are both going through the BDB books right now. I think that fan group on Goodreads is one of the largest ones out there. I’ve been in it forever!!! I’m so happy you’re enjoying them!!!

    Man, you’ve gotten some great books this week!!!! I have Ember in the Ashes but I just haven’t read it yet. Is that bad????? UGH….

    I hope the weather gets cooler this week for you, or it rains at least!!!

    • I thought it was funny that Kim and I are both doing the BDB right now! I couldn’t imagine anyone else reading them-I mean, the series has been out for years!
      You must read Ember in the Ashes. I adored it!
      If it doesn’t get colder soon, I might just melt. Its so miserable!

  6. Yeah it’s so hard to adjust. At least you know the students and hopefully it won’t take long for everyone to get settled. and the trip sounds fantastic! I’m not a big fan of plane travel but for Italy I think I’d deal with it. 🙂 And I hate that the schools aren’t air conditioned! I was in the high school recently and it was hotter than crap lol. Poor students and teachers… 🙂

    • I’m super excited about the trip. I haven’t had to do a plane ride this long, but I figure I can get some decent reading time in! And yes, having to try and teach or learn in a building with no AC when its 90 some degrees? Miserable!

  7. I would probably feel a little bitter too if I baked someone a cake and they didn’t eat it. Your trip sounds super cool and I’m sure everything will go according to plan. I’m really looking forward to your Scarlett Cole review because I’ve been looking at her books to add to my TBR list. Enjoy your week and trip!

    • Thankfully, he ate the cookies today! I loved The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole. Actually, I have really enjoyed the whole series. But, The Darkest link wasn’t as good as the previous ones. Seriously, read The Strongest Steel! SO GOOD!

  8. Enjoy your trip to Italy! It sounds like loads of fun. I don’t know if I could handle a field trip there, though. I get stressed taking my students around L.A. LOL! Happy birthday to the husband. I hope he enjoyed it. Have a great week!

    • Yes, I get super nervous going anywhere with students, so taking them out of the country?! Yeah I’m freaked. However, my principal is going too so I figure he will be the fall guy if anything happens!

  9. The school still doesn’t have AC??? That’s like torture to make teachers and students go to school without AC because it’s not like that’s a place where anyone has the option of just not going if it’s too hot for them. Anyway, I want to tell you not to freak out about your upcoming trip, but I know that won’t help lol. That’s great that you’re also excited though! It does sound like it’ll be fun.

    Aww I’m sorry your husband didn’t eat the cake! Did he eat any of the cookies this time?

    Have a great week!

    • Crazy, right? Its 2016 and we don’t have AC. The building was built in 1928 and they haven’t wanted to retro fit it for AC. So, we have a few window units, but at best, that keeps the rooms in the low to mid 80’s. Its miserable.
      He did polish off the cookies today! Hooray!!

  10. I would think the beginning of the school year is pretty hard cause there minds are still on summer and not class work. Hope you have a good school year! Great book haul, enjoy!


  11. I hope the students settle back into school and classes soon. Italy sounds like am AMAZING experience!!!!

    Perhaps your hubby didn’t offer to share the biscuits, thinking there’d be more for him.

  12. My son just started 7th grade and has six different classes and teachers for the first time. We’ve been going through all that adjusting and working out schedules and keeping everything organized, so I know how you feel! Your trip sounds like it should be quite fun! It’s the first time I’ve visiting your blog and I have to say that I like that your format is unique. Thanks for stopping by my Weekly Update and I hope this week goes a little smoother at school!

  13. For Better or Worse was so amazing! I love love love it! LOVE!!! I can’t wait to get A Torch Against the Night. I’m so freaking excited for it <3 I hope you have fun in Italy! I'm currently reading Roman Crazy and totally wish I was in Rome.

  14. Jen

    I can’t wait to see what you think of the Elle Casey book! I was looking at that series too, since I already own the 1st book, but I wasn’t 100% sure, so I’m excited for your review! 🙂
    Hopefully the school schedule has gotten a lot easier for everyone. Although this is our 3rd week out here, and I’m still not use to my son’s school schedule, I still want it to be summer break lol! It felt like summer went by way too fast this year. BUT I’m SO excited for your upcoming trip! You are going to have the most amazing time ever! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

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