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:
- [5 Dec] Out of Love by RC Boldt ★★★★
- [6 Dec] Drakon's Promise by N.J. Walters ★★★★½
- [6 Dec] Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton ★★★★
- [7 Dec] On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons ★★★½
- [8 Dec] Worth Fighting For by Kirsty Moseley ★★★
- [8 Dec] Nico by Sarah Castille ★★★★
- [9 Dec] Taken by Cynthia Eden ★★★★½
- [10 Dec] Whispers From The East by Eleanor Lloyd-Jones, Katie Fox ★★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- Off the Rails by Jessica Sorenson
- Lessons in Letting Go by Jessica Peterson
- Max by Sawyer Bennett
- Becoming a Legend by Sarah Robinson
- Fighting for a Second Chance by Nikki Ash (my first DNF in awhile)
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
- Nick from Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist tells us what she thought about the US when she arrived as an international student!
- Molly from Molly’s Book Nook gives us her tips for saving time on blogging!
This Week’s Book Haul:
Its been a super stressful week. My dad had emergency heart surgery on Tuesday to put in a pacemaker. His heart rate has been dangerous low for a few weeks (20 beats per minute) and when he went to one of his cardiologist appointments, they called for an ambulance and sent him to the hospital right away. He is stable now thankfully, but he does need a new heart valve. The pace maker is really just a temporary fix until they can come up with a plan to replace the heart valve. Then, there are been lots of struggles at work. People fighting over things, being catty, backstabbing, etc. I have never dealt well with it and spent at least an hour crying at work the other day. I hate crying over stuff like that but I was just so upset! Friday we had a staff inservice that was so wrought with tension it was palpable. So awful! We all need a break for sure. We still have 7 school days left before break. Its gonna be tough! Then, to top it off, my husband and I had a disagreement. The title to my car is in his name and my plates need renewed. I found out he never actually transferred the registration with the DMV, so now he has to get the title (because he swears he never got a copy), find time to go to the DMV and switch the registration and get new plates and tags all before mine expire on December 31st. I get so upset about stuff like this because it affects me directly, yet its totally out of my control. I do not do well with that. Ugh…I’m ready for a new year.
So, drama llama aside, I am ready for some time off! It will be nice to have some down time for sure. I need to clean my house, get caught up on the laundry, and just general boring adult stuff like that. Do you all get a ‘Christmas Break’? I could never have a normal 9-5 job! If I don’t get summers off, I would lose my mind! Then again, the trade off is spending every day trying to teach teenagers, so I kind of earn that time…
We still haven’t gotten any snow. It was suppose to snow tonight, but now its just going to rain. I want snow!!!
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!
You do need some time off to relax…Deep Breaths and a BIG HUG!
I hope the next few weeks goes smooth for you so you can enjoy your break!
Have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading! ox
So sorry about all the tensions at work! It was like that in one school where I’ve worked to, the people in the English department had like two ‘clans’ going on, and I almost felt like I was back in high school, not dealing with adults! I’lll send you strong and calming thoughts until you’re on break!
*sighs* Husbands are strange creatures sometimes! I hope yours will make the time to fix your car title and renew your registration in time so you won’t get in trouble over it.
I hear you on the breaks! I used to work a ‘normal’ 9-5 job, and while sometimes it’s very hard to teach, I love it so much more! And of course, what’s not to love about the breaks?
Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week ahead.
Oh wow, I’m sorry you’re going through hard times at work and I hope everything goes well with your dad! I’m ready for 2016 to be over, it’s been an awful year especially the second half!
That’s so scary about your dad! I’m glad to hear the surgery went well. Sorry for all the drama – I hope you have a nice, relaxing Christmas. My job gives us two weeks off for the holidays which is nice but I don’t get paid…so I’ll have to find non-expensive things to do to enjoy, besides reading. 🙂
Teaching teenagers? Yeah you earn it! I’m not sure how I would do with that lol. Sorry to hear about the work stuff- that’s tough. And your dad- so sorry to hear that! Prayers and best wishes for a full recovery and smooth sailing with the heart valve replacement. Sounds like you have a tremendous amount of stress- hang in there! :):):)
We’re getting a bunch of snow, I’d send some your way if I could ha ha but it’s determined to dump on us I guess. although it has tapered off some- they were forecasting 5-10″ but I don’t think we’re getting that much.
Sorry you’ve been having such a tough time and I hope your father makes a speedy recovery. As for stress in the staff room – hm… shouldn’t be allowed to get to that stage. Teaching is always an intense, tricky business and there should be a lot more support than often is apparent in the staff room, I think. Hope you manage to decompress and recharge during the Christmas break. Take care.
I’m sorry you had such a bad week :-/ I’m glad your dad is doing ok for now, though I’m sure it’s still stressful for you. And the work stuff just sounds ridiculous, I can see why you’re upset. And I also hate when things directly affect me but are out of my control. Maybe some things will get better soon <3
I am so sorry to hear you have had such a rough week especially with your father and all the drama. That can really get to you, I had to quit a job recently because all the catiness got so terrible I couldn’t bear it for long. I hope things get better for you.
Oh my I hope your dad makes a full recovery. SO scary!! Ugh about the drama at work. Hope you enjoy your time off and your new books. Have a great week!
Hugs for your Daddy – My dad has the SAME exact pieces parts but he didn’t get them installed in the same order. And it really is easy peasy stuff these days, especially if your pops is healthy mostly otherwise. But my dad has stints, a pacemaker, and a new valve which they installed through his leg. University Hospitals up in Cleveland is amazing at that surgery. But my point is, I know how you feel so I’ll be sending good vibes your way.
Oh, and if your hubs doesn’t fix the plates, just drive his car. That’s all you have to do 🙂 No Worries!!! Hang in there, girl!!!
You know, I never thought about driving his car! Great idea!
Actually, Cleveland is where they will probably have to send my dad. His cardiologist here doesn’t feel comfortable doing it and recommended sending him to an even more specialist in Cleveland!
I’m getting The Thing About Love in the mail soon! I’m excited to get it and read it.
I hope your dad’s recovery isn’t bad and that the valve can be replaced soon! That sucks about your car :/ Let’s hope your husband goes soon 🙂
I hope this week is better for you!
Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews
I’m so sorry everything is hitting you at once and here’s hoping that 2017 is a billion times better than December has been for you. It’s been a rough December for my family and I too. So I’m sending tons of love and strength your way and hoping that you blink and vacation time is here before you know it!