#SundayPost: Hell week is coming

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Posted October 13, 2019 in Roundup Tags:

Sunday Post

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:

  •   Wicked Sinner by Stacey Kennedy
  •   The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
  •   A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting
  •   Thriller Thursday: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

This Week’s New Releases:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

eARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:

Paperbacks thanks to the publishers and authors:

Non-Bookish News:

Hell Week is coming. Thats right. Next week, its Homecoming Week. For anyone who doesn’t teach high school and understand the HORROR of this, let me break it down. First, every day is some wacky dress up day (PJ day, 80’s day, favorite character day, etc). Second, we have pep rallies and spirit olympics and competitions. High schoolers don’t need a reason to be loud and competitive. Finally, there is the last minute scramble for the students to secure their homecoming dates. Hormones are raging people. And finally, the quarter ends of Friday so there is the crush of students begging for extra credit, trying to turn in late assignments, and just generally annoyingly begging for points. So, pray for me. Pray hard.

I got some seriously awesome bookmail this week. It seemed like every day I came home to a new surprise! It was like the publishers knew I was gonna need something positive to get me through the upcoming Hell Week.

So, I’m suppose to have my 2nd session with my psychologist on Friday. I didn’t really click with her during our first visit and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna cancel. I don’t think she is the person for me. Working through OCD triggers is daunting and my biggest source of anxiety has now become seeing this woman again. I figure that’s a sign. The only problem is that it is so hard to find a psychologist who takes my insurance, is accepting new patients, and understands how to treat OCD.

I have been binging NCIS. I have stuck to only seasons 1-9 though. Once Ziva leaves, I just sort of lost interest. Then Tony leaves and now Abby is gone! So, I just keep rewatching 1-9!

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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13 responses to “#SundayPost: Hell week is coming

  1. Isn’t it wonderful when the universe understands your needs? Bookmail every day is quite the treat. I hope all the books are amazing and help you get through spirit week. I loved the hall decorating part of spirit week, though. The kids never failed to impress with those decorations. But, the end of semester point grabbers were so annoying. I only offered you like 1000 points during the marking period, but you know, I really should come up with yet another assignment for you since you didn’t see fit to do all the other ones that were assigned. As if! Good luck with it all.

  2. I wish you luck for Hell Week! It sounds like a lot going on. Sorry to hear you’re not clicking with your psychologist. Hope you either find a new one that works.

    Book mail always feels like a treat. Happy to see you enjoyed The Widow of Rose House, too! 🙂

  3. Urg! Hell Week sounds ghastly… I sympathise with you having difficulties with your pschycologist – it’s such a crucial relationship! Fingers crossed you find someone who can help you soon:))

  4. OMG Samantha sorry but you had me laughing describing homecoming week! yes I can see why from the teacher’s pov this would be the week of Hell but I bet you were so happy when you were a student, no? And I am crossing my fingers for your shrink search as indeed finding the right person is crucial! Good luck for next week 😉 PS I want to hear all about it in your next Sunday post!

  5. I’ve never considered Homecoming week from a teacher perspective. Sounds fairly horrific! Hooray for all the good book mail! That’s always fun. Sorry to hear that the psychologist wasn’t a good fit for you. 🙁 I hope you can find a better one for you. I’ve yet to read anything by Avery Flynn but Parental Guidance has really caught my eye.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #177
  6. Hell Week lol. We just went through the whole Homecoming thing recently. I don’t envy you teachers. 🙂

    Good luck with your psychologist, whether you stick with her or make a change. I agree that talking through OCD is hard enough, if you’re not clicking w/ your psychologist that would only make things worse, I would think.

    Hope you have a good week! 🙂

  7. I never get book mail but I’m glad you’re getting some to get you through homecoming! Honestly, I don’t understand homecoming. It’s not something we have over here and your explanations of the crazy make me glad it isn’t a thing! Good luck!

    Awk-Weird sounds fun! I’ve been seeing that one starting to creep up on people’s lists.

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  8. Ugh, I don’t teach high school but I can fully appreciate what you mean about Hell week – Homecoming and all those activities that go with it! I bet it’s a bit like Halloween or Christmas in Kinder, but with the addition of hormones. At least you got some great book mail to compensate 🙂 good luck!!

    Good luck with the therapist too. I think it’s so tricky to find the person you connect with like you need to and having to find that person within the limits of insurance is rough.

    Have a great week!!!

  9. Wow, I’d not heard of hell week before but it certainly sounds like a nightmare and I feel for you. Sorry to hear your new psychologist is causing you anxiety, as well. It’s a tough ask finding one who works for you and understands your needs. Maybe it’s something to discuss with them to see if they can give you a good recommendation ro referral as I am certain they will understand your needs and won’t be offended by that. After all, they’ want to help.

    Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity recently posted: Sunday Summary // 22.09.2019

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