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:
- [7 May] Lead Me Home by A.L. Jackson ★★★★½
- [8 May] Rescuing Wendy by Susan Stoker ★★★★
- [10 May] Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose ★★★★½
- [12 May] Legacy by L.J. Swallow ★★★★
And I did a Waiting On Wednesday post featuring Indie Authors/books!
What’s Coming Up:
- Wings of the Walker by Coralee June
- Big Alpha In Town by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, and Kate Baxter
- Elusive by SE Hall
- Marked by Drew Elyse
- Good Girl by Jana Aston
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
- Would you rather book tag at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
- 10 Reasons Cait at PaperFury loves the Dark Artifices and a Giveaway!
This Week’s Book Haul:
ARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:
Good Girl by Jana Aston, Marked by Drew Elyse
Audiobooks thanks to Tantor Media:
Happy Mother’s day to all the great moms out there! I am super lucky to have the best mom in the world! She taught me how to be an intelligent, well read, together woman and I am so grateful to her. She sometimes marvels at where I got my love of pink and other girly things (because it was so NOT from her), but she gave me so many amazing gifts. Love you Mom!
The weather here has been nice! Upper 70’s and low 80’s all week. Friday was Go Local day here and my students all went out in the community to do service projects for the families and businesses in the area. My group helped out at at low income senior living facility. They had a great experience! We moved furniture, cleaned handrails, pulled weeds, washed windows, and more. One of the reasons I love teaching at a private school is that we have the flexibility to do things like this. There were no classes Friday-just service!
Wednesday night was our Academic Awards Assembly which is always nice, but it made for a long night. However, several of my students (I work with kids on IEPs) were honored because they have been on honor roll for the entire year! We still have 2 more weeks to go and its filled with assemblies, exams, graduation practices, and other events of the like. It makes it difficult to keep the kids focused and on track sometimes.
I have been TERRIBLE at visiting the past week. Sorry! I have been exhausted every day when I get home and just collapse into bed! I’m hoping to get back into the swing this week since we won’t have things that keep me at work late! I am now 3 books behind on my goodreads challenge because I haven’t finished a single book this week. That is how exhausted I am!
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!
I love that you do a day of service. What a wonderful thing for the kids to do. That new Jamie McGuire books looks good. Can’t wait to see what you think.
This is awesome that your school does that. My sons school cooks food and desserts for the local seniors. The older kids delivery it but it’s something nice for them to do. Plus he learned to make some really yummy rice krispie treats lol.
You have a busy few weeks left but then you can enjoy the summer! 🙂 Enjoy all your new books!
Have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading! ox
Happy Mother’sDay! It was very sweet to read about your mom! Have a great week with all those great freebies!
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Yeah I was a girl girl as well!!! Although my mom was girly too. I love anything with lace and anything pink or creme colored hehe
I am so glad that you had a wonderful mother who taught you so much. I had a wonderful mother as well who always is serving others. She always bakes sweets and homemade bread for those in need in our neighborhood. And she has done that since she was a teenager and she taught me so much about helping others.
I read some great books this past week and I am trying to get caught up on my ARC’s since I got behind since working on my project. But I did see a sale on Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout as well as a Laura Kaye book.
You had some good reads this week. Lots of 4 stars:) It was busy for this week too and I’m sure some people noticed my absence. I just vegged when I got home. LOL
YA, school is almost over. That’s wonderful you guys get to do a service day. Private schools are great in all the unique things they can and do do with their kids. Thank’s for mentioning the Book Tag on my blog. You picked up some great reads. I do hope you enjoy them. As for reading, May has been a slow month for me too. I’ve been doing a lot of re-reading well listening to my favorites for the first time. I’ve so not been in the mood to review the books I read. I’m hoping my vacation that’s coming this week and next kicks me out of my review slump. The drive isn’t their… Iv’e also been watching a lot of TV and bing watching shows from the begging to end.
Wow you got a ton of stuff! And your service day on Friday is so cool- I think it’s great that kids are doing that, getting out of the classroom for a day and helping others. Must be a great feeling for them.
I imagine the next two weeks will be crazy. 🙂 The schol year is winding down here too and yeah summer fever is on the rise!
Happy Mother Day’s to you too! Lots of awesome books you got here! I hope you enjoy them all!
How great to do a service day – and to have the flexibility to do that. Sometimes something like that will stick with a kid a lot longer than something learned in the classroom. I’ll have to check out FRom Here to You. I haven’t read anything from Jamie McGuire in several years.
Hopefully in a few weeks your summer will allow more reading time. Sometimes when I have been really hectic, working 80 hours a week, I gave up sleep to read because the me time was more important than sleep. I love everything romantic suspense by Karen Rose. The service day sounds fun, especially if the weather was nice. It’s great you can do it. We did things with Scout troops like visit or do things at nursing homes. They always appreciated it so much. Anne – Books of My Heart
That’s a great book haul! I like the look of Dark Wolfe.
Don’t worry about being behind on your GR challenge, you’ll catch back up. If it’s any consolation I’m sitting at about 6 behind!
Your mom sounds wonderful, Samantha. I think it is great that you have such a good relationship with her. 🙂 I love the idea of Go Local Day! What a great opportunity for the students–and the recipients of their help. I hope you have a great week!