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:
- [12 Feb] Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen ★★★★½
- [13 Feb] Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton ★★★★
- [14 Feb] I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale ★★★★½
- [16 Feb] Outlaw Ride by Sarah Hawthorne ★★★½
Plus my Discussion post/behind the blog post about how I became a reader: Before I was a blogger
What’s Coming Up:
- Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster
- Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken
- Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
- I’m Only Here for the Beard by Lani Lynn Vale
This Week’s New Releases:
What I Found Online:
This hilarious video from Cosmo magazine!
This Week’s Book Haul:
I have the plague! Ok, so its really just bronchitis and a nasty cold, but ITS THE PLAGUE! Tuesday I stayed home from work because of the coughing and we still didn’t have hot water. I couldn’t bear taking a cold shower after being up coughing all night. Thankfully, we at least got the hot water heater fixed Tuesday night. By Thursday night, I was feeling worse though. We had parent teacher conferences so I was at work for 14 hours. I barely made it through the night. Even now, I’m not feeling great. I’m congested, my ears are clogged, and if I try to take a deep breath, I have a coughing fit. Seriously, I’m so over it. I work in a germ factory so getting sick is pretty common but I have been so careful this year-lots of airborne, hand sanitizer, lysol. a
I didn’t get a whole lot done this week because of the plague. But, we do have hot water (Thank GOD!) so yay! The weather has been crazy here too. It was almost 70 on Thursday. Saturday we got snow.
As a teacher, the school shooting in Florida weighs on my mind. As I learned more about the shooter I realized this was a kid who fell through the cracks. All the students interviewed said they weren’t surprised at all that he did this. Someone had even previously reported him to the FBI. Yet this kid got NO HELP. He obviously needs mental health support. The systems in place in our country failed him. Gun control is only 1 piece of the puzzle. We have to address the fact that there are kids in the world today who have murderous tendencies and want to commit mass murder. Those feelings don’t go away without intervention and it needs to be available. I hate having to practice lock down drills with my students. I hate that in every classroom I go into, I look for where we would hide should something happen. I also hate that there are kids in crisis and every single warning goes unheeded. Parents are told they have to wait up to a year to get a kid into a psychiatrist. A year?!?! We don’t make cancer patients wait a year for chemo but we make a teenager wait a year to see a psychiatrist for his murderous rage. Its wrong. Until the US changes though, we will continue to practice hiding in rooms, buying devices that are suppose to stop a door from being forced open, and having to live tweet terror as it happens.
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!