Sunday Post | 40th Edition

May 11, 2014 Sunday Post 12

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.

Well this has been a really hectic week for me – one which I thought I had prepared for by scheduling posts. Then I log in to my blog to discover that I forg0t to schedule Wednesday – Saturday’s posts after writing them! Bummer! So I’ll be sharing what I had planned those days in the upcoming week instead.

The week started with a major bit of inspiration to write. I’ve been working on an Urban Fantasy novel since November (NaNoWriMo) and though I’ve known my story essentially this whole time, Sunday it just all fell in place. There were even a few surprises in the plot for me, but I wrote like a madwoman Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I finished the first draft of my book – which I believe will be called Sweeter Than Death Tuesday and made a few edits before sending it out Wednesday morning to my first two beta readers. I’m only sending to a couple at this stage because I want to get some of the major edits out of the way before sharing with very many. As you can imagine, I’m beyond thrilled to have reached this point and I’m looking forward to editing.

I also took the train to St. Louis this week – left on Wednesday and arrived bright and early Thursday morning. And I swear – I haven’t had a minute since I got off that train until now! The Fellowship group I belong to went on a camping retreat(got home late last night) and I had a blast. It was luxury camping in that I had a bed inside a yurt (a Turkish style cabin, designed in a circle so that no one is in the corner). We climbed a Rockwall, did a ropes course, went canoeing, had a bonfire with s’mores :), tie-dyed shirts, and other arts and crafts, not to mention the many teambuilding games. Oh and there were like two plugs in the whole place, forcing us all to go tech free. That alone was an adventure. I had a good time, but I’m very exhausted. Today I keep trying to be productive and failing. So I give up!! I hop on the train tomorrow at 8pm and head for home! It’ll be good to be back!

Anyway – I hope everyone had a great week and that all you mom’s out there are having a fantabulous Mother’s Day!

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog Look For:


Sunday Post | 40th Edition
Bout of Books Readathon Goals


Cinder by Marissa Meyer |Audio Review


Top Off Tuesday | Shattered Heart by Ann Steward and Stephanie Nash


Bloodfire by Helen Harper | Book Review


Life of a Blogger | 101 Things I Love


The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer |Short Review

Book Blog Walkers Check-in 19 & 20


Does reading format matter? | Fun Questions

Blogosphere Fun

blog posts to share

New Additions to My Shelf

*Clicking on Picture will take you to Goodreads*

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Audible)


Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! By Sara C. Roethle (kindle Freebie)

The Stepsister's Tale

The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett (NetGalley)

How was your week?

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

12 Responses to “Sunday Post | 40th Edition”

    • Berls

      Thanks Vilia! It’s so hard – especially because I WANT to bug my beta readers and be like, “how far are you now?” “Are you liking that part?” etc! It’s so hard to just let it go and wait for them to send me their notes. I’m doing a reread myself and editing, so I’m trying to keep busy with it while I wait anxiously.
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    • Berls

      It really was pretty great! It was my first experience with camping of any kind and I definitely want to do it again!

      And thanks Bea, so far the edits aren’t killing me. But I’m also still waiting for Beta notes…
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    • Berls

      I sure am nervous! They’ve both told me that they liked what they read so far – but neither one has told me how far they read or anything else and I’m starting to get anxious. I’m supposed to get feedback by this weekend, though, so only a few more days of nail biting!
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    • Berls

      LOL you crack me up Michelle. Since my phone wasn’t working I didn’t even know you were texting, so it really wasn’t creepy at all 😉 It’s nice to know you’d worry if I just disappeared – someone should LOL!
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    • Berls

      I totally agree. I enjoyed my trip, but getting home was so wonderful. Especially greeting my dog. It was so cute, because she was so well taken care of while I was gone, she didn’t know she missed me until she saw me. But then trying to calm her down was next to impossible 🙂
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