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.
Last week was a week of ups and downs for me. At the start of the week I attended my first book club meeting ever and it was great! Obviously I always knew I would love a book club, but was hesitant to join one for numerous reasons (that I won’t get into here). Anyway – last fall while I was still living in St. Louis I found out that Felicia @ Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog lives in my hometown area! And I moved back to the area this winter. Long story short she belongs to a couple of book clubs (runs 1 actually) and invited me. This was the first time I could make it – so I not only went to my first book club, but I met her in person! And Felicia is the first blogger friend I’ve met face-to-face, so that was really cool too 🙂
Later this week though, I got sick. The same day that my mother-in-law came back to stay with us (she’d been staying with my sister-in-law). So I had a house guest while battling a fever and stomach bug. That was fun. She’s gone again (and I feel better, thank goodness!), staying with another sister-in-law. I’m not sure if she’s coming back to our place (she seems to like staying here, which I’ll take as an child-in-law victory… not that it’s a competition or anything…), but she heads back to Mexico on Friday.
On another note… I was trying to help a friend figure out something on Goodreads this week. In the process I discovered all these features I didn’t know about Goodreads. I proceeded to spend a good 3 days reorganizing my bookshelves. I’ve decided to do a Saturday Fun Question’s post all about the hidden features of Goodreads after I’m done with June Is Audiobook Month posts (btw – if you didn’t see, I have a giveaway for that going on, check it out!). Anyway, I discovered that I have some 450 books that I own but haven’t read yet!! Geez! I’m screwed! So I’m trying really hard to be much more careful about grabbing books (not that this week’s haul really reflects that at all…). I’m going to try and stick almost 100% to books I already own for COYER Summer Vacation and maybe make a good dent since I also realized that a lot of them are shorts/novellas! And on that note, I’ll just remind you to sign up for COYER Summer Vacation and stop blabbing! 🙂
Last Week on the Blog
- [1 Jun] Sunday Post | 43rd Edition
- [1 Jun] Pinching Pennies | May 2014
- [2 Jun] Lie or Die by Colleen Helme ★★★★
- [3 Jun] Top Off Tuesday | Death’s Redemption
- [4 Jun] Cress by Marissa Meyer ★★★★★
- [5 Jun] Life of a Blogger | Embarrassing Things
- [6 Jun] The Maze Runner by James Dashner ★★★★
- [6 Jun] Book Blog Walkers Check-in 23
- [7 Jun] Why are people hesitant to try audiobooks? #JIAM | Fun Questions
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 44th Edition
Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran |Audio Review
Secrets That Kill by Colleen Helme |Audio Review
Life of a Blogger | Collections
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner |Book Review
Book Blog Walkers Check-in 24
When do you listen? #JIAM| Fun Questions
Michelle @ Because Reading has made her TBR list interactive! That’s right we get to vote and tell her what to read! There’s a giveaway involved too 🙂 Hurry, go vote!
Pamela @ Reading Is Fun Again has another great Thoughtful Thursday question: Do you buy multiple editions of books?
Carmel @ Rabid Reads weighs in on series/author burnout. Do you get it? Is it permanent?
NoseGraze answers What’s Better for a Brand?: Short and Sweet or Keyword Rich?
Rainy Day Ramblings talks all about the Worst Movie Adaptations. What are some that made you cringe?
Jennifer @ The Book Nympho talks about changing narrators mid-series in this week’s WTF. When does it work? When doesn’t it?
New Additions to My Shelf
*Clicking on Picture will take you to Goodreads*
How was your week?
Link to your posts in the comments below so I can visit you 🙂