Welcome to the 60th Edition of My 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.
So I’m writing this post on Friday because I’m dong the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readthon for the first time and it kicked off at 7am CST 10/18… which means that when this post goes live – if all goes well – I will have been reading for 17 hours and will have just 7 hours to go! I’m reading for charity – to support my local library, so please hop over and leave a comment on one of my tracking posts and cheer me on. The more comments I get, the more I donate (among other things).
And that’s just the perfect end to a really great week. I’ve been rocking my treadmill desk, averaging upwards of 10k steps a day and feeling great. I haven’t actually lost weight – I’m only walking at 1.0 – but I just feel all around better now that I’m not sitting for 10+ hours a day.
I also got to go to some author events this past week and I had an amazing time. Saturday was a signing at Barnes and Nobel – I mentioned it last week, but wanted to share the photo of the group with Kim Harrison.
Also, I got to see her and most those authors again on Sunday at the Richardson Library Buns & Roses Literacy Tea. This was a high tea, so we got to get a little dressed up and have tea and pastries and sandwiches. I went with one of my book club groups and we had a table with Jennifer Ashley! That was a real treat, especially because I had some burning questions about one of her books and I got to ask her!
This was a paid event, all in support of The Richardson Library’s Literacy program, so I felt really good about the money I spent 🙂 The books I bought at Barnes and Noble last week also contributed to this, so they don’t count towards my yearly budget, right? There was also a silent auction – I did win one book – and a live auction that I couldn’t even begin to participate in, but was lots of fun to watch. Especially when the auctioneer’s mom kept bidding on items and she told her to put her hand down because “dad will kill me if you win this.” LOL! I had total sympathy for her.
Oh and they have these bears they make every year and when it’s time to pass them out, if you want one you have to hold up your $20 bill and get the attention of the ladies passing them out. This was not as easy as it sounds, since there are LOTS of $20 in the air and not enough bears for everyone. I connected eyes with them though and scored one! Isn’t he cute?
It was a fabulous time and well worth every penny I spent. I’m looking forward to more author events now that I’ve finally gotten to some. Anyway, I think that’s it for me. Hope everyone had a great week!
Last Week on the Blog
- [12 Oct] Sunday Post | 59th Edition
- [13 Oct] The Next Breath by Laurel Osterkamp ★★★★
- [14 Oct] Pinching Pennies | September 2014
- [15 Oct] Trapped By Revenge by Colleen Helme ★★★★½
- [16 Oct] Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
- [16 Oct] “The Wedding” S1:E7 | Outlander Thoughts
- [17 Oct] Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin ★★★★½
- [17 Oct] Book Blog Walkers Check-in 38-42
- [17 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon October 2014 Pre-Kickoff
- [18 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon Oct 2014 Starting Line!
- [18 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon Oct 2014 Hour 4!
- [18 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour ReadAThon Oct 2014 Hour 8!
- [18 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon Oct 2014 Hour 12!!
- [18 Oct] Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon Oct 2014 Hour 16!!!
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 60th Edition
Blood of a Red Rose by Tish Thawer | Short Audio Review
Top Off Tuesday | Temptation is Shadows
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead | Audio Review
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review
“Both Sides Now” S1 E8 | Outlander Thoughts
If I Stay by Gayle Forman | Short Review
Book Blog Walkers Check-in 41
Re-Released? | Fun Questions (moved to this week because of Dewey’s readathon)
Just a reminder to join in on this month’s Write On Review-a-thon, hosted by Brianna @ The Book Vixen. Signups are open here – it will be Friday October 24th and October 25th this time. I love these and they really help me get caught up and a little ahead.
Nose Graze is offering a class on how to Make Your Own WordPress theme. It’s not free, but MUCH cheaper than a lot of classes out there. It’s twelve lessons and they run October 27th – November 28th, but you’ll have access to them after the class ends too.
Chapter Break had a fun post this week that really spoke to me… and they announced a bit about a challenge they’ll be running in 2015. Check out this weeks Chat Between Chapters: Do you own tons of books that you have never read?
You’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo, but have you heard of the blogger version? Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting a 30 day post writing challenge for November. I’ve already signed up and am really looking forward to this extra push to get 30 days ahead finally!
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 🙂