THE SUNDAY POST is a weekly feature hosted by Kimba at The Caffinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to recap the previous week, share news, showcase books and/or bookish things we have received, and tell about what is coming up on our blog in the next week. You can view the rules, HERE.
We didn't get the Blizzard of the Century they were predicting, but the sub-zero temps with bone-numbing windchills have not let up.
A LOOK BACK
This week was almost a total washout, so I am not going to do my usual day by day recap. The new schedule around my job is still leaving me in a quandry about where to find time for bloggy things, and still do housework and cook meals for myself and my son. As you can see there has been no blog activity here since my last The Sunday Post. I also did not finish The Raven Boys and was asked about the availability of my guest review, today.
A WHOLE LOT OF RANDOMNESS
I did not post a TELL ME TUESDAY, but I have a new feature follower, Elizabeth from So Long... & Thanks For All The Fish. You can read her TMT post, HERE. We started a wonderful little discussion about Children's chapter books because she is a nanny.
I was reminded that I wanted to do an international book giveaway, for my next blog contest, using this online company that gives to charity. This archieved post, The Not So Literary Heiresses tweeted about, is what poked my brain about it, HERE.
And remember that eARC I said I groveled and begged for on Edelweiss? I GOT IT! I was approved for Invasion of the Tearling! *twirling*
I only got to the first handful of links on last week's Sunday feature, but I did manage to return comment for everyone who commented here. I will be visiting more of you this week, and will comment on both Sundays' posts if I didn't get to you last week.
WHAT I GOT
PRE-ORDERS: My order of Breaker by Emma Raveling popped up on my Kindle carousel at midnight on Tuesday/Wednesday. I have the entire series of this Paranomal YA Romance because between free tour book specials, and 99¢ deals, I puchased all four titles, plus an enovella, for $1.98 total. I like having some light reading for waiting rooms, and bus riding environments where you get interupted a lot. It think the Ondine quartet as an ebundle is still only $5.99.
EBOOK DEALS: I bought The Fault in Our Stars for $2.99. I rarely read Contemporary YA, and when I do it is usually a review book, but so many people have told me to read this I thought it was about time (I have not seen the movie either). I pre-ordered The Sin Eater's Daughter for $2.99.
AUDIOBOOKS: I bought War and Peace (61 hours) with one of my special $1.00 Audible credits. I am also going to use my last special credit to purchase Ulysses (42 hours). I figured I would never have the reading stamina to get through these, but have always wanted to read them, so listening to them seems the next best thing. Talk about a lot of book bang for my buck!
EDELWEISS: As I mentioned, I was approved for the eARC of Invasion of the Tearling! I was so scared that I had been declined when the email notification showed up in my inbox, I made my son open it and read it. I even cried a little. Now if I can get approved for Of Delicate Pieces, the sequel to Of Breakable Things, I will have all four of my 2015 top four most anticipateds coming as ARCs. Also, I must have hit some kind of mark because after requesting many, many books at a time on EW, due to only being approved for maybe one in ten, I was approved for SIX in one week, yikes! Good thing they were all recipe books with the exception of a book on stones my son is going to read and review.
NETGALLEY: I caved and downloaded another Read Now, Seeker. I probably won't have time to read it before it publishes, but there have been too many times I have not gotten a Read Now and was sorry later. I also loaded a book of Victorian Fairy Tales and an Amish cookbook that were Read Nows. The "Authentic" Amish Cookbook was almost awful. I was also request approved for The Glittering World.
GIVEAWAYS: There are still three more days left on my Black Raven Tea Giveaway, and only four entrants, so your odds are good if you still enter, HERE. And until midnight Sunday (today) left for my valentine, swag, tea, handmade bookmark giveaway, HERE.
TELL ME TUESDAY
PERSUASION, the sequel to Compulsion, cover reveal on Thursday.
What is your dream ARC for this year?