THE SUNDAY SYNOPSIS
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LAST. NOW. NEXT.
Only one post last week. I didn't even manage an easy Cover Conversations post. I have felt scattered lately. I've been dealing with that super-flu and about a week and a half ago it affected my eyes for two or three days and threw all my blogging activities off center. Plus all my Kindle and internet woes are still going on. I wanted to have everything tied up with a shiny new bow, to start out my blogging year, by the end of January, but it looks like that's not going to happen seeing that I start my regular work schedule, after the winter break I've been on, tomorrow. Blergh. My priority is to get the comments on my blog answered and catch up on blog hopping and commenting next week. I am going to make another blog hopping page with my core blogs linked and have certain days that I visit certain bloggers. It helped before, but for a while there was a big exodus of a lot of bloggers and I never updated the list. It might take me until the end of February, but I will get caught up and also get my End of Year Book Survey finished and my looking forward post done. Oh, and let's not forget my Beat the Backlist Challenge post. Ha!
Baz Manchild realized that he had not filled out his FAFSA application for school last spring, so going back to university this semester was a no go. I said I was no longer going to be his secretary, but I guess that was a foolish decision. I informed him, seeing that he works less than 30 hours a week (his employer keeps them just under 30 hours so he doesn't have to give them benefits or overtime), that he needs to do 8-10 hours of volunteering a week, until he gets back in school, because since he bought that new gaming computer set up he has been playing online games with his friends way too much. It would be okay, but he has two different groups of friends so it's double the screen time. In other news... we have snow but not a ton (yet).
It also snowed in my Neko Atsume game app. Ha ha!
I'm glad I got screenshots because it only lasted a few hours. The music changed to music box music, too.
Again, my tabs/lessons guy 331EROCK is still MIA, he said he needed to take a short refresher break before starting off the new year on YouTube, but I have a suspicion it has something to do with the Overwatch online gaming team championship streams. I am going to be suggesting he do a Metal cover of the Marble Machine Song, so I thought I would post it for you to hear...
Here are some covers others have already
ONLINE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES
If you are ordering online, and having them shipped to your house, please consider buying from my kids' books reviewer Kaylee: HERE. She has a lofty goal of 700 boxes. The money will go to camp and community service avtivities. You can also donate a box for five dollars which will go to deployed troops.
I AM LOVING THIS STORY!
The publisher is marketing this as YA when it 100% reads like Adult Fiction; and as usual when that is done it is garnering one and two star reviews left and right for being slow and too dense. And yes it already has some "racist" labels on it because the MC's friend is biracial and the author is white. A reviewer said that the MC thinks her friend is "ugly" because he is biracial. I am 32% in and nowhere has she said that. She thinks he is awkward and quirky because he is! But she likes the quirky and she keeps talking about how much she likes his eyes, so how is that racist? Just because there is no insta-love does not mean she thinks he's ugly. I believe she said his mother was beautiful in the photograph she saw of her, too, but I'm not totally sure on that; I have to check first. Just more white girls trying to appear cool by calling out books for racism. First they need to make sure there is some.
CACTUS SOUP - $1.00 Children's picture book
THE FAIRY RESCUE LEAGUE - freebie - now $2.99
WINESBURGH OHIO - freebie - still free!
I was thrilled to see Winesburgh Ohio as a free ebook because I had been looking for my copy to re-read. It was assigned reading for a college American Lit class and loved it so much I did my class paper on the hand imagery and symbolism in it.
NETGALLEY REVIEW ARC
I was sent an email invitation to read this, but there was no image with it and I confused it with CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. However, it has a POC author, and the premise sounds good, so I downloaded it.
BOOK OUTLET ORDER
STORAGE FIND & NYPL ORDER
Baz has been going through the boxes in the storage room looking for books for me. I had packed up all of my books five years ago when we were going to move, but didn't. He finally found the Alice in Wonderland in a slipcase that my cousin gave me for my birthday in the late 1960s. I also received the NYPL mug I ordered from their GIFT SHOP. It wasn't quite big enough for my coffee needs, so it is now a bookmark holder on my bedroom bookcase (thank you to Annemieke for that decorating idea).
New to me blogger Rachelle from FORTIFIED BY BOOKS posted about free book sources, and I'm not talking about ebook marketing sites like Book Bub... these are literacy sites that want everyone to have access to all the public domain books out there. There are thosands, including most classics. You can peruse that post: HERE. I have it bookmarked!
THE SUNDAY SYNOPSIS
Hopefully, my END OF YEAR BOOK SURVEY
An updated 52 PINS IN 52 WEEKS that I am calling THAT'S PINTERESTING! The four pins a month was a bit too much for me so this will be one recipe and one thing I have recently pinned, plus whatever else I may have done from (or to, ha ha) my boards. It will still be the last Saturday of each month.
Have a bright new week!