THE SUNDAY POST is a weekly wrap-up feature hosted by Kimba at the CAFFEINATED BOOK REVIEWER.
To be honest, I don't know where this week went! I got almost zero reading done, I only did ONE blog post, I wrote no reviews, and I didn't get my guest post done. I got about a quarter of my tardy blogversary post done, and as of yesterday I started getting into reading Black Rabbit Hall again. It isn't that I wasn't enjoying it, because I was, I just wasn't feeling like reading in general.
I tell you about week two of my ARC April Challenge.
I did something that has made my blogging life so much simpler. I started a third email account and moved all but my top eight favorite blogs that I follow over to that account and I only check it once every couple of days. Because all that is in this inbox are blog posts, and it isn't jumbled up with author newsletters, review requests, tour offers and such, I can zip right through them; visiting only the posts that have something I want to see. I go through them and then immediately bulk trash and delete them, not having to worry if I have deleted tour info, or a mobi file by accident, or as I have done in the past, a giveaway win notification. I have done that five times! One was a $50 Amazon giftcard.
*huge frowny face*
Of course the first email I received from support had nothing to do with my publishing problem. Ben told me to check my internet connection and clear my cache. Ha ha. I think Ben was a robot response. Let's hope the new guy, Laith, is human. The one thing that bothered me is it took them over a week to get back to me and when I didn't answer Laith's email in less than 24 hours, they sent me an email basically saying that they take their service seriously and a prompt reply (from me) would show that I appreciated it. *clunk* That was my hard head hitting the table. So, as of now, my story remains retracted until further notice.
MY SON IS READING AGAIN! One of his friends gave him the first Dresden Files book and he said he would review it here on the blog.
This is still a $1.99 ebook deal today. I read the ARC and gave it five stars, so I bought it to have in my Kindle library. It is tied with The Smell Of Other People's Houses for my top book so far this year.
*also my pillow from Cait's Paper Fury Society6 shop arrived Friday, but I need my son's help wrangling the cat, so the "in the wild" photos will have to wait until next week.
Our Sunday Post pal, Greg from BOOK HAVEN, posted the second installment of his story TRUST ISSUES. I love it.
Cait, from PAPER FURY posted DO WE NEED BOOKS THAT DON'T INVOLVE DISCRIMINATION?
Megan from NEVER ENDING BOOK BASKET received this email...
They removed over 300 of her reviews and blocked her from reviewing in the future. They won't tell her what she did wrong. Read her post about it: HERE. Could we be next?
REST IN PEACE, PRINCE
You truly were a musical genius.
A lot of people didn't realize the depth of his guitar playing talent, and that he played over 40 different instrumnents. Listen to his solo in this Purple Rain performance.
TELL ME TUESDAY
ARC April week three.
BEYOND THE BOOKS
Birth Order Quirks
TOP FIVE FRIDAY
Book Lion Delights (I am not a bookworm)
THE SUNDAY POST
And as usual... what ever else might get thrown in the mix.
Have a beautiful week!