Week in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
I WENT TO BEA!!!! I had so much fun and I didn’t really see or talk to many bloggers because I had a bad experience with one last year after she told me I totally fangirled on her and I actually just said hello (no fangirling involved), she was actually very full of herself and I found her to be rather rude so I didn’t go up to anyone fearing of making a fool out of myself which I apparently did last time, I guess. I also always feel like people are going to think I’m a weirdo or stalker. That’s my lack of confidence, I will do better next time 🙂
I got an amazing bunch of books and spent most of my time in front of the Spencer Hill Press booth (like a creeper), If you don’t know or never read a Spencer Hill Book you must, I think Spencer Hill is one of my favorite publishing companies. They are super sweet and have some great books. If you didn’t see the pictures I posted on Twitter of everything I got I will post them below. My favorite part of going was not only meeting Author Erica Cameron but while I was at another booth a girl was sitting there and were were chatting she said my blog looks so familiar, I asked if maybe she follows on twitter. She then asked if I do a spotlight for authors on my blog and then I saw her name tag Annie Cosby and we both were like OMG! I did a spotlight for her in March and just by a random chance we meet. It was a great surprise and I was so happy to have meet her. You can see her Author Spotlight post HERE. I also talked to someone else who told me they go on my blog, I was flattered she could have been lying but it totally made my day :). When I got home I was in so much pain from holding all the books and my legs were so soar. It’s fun but WOW it’s like exercise…I can’t wait for next year 🙂
I only had one bad encounter and I was actually kind of sad about it because the person who was very rude almost made me not want to read the book I asked for. Now I’m not saying he had to give me the book but he could have said no I’m sorry we have a limited amount and we have already gave our fill today. That would have been a lot nicer then Ya! I don’t think we have any!! and he never even looked at me, his tone was very nasty. This was after reading my badge. I wasn’t being a jerk about the book, I actually really wanted it and loved the first one. You can also totally tell he was lying. Might think twice before interacting with that publishing company (I would rather not say who)
In other news I have been neglecting my blog the last week or so and I will tell you way after I tell you what to look for on the blog this week and what you might have missed last week 🙂
This Week on the Blog
Sunday ~ WIR & TSP
Monday ~ Monthly Rewind
Wednesday ~ Author Spotlight – Stacy Juba
Thursday ~ Review – Balance Keepers by Lindsay Cummings
Friday ~ Review – Wish you were Italian by
Saturday ~ The Return of MY TO-BE READ LIST now interactive 🙂
Last Week on the Blog
Sunday ~ Week In READ-view & The Sunday Post
Monday ~ Was It good for You? Shatter Me
Wednesday ~ Crane by Stacey Rourke Blitz
I am so bummed I bailed on The Kiss of Deception
it just wasn’t for me, I just could not get into it. DNF
The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan
Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin
With all the new stuff I got at BEA I have to figure out what I want to read. I also realized I will have to change my COYER reading post, If you read the post you will notice I am planning to made a tab for updates during COYER if you check back this week it will be done with a new list….I need more hours in the day 🙂
Books I got this week
BEA BOOKS. See pictures above
What else is going on?
Ok so as most of you know the last couple of months has been stressful for me because of something going on in my personal life and I said it meant big change that could be for the better or not. My dad has been the owner of a knife sharpening business (large industrial knives) for 55 years and his father and father’s father had it before, The business has been here for about 91 years. My husband works with my dad, he has worked for him for 14 years. My father has decided to retire and he sold the business which meant my husband was going to lose his job and we thought we had time but it turned out to be June 1st. We were getting no info and I was a nervous wreck because my husband who has MS needed his insurance, as does my son. We would not only lost the pay but also the insurance and both Medications they are on. We both live paycheck by paycheck as most people do so this was going to be a huge hit on us financially and even unemployment wouldn’t help. We were in serious trouble if he didn’t find another job and quick!!! Now I don’t blame my dad, he has been working his ass off for 55 years, he deserves to rest and enjoy his life with no stress but we were put in a tight spot. Well after waiting weeks, the guys who bought my dads shop want to take the 3 guys who work there (my husband included) it’s an hour away from our house but we just found out that it will be totally worth the trip and they are looking into giving him insurance as soon as possible plus a van to use for deliveries so he wont have to use our car. For weeks I have been planning for the worst and things are still a little up in the air but the outcome so far has been positive. So fingers crossed for me friends I am hoping that this works out because it would be a huge change but a VERY GOOD ONE 🙂 Thank god!!!!
I am off to enjoy WWE Payback with the kids tonight, you know my favorite kind of Sunday!
Oh and I almost forgot…
If you haven’t signed up yet you can HERE. COYER is going on Summer Vacation, so grab your beach bags and come join the fun!!!
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!