The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. As her blog says, “it’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.” For more information and rules, see here: Sunday Post Meme
My Sunday Post is a bit short this week, but I think that’s because I was even more careful about book buying this week. I am slowly but surely making my way through books I already own and this keeps me away from social media and Goodreads, where I would often see sales. I might be missing some good ones, that I’m sure of, but really, I need to read what I have before I binge buy again.
I’ve mentioned the past few Sundays that I’ve been walking quite a bit lately, not only to get into better shape, but also to get some much needed relaxation time in. And this week was no different. I walked every day and each walk was between 2.1 and 2.5 miles! I’m super happy about this progress. In fact I’d do a happy dance, but I need to rest my tired feet.
Anyway, enough about my walking obsession. Here’s the week, in review:
On The Blog:
I posted two book reviews this week! I am so patting myself on the back for this since usually I can only manage one.
Around the Web:
How Much of a Book Addict Are You? This was cute, and it was confirmed that I do -in fact- have a book addiction. But then, this really isn’t news to me.
Top Ten Reasons to Read Hard Time by Cara McKenna: This times infinity. Geezus, this book is so freaking good I can’t put it down.
Former Navy SEAL Does The Unthinkable After Being Shot in the Stomach: This happened on April 1st, but somehow I missed it…shame on me! Anyway, this article has ‘romance hero’ written all over it. But my question is like those in the comments: is he single? And if not, does he have any single, also hot, former SEAL friends? Cause I’m single, just sayin’.
There’s a great blog/discussion on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books about Book Budgeting.
As I mentioned, this week I was good about buying books. In fact, all of these were free (I’m not sure if they still are), except for Accidental Abduction, which was 99 cents for kindle. And since it had been on my TBR for awhile (and I’d heard it was good), I snapped that one up.
I finally finished Dark Prince by Christine Feehan on audio (the link to my review is noted above, under “On the Blog”).
I also finished Beauty Dates the Beast by Jessica Sims on audio today while walking. I’m bummed that my library doesn’t seem to have the second in audio, so I might have to bite the bullet and buy that one when I’m done. Next up for my listening pleasure is Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.
As for actual reading, I am in the middle of Hard Time by Cara McKenna and this book is smokin hot! Hopefully I finish this tomorrow or Monday.
Camp NaNoWriMo and ROW80:
All is well with ROW80 (in terms of checking in at least), however, some of the reading last week kept me away from the writing. This week I’m going to ease up on the reading and focus on the writing. A bit of a change-up, but I’m cool with that. Camp NaNo ends April 30th, and I want to get closer (and maybe meet) my goals, so that will be my priority. If you want to see my specific progress on the different manuscripts I’m working on, you can check out my Easter Sunday Check-In.
A Look At Next Week:
I’ll have the usual ROW80 posts up, and a couple book reviews. I have been really good about getting them written right after I’ve read the book, which is helping me schedule blog posts ahead of time. It’s amazing how much time this frees up on my end!
I had said last week I was going to work on maybe posting some of the music I listen to while writing and doing other stuff, and I managed to get that sorted. Music is really important to my writing, as I posted on the Crimson blog when my book came out about the playlist I used while writing Slow Ride (there are some great tunes here, if you want to check ‘em out). So I think it’ll be fun to highlight some of my current faves here on the blog. I just have to do one of two things: either find an music meme to hop in with, or figure out to make an image for my blog. Let’s hope I don’t break myself trying to figure this out. Has anyone out there ever done this? Any hints, tips or tricks?
I hope everyone has had a great week and for those who celebrate, I wish you a very Happy Easter! See you next week!