The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things received, and share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead. To get in on the Sunday funday, see the rules here: Sunday Post Meme.
Although I am still in the baby stages of blogging, I realized something important over the last few weeks: if I want to make this a meaningful experience, I’ve got to interact with others in the blogosphere who also share similar ideas and interests, and this is a great way to do it. I have made this my commitment goal for 2014, which I mentioned in my comment on Emily J’s post about convincing her to follow my blog.
I do a Monthly Chit Chat session, usually on the first or second Sunday of the month, that is very similar to Kimba’s Sunday Post. I’m still going to do the Monthly Chit Chat sessions, but they will be moving to a new day. Look for the Monthly Chit Chats on the first Saturday of each month. Every Sunday, you can expect to see the Sunday Post with a recap for the week.
This week I am unusually taking things light and breezy at school. I have a feeling that this is a trick to keep myself from stressing too much because Thursday is the end of the six weeks and next week my 6th graders will take the math and language arts STAAR tests, the standardized tests for the state of Texas, which have a lot of influence on districts, individual campuses, and teachers. It’s all about the numbers, and I am surprisingly calm. I’ve had to get my room ready for testing, so seeing the bright colors and posters disappear has been sad. 😦
I’ve also made some big changes and big decisions this past week. In my spring break post I shared I would be getting a new vehicle, and I did! It was a lot of hassle, multiple trips, long hours sitting and waiting, and I was none too pleased with my sales person, the GM or the dealership, but I am happy with my choice. I took the plunge in the same day and got contacts, which I’ve always been leery of, and cut my hair in a very different style. I’ve never done anything to my hair besides a perm in middle school (for some reason, I thought it would be the greatest thing for my aunt’s wedding…noooo), and I’ve been toying with the idea with changing my hair color, probably highlights. I don’t think I could do an entire new color.
Last Week on G1000W
This Week on G1000W
Review: REDEMPTION: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer by Andrew Joyce
Author Interview: Nancy Pennick
Review: Shackled by Angela Carling
Spotlight: Stealing Time by Nancy Pennick
Around Town in the Spotlight
Tara at The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say SHHH! talks about becoming a book snob reading YA.
Caitlin at Bustle on 8 great YA friendships.
Faye’s review of Tease, about bullying and suicide at The Social Potato Reviews.
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction shared her 5 star review of Prisoner of Night and Fog, a WWII era book WITH her take on Hitler through a character’s perspective.
Mysti at Unwritten shares her Ode to Haters.
Miranda at Tempest Books talks about planning for your TBR list.
Allie at Little Birdie Books creates a funny list of YA rules that must be followed!
The Paper Sea on commenting.
Kimba at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer on review burnout.
Kelly at Pretty Little Reader talks about conquering a reading and blogging slump.
Miranda at Tempest Books on taking notes on books.
Lisa at Turning Pages shares the spring and summer books she’s dying to read! What’s on your summer book wish list?
New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonders