Sunday Post (April 27)

Sunday PostThe 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.

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This week was a stressful one! The 130 students I teach took the math and language arts STAAR tests. With any standardized tests comes pressure, but these kids feel the pressure to do well much more. I was asked more than once “If I fail the STAAR test, do I stay in 6th grade?” Since 6th grade in Texas is not an SSI year, students will move on to 7th grade, but in 8th grade they will have to pass all of their tests (math, language arts, science, social studies). I will say it is extremely hard to be locked in a room for four hours in absolute silence and not able to read a book in the quiet and calm!

Last 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 & Excerpt: Stealing Time by Nancy Pennick

Spotlight & Excerpt: Patriarch Run by Benjamin Dancer

Guest Post: Benjamin Dancer

Author Interview: Benjamin Dancer

This Week on G1000W

Release Day Blast: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

Spotlight: Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna

Review: Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna

Author Interview: Elizabeth McKenna

May Monthly Chit Chat

Around Town in the Spotlight

An amazing giveaway over at Meredith & Jennifer’s Musings.

An LGBT read, One Man Guy, over at Candace’s Book Blog.

Lisa at Turning Pages shares her fear of reading scary books at night.

Tara at The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say SHHH! shares her Top Ten Characters who deserve their own book.

Marni at Word to Dreams review of a new time-travel novel, Essence.

Author AJ Joseph dishes about those toxic people in our lives on Mysti’s Unwritten.

Kathy’s review of Don’t Call Me Baby – Imogene has grown up her entire life being in her mother’s blog spotlight. Talk about embarrassing!

Kindle giveaway on Feed Your Reader.

Word to Dreams has an awesome folklore anthology blitz and giveaway going on.

Also on Word to Dreams, an Agatha Christie-like book, John Dreamer, and the review!

Heather’s excerpt post of Runaway, the story of a young girl lighting out.

Julie Valerie’s eight reasons she loved Elizabeth Maxwell’s book Happily Ever After.

And last but not least, a little something for my Southern roots: the Williamsburg Regional Library’s review of Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White.

New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonders

19069285 19547332 21894607  17851035 7324329  13767804  21854529 The Strange Death Of A Romantic Kidnapped (Edgars Family, #1) Nine Lives (Sam Archer #1) Murder on the Mind (Jeff Resnick Mystery, #1)  Atlantis Riptide Sandcastle Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series, #5)  Awakening (The Lewis Legacy Series, #1) Sweet Water Now or Never Where Wildflowers Bloom (Sisters at Heart #1) A Bargain Struck The Illegal Gardener Above Rubies The Outcast: a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter  Stone Cold (Music City Moguls, #1) Artful Dodger (Maggie Kean Misadventures, #1) Run (The Hunted, #1) A Place Beyond The Map Shaking out the Dead   Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War  Year of the Chick The Curtain - A Novel Tourist Trap (Rebecca Schwartz, #3) Once Upon a Lifetime Cayman Summer (Taken by Storm, #3) Not His Type (Opposites Attract, #1)

4 thoughts on “Sunday Post (April 27)

    • Thanks Candance! I didn’t know quite what to label that section, so I came up with Around the Town in the Spotlight. I consider the blogosphere another “town” or place, I wanted to spotlight some great things I saw in the week, all around!

      Keep those blog tours coming! 🙂

  1. So super thrilled to be included in your fantastic blog post. Great coverage of book news around the web. I’m absolutely giddy that my book review of Elizabeth Maxwell’s HAPPILY EVER AFTER was covered in your Around Town in the Spotlight section. Thank you so very much!

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