Sunday Post (June 15)

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.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

First week out of school for summer! Monday morning and sleeping til 8:15 was wonderful!

I started The Summer of Me program on Wednesday. My plan is to go to the gym each morning, swim in the afternoons, and walk at night to lose the 50+ pounds I have gained since finding out definitely that I did not have cervical cancer. I lost the weight right around the time I first found out and started the monitoring process, due to that and several other extremely high-stress situations.

I also went to one of my summer professional development workshops for two days, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. I will be sharing about that in an upcoming post. 🙂

Last Week on G1000

Sunday – Review + Giveaway: Along the Watchtower

Monday – WANTED: More Diverse Reads!

Tuesday – Spotlight: Caller 107

Wednesday – WWW Wednesday

Thursday – Spotlight + Giveaway: Scotch Rising

Friday – Feature Follow

Saturday – June Monthly Chit Chat

This Week on G1000W

Monday – Brothers Graduated!

Tuesday – Review: Lost on the Edge of Forever

Wednesday – Promo: Along the Watchtower

Wednesday – WWW Wednesday

Thursday – Writing Workshop with Barry Lane

Friday – The Strangest Thing

Friday – Feature Follow

Around Town in the Spotlight

Bloggers – you can sign up for The Book Blogger Buzz Tour, featuring you and your blog!

And how could we forget the much-anticiapted and angsty film release of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars? Here are some movie reviews I found for TFiOS. If you reviewed the movie and I missed it, please share a link to your review in the comments.

Mother Daughter’s spotlight of the benefits of mother-daughter book clubs

9 non-Amazon ways to feed your book habit

Faye’s review of RIOT

Sabrina’s review of My Last Kiss (there is a bookish equation!)

Charnell’s review of The Winner’s Curse that got her out of a reading slump

Nicole’s bookworthy (and not so bookworthy) story of meeting her husband and that attraction does not equal love

Amy asks if Instagram can help blog promotion

Karielle featured author Katherine Britton’s sharing the stories behind the names in Little Island

Charlene imparted some history behind the mystery genre

Terri’s review of Elizabeth is Missing, a realistic view of dementia and our memories

Katie’s 7 tips to share blog love

Amberr’s wisdom of the blogging jewels who can make us better

Faye’s pondering of polishing Goodreads or blog

Rachel’s 20 blogging tips 🙂

OK, really, here are Rachel’s 11 blogging tips

Tara confesses: she abuses (ahem, LOVES) her books! 

Laura has given her “chocolate” reads

Author April Henry’s thoughts on what makes for a good detective @ The Book Addict’s Guide

Giveaways All Around!

How do you like this new organization of the giveaways? I am trying to organize and simplify so that it is easy and painless for when I’m setting it up.

This giveaway is for AUTHORS! Kathy is giving away a book blast!

Ends Today!

Ends This Week (6/16-6/22)

Ends Next Week (6/23-6/29)

Ends The Following Week (6/30-7/6)

Ends the Following Week (7/7-13)

  • Ex-Factor (ends 7/7) – ebook and $10 Amazon GC
  • Ocean’s Deep (ends 7/8) – all ebooks in each series, 3 ebooks in the box set

Ends Later in July, August or September

  • The Bride Wore Chocolate (ends 7/31) – TONS of goodies!
  • Red Moon Trilogy (ends Sept 1) – (3 prizes) signed trilogy copies, iPod, monogrammed sling backpack, Red Moon swag, $50 Amazon GC, $25 Amazon GC, $15 Amazon GC

New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonder

Remember last week I talked about going NetGalley crazy? Well, those rejection emails keep rolling in! YAY? … However, I am still nabbing some really good books, and one of my many secondary goals this year is to read and review the majority of the books I have requested and received from NetGalley. I am seriously on book overload, and now the OCDness that comes and goes has set in. I have to clean out that Kindle!

This week I received this pretty puppy in the mail, that I bought with one of my giveaway gift cards!

I also received my copy of Finding Fuzzy from author Cat Michaels for winning the book’s giveaway over at Mother Daughter (& Son) Book Reviews.  Cat even signed my copy and wrote a wonderful note to me!

I also was the winner of the Orenda giveaway a few weeks back, and my necklace finally came this week! Not only did author Ruth Silver provide small book charms of covers, but she also SIGNED each one on the back!

7 thoughts on “Sunday Post (June 15)

  1. Can’t see the pictures either. As long as you got books you’re about to enjoy, it’s for the best 😉 Have a great week and good luck with the weight loss !

  2. Congrats on winning the book from Cat Michaels. Unfortunately, the photo is not displaying correctly. 🙂

  3. Good luck with your journey! I need to start working out but I’m so so lazy. >< I'll just stick to walking around. 😛 Thank you so much for mentioning me Charlie! Much appreciated. ❤

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