The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, new hauls, and more.
last week on the blog…
next week on the blog…
* this is always subject to change!
✨ Salvation Day (adult sci-fi review)
✨ Bi-Annual Statistics Update
new review arrivals…
* = requested pre-ban
** = graphic novels/manga & poetry don’t count!
! = amazon vine, review not mandated
There are a lot of additions this week, but I allowed them as exceptions to my ARC ban because they’re all short nonfiction/reference books that won’t take any time at all.
- NETGALLEY/EDELWEISS APPROVALS:
- Unicorn Magic
- Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy
- The Mindful Place of Calm
- Born Under a Good Sign
- The Weaving Explorer
- ** Rose, Vol. 1
- ** Mamma Mia! #1
- Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
- * Red Hood
- ** Let’s Be Weird Together
- Every Other Weekend
- ** Great Goddesses
- PHYSICAL COPIES:
- The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (unsolicited)
- ! An Unconditional Freedom
outside the blogosphere…
I did something big this week, and requested a schedule change at my job. For backstory, a few months ago I was asked to increase my hours to almost full-time status for the summer and possibly permanently later this year. I wanted to make everyone happy so I said yes (plus the money was helpful), but my mental health plummeted almost immediately and my son didn’t take well at all to me being gone so much. I’ve never in my entire working history gone to a boss and specifically asked to change something like this — I’ve always been the type of person who goes with the flow and does whatever is asked of me — but I knew it was time. I even did a tarot reading last Sunday night, and the cards told me that I needed to step out of my comfort zone to focus on myself instead of pleasing others, and that felt like pretty solid confirmation, yeah?
Anyways, Monday morning, I went straight to my boss and told her how things have been going for me and with my son, and she was so understanding and has me back on my old schedule effective this week. It was a reeeeaaaally long work week knowing that my son was at home upset about how much I was gone, but it helped to count down to what feels like getting our “normal” life back.
Since I’ll be at work so much less (altogether, I’ll be out of the house about half as many hours per week as I have been these last couple of months), the summer reading program is drawing to a close soon, and my summer semester ends in a couple of weeks, I’m hoping you’re all about to see a lot more of me! I want to finally kick this awful reading slump I’ve been in and to get back on my normal posting schedule. Plus, I’ve missed you guys~! ♥ I have over 800 comments to catch up on and I’m hoping to tackle those this week, too, so don’t be alarmed if you all find a swarm of very delayed replies from me in your notifications this week. 😂
reading this weekend…
I’ve barely read all week so my list is practically the same, but today I’ve mostly been reading:
📚 Dead to the World
what I watched…
🎥 Happy Death Day 2U [library loan] (I LOVED the first one last week, and thought this one was fun, too, when I watched it this week, but definitely not as good as the first movie.)
🎥 Pet Sematary (2019) [Redbox] (I know this has gotten pretty polarizing reviews, but I LOVED IT SO MUCH.)
🎥 The Prodigy [Redbox] (I had high hopes for this one, but I really can’t stand Taylor Schilling’s acting, and I was bored through most of the film and found it super predictable.)
what I listened to…
* these are my favorite songs of the week!
🎵 Of Monsters and Men — ‘Wild Roses’ (along with their entire discography because my hype for the new album has me obsessed all over again)
🎵 The NoSleep Podcast (caught up on the free versions of all of S13’s episodes so far. This season has been SO GOOD and I’m probably about to grab the season pass)
what I played…
🎮 World of Warcraft (my spouse convinced me to re-sub this week, but I decided to make a few new characters and finally explore the Horde side)
🎮 Delicious – Emily’s Childhood Memories Platinum Edition (still chipping away at my series re-play, but my GameHouse sub is set to renew next week and I’m probably gonna let it lapse and take a break for a month or two to focus on WoW)
a few last words…