I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; and Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. These memes allow book bloggers the chance to share print and digital books they've received, and different posts and events at their blogs.
Summer! Gray, rainy, cool summer. If I didn't know better, I'd think I lived in the Northwest instead of the Northeast region of the US. :D Since I'm actually not fond of high temps or humidity, I don't mind the mild weather but I wouldn't mind a little more sun and dryness. :D It's a three day weekend here in the US and the unofficial start of the holiday season. I'm also not a beach person so summer for me means making sure to put on sunscreen before heading work and running the A/C in my third floor condo. Well, I also run the A/C because of my asthma and allergies; throw in the heat and humidity and my A/C will be going non-stop until about October, when ragweed season ends. I am enjoying having more hours of sunlight and the fresh veggies and fruits.
Mr. Crankypants was a little calmer last week, with fewer tantrums and they lasted only 45 minutes or less. But Jaws kept us from getting too comfortable. Toddlers and biting go together naturally and this toddler is all of a sudden biting, often and casually. In one two hour period, she got another toddler, an infant and two teachers (she's also biting her family at home). We have implemented action plans for both children and are already seeing results. I love working with young children but they do keep my on my toes!
The Week In Review
Nook Reviews: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (YA, UF) Soooo good!
BookTrib Review: The Cat Whisperer by Mieshelle Nagelschneider (Non-fiction, science)
Cover Reveal: Irish Kisses by JoAnne Kenrick (Romance, Erotica)
News & Info: Chat with Andrew Gross
Odd and Unusual Search Phrases Leading to the Blog: Nothing too interesting this time around, "how to catch a cat" is still popular and a new one, "what happens at bea book tour".
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge: I read two for the week; The Farm by Emily McKay and Eliza's Forever Trees by Stephanie Lisa Tara.
The Upcoming Week
Reviews - These are tentative; Different Dragons edited by Dana Bell
Blog Tours - Excerpt & Giveaway from South of Surrender by Laura Kaye
Excerpt from Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf by Victoria Danann
Spotlight on First (Wrong) Impression by Krista D. Ball
Spotlight & Giveaway of Blade Dance by Danica St. Como
Interview with author James Ramsey & Giveaway of Andromeda Rising
Guest Post from Robyn Grady, author of The Goddess
Bought - Kindle
Won - Kindle
I won these from the author in a blog hop.
Heh, yes I had a good week with the freebies. :)
I hope you're enjoying your weekend; don't forget to leave me a link so I can visit you. :)