Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Sunday Post (1)

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, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.   

Well I'm finally doing it! I've only been saying for weeks now that I was planning on joining the fun and doing the Sunday post for my blog, but I kept putting it off. No more! Although I'm not sure if it is something I'll be able to do on a weekly basis, I know I would like to do it at least every other week. I have so much fun reading everyone else's and there's plenty of book-related tidbits I'd love to share with everyone that doesn't get shared otherwise in my weekly posts. So bear with me folks, because this is only my first Sunday post and I still need to get the hang of this! 

News:


 On Wednesday I got to meet Sabaa Tahir on her tour for A Torch Against the Night, the second book in her series, An Ember in the Ashes. She was such a doll and I say that with the utmost sincerity.  Sometimes when I meet authors on tour it feels very rushed and the authors are nice (I've never met one who wasn't), but they aren't overly personable.  Sabaa was so nice though and even while I was waiting in line I didn't mind her taking the extra time with each person who met her, because she was kind enough to have a conversation with each person and answer any questions they had.  She was also more than happy to sign my copy of An Ember in the Ashes and pose for this picture! #fangirlgoals

I also got to see my dear friend Kristen, who blogs over at The Book Monsters! We go to a lot of events together and it's always so much fun because we get to have a girls night afterwards and catch up! This time we went for appetizers at Giordano's Pizza in Downer's Grove after we met Sabaa. Then we stopped in the middle of the walkway with our signed poster from the event so we could take this selfie. Needless to say we got a few stares, but it was totally worth it. #friendgoals
  Other than the book signing this week, nothing too exciting here. I'm finally back to school and this week was my first full week back (both to work and school).  I'm a super senior (still funny to me no matter how many times I tell people that) and this is my last year as an undgrad. I'm triple majoring in Business Management, Marketing, and English so it's taking me a little longer to complete than most, but that's ok because I love my university and the people there! I'm happy to be back, but it's crazy most days.  I work on campus in our Academic Resource Center, so between work and school I'm at our campus 12+ hours a day.  #teamnosleep

This Week On The Blog:

  • Monday: I reviewed The Siren by Kiera Cass (3.5/5 stars) 
  • Tuesday: It was the release day celebration for Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer and TTT: Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Books/Series
  • Wednesday: My Waiting On Wednesday Post was The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  • Thursday: Cover Reveal of One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece 
  • Friday: I reviewed The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa (5/5 stars)

Currently Reading: 

 

16 comments:

  1. OMG YOU MET SABAA!!! I envy you so much right now *sobs* Sabaa's actions remind me of Jennifer Niven. When I met her, she took her time in signing my copy of AtBP, took time to talk to me and make conversation. She did that with everyone, even when the owner of the store was rushing her. Authors like that, it's obvious they love what they do and that they appreciate their readers.
    Have a good week!
    Genesis | Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. She was awesome! I am so glad to have met her and I can't wait to start A Torch Against the Night! And I have actually heard other people say that about Jennifer Niven too so she sounds like a really awesome person! I don't think I've read any books by her though!
      Thanks Genesis! Have a good week too!

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  2. Sounds like a great week of book fun! Good luck with school and work - I remember being at the campus forever when I worked and went to school, but I loved my campus so it was okay. Hope it's the same for you.

    Squee! Heartless! I LOVED that book, I hope you enjoy it too :) Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Berls! That's how I feel too. I love my campus so it makes it worth all the long time spent there.

      I had mixed feelings about Heartless:/ it was a love/hate relationship as much as i wanted to love it. AND i'm SO crushed it's a standalone. I didn't believe my friend when she told me and then i tweeted @ meyers asking and she confirmed. UGH.

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  3. So cool you meet Sabaa Tahir! I am delighted you are joining the Sunday Post. A few folks do it once or twice a month, so find the rhythm that works for you. I have Heartless on the schedule this month...I hope it's good!!

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    1. Thanks Kimba! I'm happy to be joining! And I can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on the ending of Heartless. I just found out it's a standalone today, and I'm really bummed!

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  4. Welcome to the Sunday Post! It's so nice to see what everyone is up to every week and I get a ton of book recs from it (as if I need more of those lol). I love book author events and that one looks nice, I love it when authors take time for the readers.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Greg! I'm so glad to be joining! And I like the idea of the Sunday post and getting to see life updates from some of my favorite fellow bloggers!

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  5. It took me a while to join the Sunday Post too, but now I love it! It's so much fun seeing what everyone else is up to, and I always have random things I want to say that don't fit in other posts and are too short or random to make an entire post about. So it works perfectly lol. But it also took me a while to get the hang of it and figure out how I wanted to do it. In the beginning my Weekly Update posts were kind of a mess, haha.

    That's awesome that you got to meet Sabaa Tahir and that she was so nice and friendly! And your girl's night sounds like it was fun :-) That's funny that you're a super senior, but no wonder when you're TRIPLE majoring?!!! How do you even have time to blog? Lol.

    Have a great week!

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    1. That's kind of how I feel! I wasn't sure how I wanted to set up my post for this week, but I figured I'll get used to something and be able to get in a routine for my Sunday posts. I am so happy to be joining!

      And I have a hard time balancing it sometimes, but I try to schedule in advance! I'm a little behind now, but that's ok I don't mind!
      Thanks Kristen! I hope you have a great week too!

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  6. Jealous that you got to meet Sabaa! I'm in a part of MASS where no authors come D:

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    1. Oh no that stinks! I'm sorry to hear that! I definitely take for granted the fact that I live within driving distance of a bookstore that does signings all the time. It's like a two hour drive with traffic over the border, but totally worth it! Next week I get to meet Leigh Bardugo for the second time! Can't wait!

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  7. Oh it's so exciting to actually meet an author, and it's even better when they turn out to be really nice, too!

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    1. It was fun! I get to meet Leigh Bardugo again (I met her at BookCon for the first time this year) next week for the release of Crooked Kingdom! She's coming to IL and I can't wait!

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  8. Hooray! I'm so happy you did a Sunday Post! It's so much fun to get a little peek into everyone's week and read what they have to share. How exciting that you got to meet Sabaa Tahir. It's so great when you actually get a few minutes to have an actual conversation with a favorite author instead of the usual sign-and-go. I got to do that with Katie McGarry at ApollyCon back in February (I was the only one in line at the time if you can believe that!). We actual had a meaningful conversation (talking about husbands and how we both ended up with the exact right person) and I felt like I could have sat down and talked to her all day. She was so down to earth that I felt like I was talking to a neighbor or a friend, not an author that I adore and admire. That is so awesome that you get to meet up with a book friend for events! (Why oh why do we live so far apart? *sob!*) You're a triple major??!! Holy cow, girl, that's insane. I bow down to your awesomeness. :) Hope you're having a fabulous week, love!

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    1. I am SO jealous of your time with Katie! She sounds incredible! And I KNOW! I wish we lived closer! although hopefully one day we will have a conference we can go to together! that would be so much fun!
      Yes, three majors! That's why it's taking me so long to graduate but it's ok because I enjoy school! Just a lot of work!
      Thanks Tanya! I hope you have a great week too!!!

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