The Weeks in Review: “Accidents Happen” (September 20th-October 3rd)

Posted October 4, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post / 9 Comments

The Weeks in Review: “Accidents Happen” (September 20th-October 3rd)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme gives bloggers a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or received for review each week. I also decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s 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.

Book Haul

  • Sing For Me by Gracie Madison (Netgally via Xpresso Book Tours)
  • Queen Song (The Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles) by Farah Oomerbhoy

Last 2 Weeks on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

  • Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (Topic TBD)
  • Waiting on Wednesday: The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner
  • Book Tour: Sing Your Heart Out (Sinful Serenade #1) by Crystal Kaswell (Review & Giveaway)
  • Blog Tour: City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt (Review (?) & Giveaway)
  • Blog Tour: Here They Lie (The Bloodstone Legacy) by D’Ann Burrow (Review & Giveaway)

Giveaways

  • Shifter: City of Wolves (Shifter Series) by Avery Burch (Ends 10/15)
  • The Assassin (Moral Beloved) by Pamela DuMond (Ends 10/8)
  • Omega (Omega Series) by Lizzy Ford (Ends 10/15)
  • Sing Your Heart Out (Sinful Serenade #1) by Crystal Kaswell (Ends 10/15)
  • City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt (Ends 10/15)
  • Here They Lie (The Bloodstone Legacy) by D’Ann Burrow (Ends 10/15)

Life Outside the ‘Net

Blacklight Run

Not much has happened over the past few weeks.I’ve been working, training, and going to school. There were some highlights, and quite a few lowlights. I think I’m partly to blame for my own extremely high stress level, so as I head into October, the plan is to take some time to breathe, and scale back. Sadly, one of the things to go is my marathon training, as I’ve been diagnosed with having Plantar Fascitis in both of my feet. So until further notice, no more working out for me. Since I’m trying to focus on the positive, here are some highlights of the past two weeks.

  • I ran a blacklight run in San Diego last Saturday, September 26th. My friend Joy lives down there, so I spent the night, and we had a good time. The only downer is that my foot injury persists.
  • The Japanese test I was stressed out about turned out to not be so bad. Phew!
  • I did a Vascular Plant science experiment with my students, and taught them the scientific method. They loved working with their hands, and were very into the experiment. This shows me that they need more activities where they get to work together, move around, and use their hands. Fun was had by (mostly) all, and they figured out on their own that xylem and phloem in plans work similarly to veins and arteries in mammals (specifically humans).  Woo hoo!
  • I finally began reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! Thanks to Oyster, I’ll be able to read almost the entire series for a small monthly fee. Not that there was anything wrong with Scribd, but Oyser has more features in their e-reader that I like.

What’s your week been like?

@Angelized_1st

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9 responses to “The Weeks in Review: “Accidents Happen” (September 20th-October 3rd)

  1. That’s sad you have to give up your marathon training. That’s neat the test you was stressed about wasn’t too bad. I’ve never tried Oyster or Scribd, although I’ve heard about them, not sure if the monthly subscription thing is something for me. I receive so many books for review, that I am afraid I won’t get any books in some months. I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    • @Angelized_1st

      That’s the same reason I usually don’t subscribe. I’ve been spending so much time reading my review books, that I haven’t had time to read books on my TBR. Yet, I decided to try them out as a way to cut back on purchases. We’ll see how it works out as I’m only on the second book I’ve downloaded from Oyster. Still haven’t decided if it’s worth the monthly subscription yet.

      Have a great week!

  2. Oh NO! Plantar Fascar-whatis!!!! How are you doing today?! Did you get any shots for it? I’m so sorry, that totally sucks when you’ve been working so hard, too! You’ll be back at it soon I know! I’m sure the hills in SD didn’t help what might have been starting on your feet 🙁

    Great books! I still need to read the first Red Queen 🙁

    Hang in there, girl 😀

    • @Angelized_1st

      Thanks! I’m resting up. You’re absolutely right. I knew beforehand that I never should have done the run in SD. Hopefully, it won’t take long to heal so I can resume some physical activity. I just feel better all around when I’m not being a huge couch potato.

      I really enjoyed the Red Queen, but I’ve gotten the feeling it’s either a love it or hate it book. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it.

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week 😉

  3. Sorry to hear you had to cancel your training. I also have problems with my feet and have to make sure I have really comfortable shoes with support. But I hope with you taking a break you can eventually go back. You have some great books and I still need to read the Throne of Glass. I hope you are enjoying the books and have a nice week!

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