Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up!
What can I say about this week? I was really…busy, again. I was so crazy busy trying to get things done that somethings got missed. First, I scheduled my Beyond the Books post for 4:00PM instead of 4:00AM. Then I totally forgot to even write up my review for The Queen’s Rising, which was really good!
What made this week so crazy was this awesome article that American Bookseller’s Association wrote in Bookselling this Week about our plans for That Book Store. It is really good, so I decided to share it with a few groups in my town on Facebook. One of those posts got over 200 reactions and over 75 comments!
The reaction was so welcoming and positive that I thought there must be a lot of book lovers in my community. So I started looking for a book club. Late Tuesday night, I decided to start a book club on Meetup. By Wednesday morning the club had over 50 members and I actually had to upgrade my account on Meetup to accept new members!
Of course, then I had to pick a book for us to discuss aaaaaannnd find a place that would accommodate my best guess for the number of members that might want to go to that first meeting. That led me to our local library, where I put an application in to reserve a room. Of course, they just called and informed me that now the space isn’t actually available so I will be on the hunt to find a meeting space large enough to accommodate all the folks that want to be part of this book club.
That Book Store’s Indiegogo Campaign is LIVE! Check it out, (especially the video, for those of you that read Belle’s Dilemma, lol). Donate if you can and get some cool perks and please share this on your social media.
I finished reading 2 more books this week. One I just reviewed on Goodreads and the other needs a review here. I also acquired a bunch of new books. So next week will be another busy week of reading between getting things done for That Book Store, my new book club, and this blog. Wish me luck!
Oh, one more thing…
I am going to BookExpoAmerica this year as a bookseller! I can’t tell you how excited I am. I hope to see all of you that are going at some point. I will be doing a lot of rubbing elbows with other booksellers and publishers so this is going to be a great opportunity for That Book Store to make some contacts. Also, I’ll have my Miguel in tow. I can’t wait to see New York City. I have never been so I will probably be a giddy train wreck of nerves.
Last week I posted:
Next week I plan to post:
Blogs I read daily ~Beyond the Books
My Book Haul:
Special thanks to Random House Books for Young Readers, HarperTeen, Penguin Books, Del Rey Books, St Martin’s Press, Flatiron Books, Ecco books and Libro.fm for these books!
Recent Blog Reads:
I decided to combine my 365 Challenge with this part of my wrap up. Here are the blogs I visited and commented on for this challenge (i commented on more than these, but these are the ones I chose for the challenge). I am gonna try to get 365 different blogs to visit, without any repeats.
- As Told by Tina -discussion, Do You Review Every Book You Read?
- Lisa Love’s Literature -Weekly Wrap Up
- The Book Connection -beyond the books, Foods That Remind You of Childhood
- Amy Jane Reads -review, Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
- F A N N A -Interview with Ruby from RubysBooks
- Novel Nerd Faction -review, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
- Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance -review, Obsesssion by Theophilia St.Claire
What did you do this week?
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. See what other blogs have planned for the week ahead.