Week in Review: January 18


This week on the blog you can check out:

This week was crazy busy but it ended with a 5 day weekend/mini vacation for my birthday next week so NO COMPLAINTS.

Thursday I presented at the annual METRO conference with coworkers about virtual reader’s advisory and got to make a dorky 17th Century poet joke like a boss.

Friday I did errands including mailing lots of letters and postcards!

Saturday I ventured into New Jersey with Nicole for a signing Holly Black had in Maplewood. It was so much fun! Maplewood is a cute town and the store was great. The signing was really small so it was intimate and omg Holly Black is just the greatest. I haven’t been this inspired to write in months. And now it actually feels doable too! I have an arc of The Darkest Part of the Forest (signed) but wound up buying a new finished copy too.

I also bought myself a copy of Penguin Threads edition of Emma because I had been wanting it desperately. It’s everything I hoped for.

Sunday plans were very, very rained out so I am cooking tomato sauce and meatballs and backing up my computer files (I lost the flash drive I carry everywhere which was stressful!). I also was able to get an ARC of Thanna Lai’s forthcoming book from Amazon Vine and I’m really excited about it. An arc of Becoming Jinn also came in from Macmillan!

It took me this entire week to finish ACOTAR and I was . . . not thrilled. Partly for reasons that are my own fault and partly for legitimate reasons. Watch for an ARC giveaway soon.

I also got a lovely comment on a review on Amazon of all places which was delightful!

“Best review I’ve read. I finished the book yesterday and was looking for inspiration for my review. You’ve set the bar high for what I’m about to write.”

Don’t forget to check my reading tracker for what I’ve been reading this month.

I’m also planning two new features including one about backlist titles and one about blog stats so if you think you’d want to participate, leave a comment!

How was your week?