This week on the blog you can check out:
- Blog Book Giveaway: Workman Bundle (Spy on History, Boss Babes, Who Wins?)
- March 2017 Reading Tracker
- The Lie Tree: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
- Top Fives from Simon & Schuster’s Summer 2017 Educator and Librarian Preview
Be sure to enter my giveaway on the blog for three awesome books (you have until Monday!)
I also have a giveaway for a different title going on Instagram. Please enter and prove to me that it’s possible to successfully host a giveaway on there.
This week I’m finally feeling healthy although barely. I hadn’t planned to talk about this but I guess there’s no reason for it to be a secret: My mom fell this weekend and really hurt herself. Nothing is broken and she’s on the mend if bruised but it led to a trying two hours in which we realized neither of us had the strength to get her up so I had to call 911 and two police officers came to help. It was all just deeply unpleasant. But she’s better now.
This week I also went to an all-day publisher presentation for library types which was a lot of fun and I’m starting to whittle down my to read list again slowly but surely. This week I finished my re-read of Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s still my favorite book in the world and you should all read it immediately. I’m on a fantasy kick so I also am starting A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab and the only drawback is that the book is enormous.
I also read Frogkisser which is a delightful middle grade by Garth Nix and I loved it so much I made a bookstagram post for it:
I’ve been experimenting with when and what to post on Instagram (including my giveaway, hint) and can confirm that for me the best time in terms of getting the photo seen/liked more is the afternoon on a weekday. I also find that posting too often actually minimizes the chances of anything being seen. Which I guess is as good a testament to quality over quantity as anything.
Anyway . . .
Here’s my latest from Instagram:
If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my March Reading Tracker.
How was your week? What are you reading? Do you Bookstagram?
Let’s talk in the comments.