I Had to Work Extra Shifts | Sunday Summary #25

We were very busy at work this week, so I had to work several extra shifts and didn't get much blog stuff done.

The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer, is 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.

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I'm not actually very concerned about the fact that I got so little done towards my goals this week. I am going to have both Monday & Tuesday off next week, so I should be able to catch up.

Blog Ahead (October 2016)

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  Reviews    Other
Started with:
Goals (for Oct | for Later):  
8 | 26 5 | 4
Progress:  8 | 10 4 | 0

On GMB: Last week

On GMB: Coming Up

    • MON: 10 Book Related Halloween Costume Ideas | Top Ten Tuesday
    • TUE: The Sleeping Beauty | Review  - ★★★★ Adult Fantasy
    • WED: New Audiobook Releases
    • THU: For Love of Mother-Not | Review - ★★★★ YA Sci-Fi
    • SAT: Nim's Island | Review - ★★★★ MG Fantasy
    • SUN: Sunday Summary #26

Exploring Cyberspace

“There is an unspoken understanding in children’s books that a boy won’t read about a girl, which I think is a self-fulfilling prophecy,” says Betsy Bird, the collection development manager at the public library in Evanston, Ill., who blogs about children’s literature. “Any parent of a boy choosing between ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘Flora and the Flamingo’ [about a human girl who dances with a flamingo] will choose ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ ”
"Recently I’ve seen a couple book bloggers making the move to stop writing book reviews for their blogs altogether, and I’ve seen seen more bloggers mulling over the idea.  This decision seems to come from a combination of personal lack of interest in writing reviews and the frequent suspicion of the book community at large that “nobody reads reviews.”  Still, the idea that a book blog can succeed without book reviews seems baffling to many.  Can it really work?"
"Do audiobooks leave the brain distracted and disjointed or are they just another way to enjoy and absorb a story? Are they real reading, or cheating? Audiobooks are the fastest growing format in publishing. With the rise of podcasting and storytelling events, both highly respected mediums, why do audiobooks continue to suffer this stigma?"

Reading: Update

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I read/listened to the following for the first time (it is a CYBILS nominee):

Buy | +GR


In Progress:

Buy | +GR

Buy | +GR

Buy | +GR


Reading: Up Next

This week's plan is last week's plan - finish the stuff in progress and work on Cybils nominees.

Acquired: Freebies

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Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, I have not read these books and thus can't give content warnings.

Note: these books may or may not still be free (please verify before purchasing).


All the Kindle books I acquired that have Audible versions available.

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $2.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $1.99

"Buy" | +GR

WS* = $1.99


Some of the other Kindle books I acquired.


*Whispersync price (subject to change). Must purchase Audible version after obtaining a Kindle copy to get the discount.

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Got My Book Signature


Oct 16, 2016

Got My Book

"I'm Finally Fed Up"

Oct 9, 2016

Got My Book

"I Am Disappointed"


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