Books I got this week
- The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
- Prophecy by Ellen Oh
- Transparent by Natalie Whipple
- The Liberator by by Victoria Scott
- Starters by Lissa Price
- Replica by Jenna Black
- Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
- Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
I got all 8 of these books for around $55 from Book Outlet, and that’s with $10 in shipping (2 separate orders, I’m an idiot). They were all $4.99 with the exception of Don’t You Wish, which was $8.99. All of them are signed except for The Rising! Thank you Octavia for introducing me to this awesome website!! The signed ones are all brand new. The Rising was in the dent and scratch section, but even that is in awesome condition! There’s a teeny tiny tear on the top of the spine and a slight crease on the front and that’s it. I’ve had brand new Amazon orders come in the mail in worse condition!
- Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen ($1.99 on Amazon)
- Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza ($1.99 on Amazon)
- BZRK by Michael Grant ($1.39 on Amazon)
Posts on the blog:
- Am I the Only One Who Hates Too Much Formatting?
- Life of a Blogger: Unpopular Opinions
- Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop ★★★★★
- Heartbeat Weekly (40)
Favorite posts this week:
- Ashley @ Nose Graze reminds us that we blog for ourselves
What I’ve been up to this week:
Freezing my ass off? Lol. The weather in Ohio has taken a nosedive this week. It’s been in the 30’s-40’s during the day, and as low as the 20’s at night. I am SO not ready for winter :(
Other than that, nothing exciting has happened. Work, work, and more work! I’m still trying to get my library put together. I have officially run out of space on my tall shelves, and I’ve been stressing about what to do. If I add more shelves, I have to give up my bean bag chair and thus my little reading corner D:
(Either way, I WILL make a library tour, I promise! My iPhone 6 is on its way, so I will have something to film with!)
I had a bit of a setback this week, though – I was getting my smaller shelf from my parents’ house (I’m going to try again to separate my signed copies!), and as I was going out the door I tripped and fell, hard, dropping my bookshelf. It broke into pieces, splintering the wood past repair. Unfortunately I can’t really afford to replace it right now :(
Seriously, I am the most accident prone person ever. Remember a couple weeks ago? (Bruised tailbone, literal whiplash, deep puncture wound from dog bite, cat scratches on my boob…) My knees are KILLING me. They took the brunt of the fall, and I scraped them up really bad. Especially the right knee, there’s about a 2″ round patch of missing skin. What the hell, man? I haven’t scraped my knees since I was a little kid. It’s ridiculous. I would have laughed at myself if I hadn’t been so damn pissed about ruining my precious shelf.
Also, as I was leaving work yesterday I smacked my dog once, hard, for disobedience. The parking lot was empty (or so I thought) and my car was blocking the view from the main road. (Because people get really weird about anyone smacking a dog.) Turns out there was a car behind me at the other end of the parking lot, and when I drove around to the dumpster to dump the trash, the car followed me. All the way around the building. Then proceeded to drive really slow past me. Maybe I’m paranoid, but with the fact that there were two exits where he was and he chose to drive all the way around, I’m pretty sure he took down my plates. It would really piss me off if he reported me for dog abuse or something. But guess what? I took his plates too. He reports me for something I didn’t do, I’m returning the favor.
Let’s get something straight: I love animals. I have worked with animals for nearly 8 years. I do NOT abuse my dog, thank you very much. I discipline her when she is a bad dog, and that’s why she minds me 95% of the time. There is a huge difference between abuse and discipline. (Go to Google and search ‘dog abuse.’ Horrifying, isn’t it? I could show you a picture of my Zenith and she would look beautiful, healthy, whole, happy. I post pictures of her on Instagram sometimes. My dog has zero physical injuries and a friendly disposition because guess what? I don’t abuse her. The only torture I shell out is stuffing the poor thing into a ridiculous Superdog outfit.) People spank children when they’re bad, yes? So how is it any different to spank a dog? Why the hell do people go off the deep end and start crying ‘abuse’ when you physically reprimand a dog? I could understand if I was out there freaking wailing on my dog over and over again, but I smacked her ONCE. And you know what? She obeyed after that.
**Quick disclaimer, since it’s a controversial subject: I know that someone somewhere is going to be offended by this, there are plenty of people that are offended by spanking children. (I actually thought about not posting this part, but I really want to rant about it and it is my space, thank you very much) It’s a difference of opinion, and I’m not sorry for having mine. If you feel the need to belittle me for this opinion, go somewhere else.
What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!