Sunday Post #4 – Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Posted October 12, 2014 by Lillian in Features / 14 Comments

The Sunday Post The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

This first full week of October in East Tennessee was very, very wet! In fact, it rained everyday. We didn’t have a single day without it, which for this Mama meant that I had one very bored, very rambunctious three year old boy. To keep him occupied, I’ve taught him some new songs, we’ve watched some new halloween cartoons, we’ve read A LOT, and of course the whole potty training bit. Then one day, one desperate day on my part, we played in the rain when it wasn’t pouring buckets and got all muddy on the playground. It was worth it 😀

Also this week, I took a bit of a break from my review TBR pile and dug into my own pile. I needed a bit of a break, and I must say it has recharged me. I read only books I wanted to read which consisted of a re-read of Guards of the Shadowland series by Sarah Fine and the reading of the conclusion which I’m still torn up about by the way! I’m now ready to tackle those review TBRs!

What were you up to this week?

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

Don’t Judge a Reader by the Books – a personal rant…you don’t want to miss it 😉

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Places Whether Real or Fiction From Books You’d Like to Visit via the Broke and Bookish

Sparks by Ashley C. Harris – Blog Tour, Review, and Interview! Check out the tour schedule here.

Waiting on Wednesday | The Arcana Chronicles #3 by Kresley Cole

Children’s Corner | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (I promise to do this one this week 😀 )

Guards of the Shadowland series by Sarah Fine – Review and a bit of fangirling on my part

Dust by Sarah Daltry – Preorder Blitz

This Week’s Book Fix

I was told by my husband it was time to slow down on my books. However he tells me this while taking me through a bookstore!!!! That’s like taking a toddler into a toy store and telling him he can’t have any of the toys! But I digress. This week’s book haul is not as large as my previous (probably best for my own sanity 😉 ) and I only purchased two books, the rest were freebies.

As always, the links connect to the book’s Goodreads page. Happy Reading 😀

Kindle Freebies

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From the Wreckage by Michelle G. Miller

The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning

Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor

Until the End (Quarantined, #1) by Tracey Ward

Purchased

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Chaos (Guards of the Shadowlands, #3) by Sarah Fine

Stories from the Shadowlands by Sarah Fine

For Review

Book cover for Damaged by Becca Vincenza

Damaged by Becca Vincenza

Current Giveaways

There are two giveaways going on now on the blog!

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The first is hosted by Untold Press in honor of the release for Broken Promise by Jen Wylie. They are giving away a signed set of the series so far (this includes Broken Aro, Broken Prince, Broken Promise) and a swag pack. You can check out the giveaway by going here. Ends 11/1.

Mine-Series

 

The second is hosted on the blog and is being provided by author. She is giving away an ebook copy of any book (winner’s choice) from her series Mine. The giveaway is open internationally and ends Friday at midnight. Click here to enter.

Got a Question for You

I posted the following question last week and had great results and suggestions. So I wanted to post it again! Thank you to everyone for their input last week. You really made my day 🙂

After much pressure from my husband and my mom, I’ve decided to think (keyword here) about publishing a book I wrote five years ago. But I have a few questions and I’d love all your opinions on them. Readers when you are looking to buy a book, what attracts you? The cover…the synopsis…and why? Authors best route to publish…indie or with a publisher?

Thank you in advance for your answers. I promise to read and take all of them to heart!

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14 responses to “Sunday Post #4 – Rain, Rain, Go Away…

  1. I’m a mood reader and while I do try my best to meet review book deadlines, I’m never afraid to throw in a book from my “just want to read” stack. It helps keep me from getting burned out. You just never know what you’re going to get from a review book sometimes and the ones I’ve bought myself are ones I KNOW I want to read. 🙂 It helps take the pressure off.

    I totally say publish your book (I haven’t read it obviously), but here’s my two cents. I look at the cover first. I definitely judge by the cover. If the cover pulls me in then I’ll check out the synopsis. If the synopsis pulls me in then I’ll add it to the TBR list. If the cover looks “homemade” then I’m almost always out unless there’s something about it that draws me in anyway. It’s not that I don’t want to read self-published books because honestly I read a good bit of self-published. But I guess I just think that if the cover looks like time or money wasn’t invested into it then how much time or effort will be invested into the story as well? I’m totally for self-published books, but I also wonder how much help the work of a professional editor at one of the traditional publishing companies would be. I read the acknowledgements of almost every book I read and authors always rave about their editors–maybe they have to, but still. Definitely a lot to think about. I totally wish you luck!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I really should attack my own TBR pile but there are so many review books! My husband just rolls his eyes when another package of books arrives because the stacks are getting a bit ridiculous!
    As for your book I think the cover is the most important thing especially if you have it on NetGalley or something like that. Frequently that’s the first thing I look at and if the cover is cartoonish or looks poorly done I don’t even look at the summary. Good luck!

    • It’s exactly what I needed. You just never know what you’ll get from a review book. I thought the same thing about The Glassblower, it’s the main reason I got it 🙂 Have a great week!