The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. 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.
Random News And Goings-On
LIFE CONTINUES TO BE VERY WEIRD.
Second week of working from home and I think I finally am settling into a new routine? Although maybe not because I didn’t manage to get dressed more than twice last week and spent more than a couple days in my pjs. Business has gotten very slow for us at work and I’m starting to worry about how long this will be sustainable, but for now we’re limping along. Work is particularly stressful not only for the usual stuff but because we are switching over to a new web platform and the timing for all this is just very unfortunate. But my boss is oddly optimistic about it all, saying that at least we can work out all the kinks while business is slow and he doesn’t sound like he currently is thinking about laying any of us off.
In book land….I spent most of my nights last week working on editing the first episode of a podcast some of the other moderators and I are doing for r/fantasy–we’re calling it the r/Fantasy Modcast. It took a lot longer to edit than I thought it would, but I think it turned out pretty good. Hoping others are pleased with it. Not sure when it will be officially available but I hope soon! Other things I worked on last week–more stuff for r/fantasy con–scheduling and trying but mostly failing to read much.
On the one hand I am happy to be busy as it’s kept my mind off of, well, everything else going on in the world. BUT. I’m also feeling a bit overwhelmed and I feel my anxiety kicking in. My reading has taken a HUGE hit, unfortunately. Lack of time and anxiety. That being said I did binge read the entirety of the available installments of the Lore Olympus webtoon Friday night and most of the day Saturday. (It’s soooo good!). I hope to get some other reading done today but we’ll see. I also want to get caught up on some blogging stuff (see lack of time above) and maybe start rearranging the computer/craft room upstairs that has become my temporary office because everything seems to be getting on my nerves (of course this could also be a byproduct of said anxiety…).
This week: I still have more organizing for the con. I still have books to read. The bingo change over is this week, as well as the first panel I’ve personally arranged for the con (Predicative Fiction featuring Sarah Pinsker, Chuck Wendig, Mike Chen, Sabrina Vourvoulias, and Malka Older–this will be noon Eastern time on April 3rd, please stop by r/fantasy to check it out!). All of this while still dealing with work stuff. Sometimes…I bite off more than I can chew, we’ll see if this is one of those times I guess.
New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy
My audible credits came in again! And I also picked up another book just because. You know, at first I wasn’t worried about my audio queue because it’s been fairly under control but with all of the distractions now and me already going into the year with an audio slump I should probably start thinking about taking a month or two break from audible until I can get my queue down a bit. Well. We’ll see. I haven’t used my 2 credits for this month yet, though! I might save them for sequels of series I’m in the middle of reading. But, for now….
- In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker. Picked this one up when I saw Andrea from the Little Red Reviewer describe it as Outlander meets Twilight but minus werewolves. I was like ‘sold!’ in under thirty seconds. The audiobook was less than $12 so I thought, why the heck not? Treat yourself!
So only one new book acquisition in the last week, that’s not bad. Maybe I’ll be able to catch up with that TBR one of these days after all. 🙂
That’s the news for this week, please stay safe out there! Let me know how you’re getting along in the comments! I miss talking to people.