I wanted to pop on here an post something today, but I just finished a book and I don't have my review written up yet. I am going to do that in a bit and that will post tomorrow. I am sure that most of you know that I started a new job last week. Last year I went back to work after taking 12 years off when I had my first child. All three of my kids have been in school for 3 years now, so I decided to start working again. Last year I was a substitute teacher in our school district, but I ended up really wanting to work at the elementary school that my boys are in. They had an opening for someone to work in the building so I applied and got that job. That's the job I started last week. Before, as a sub, I could pick the days I wanted to work so I was generally only working 3 days a week at most, give or take from week to week. This year I am working from 7:45 - 2:15, it's not a long day, but I am on my feet and walking back and forth all day long and it's wearing me out!
I don't know when most of you read, especially if you are working. I used to read at night for about an hour or so before bed, then in the mornings after the kids went to school. I also take my book everywhere with me so that I can read any time I have a chance. Now I don't have much time during the day, but I have 30 minutes once I get to work before I clock in (the kids eat breakfast at school so we go early), then I have some time in the afternoon. My before bed reading has been cut way back because I have to get up so early and usually by 10:15 or 10:30 I am falling asleep anyway.
I was reading sometimes 4 books or more a week and this last book I just finished took me nearly 5 days to finish! That's crazy! So, if you have sent me a book to review, plan on it being a couple weeks up to a month before I get it read and reviewed. I have a pretty nice stack of TBR books that I am making my way through now and I just add each one to it as I get it. I also have a handful of Blog Tours coming up that I have books for. I am trying not to add any more tours until I get past some of the ones I have already scheduled so I don't get too overwhelmed with the books that have to be read by a certain time.
I did win a couple of contests over the past few weeks. One of them was a pretty big one. I participated in The Book of Paul Blog Tour at the beginning of the month and I won for the Most Original Blog. I won a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of the book which I received in the mail today! I have a copy of the book that I got to review, but I was SO happy to get Richard to sign a copy for me! I am going to be doing a giveaway here in the very near future to pass on my review copy so keep a look out for that if you think this is something you would like to read. I really did enjoy this book and I have loved getting to know Richard Long through the blog tour, Twitter and Facebook. I love authors who interact with their fans like he does.
The other contest I won was for signed copies of Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. I am still waiting for those to get here, but I am super stoked for those since I loved that series so much. I will post pictures of those when I get them for sure!
Ok, I think that's all I have for now. I have a review to write up for tomorrow, until then Happy Reading!!