Sunday Post – 2/08/15

February 8, 2015 Sunday Post 26

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures – I mean books!

My Week

The most exciting news of the week is that Robin won the student competition for the (nationally-acclaimed) literary magazine published by her college – in two categories, poetry and creative nonfiction. She’s getting published! Only the first place student works are published in the magazine, which mostly publishes work submitted by (adult) writers across the nation. Of course, we’re delighted, excited, and proud!

After that news, the rest of the week seemed almost anticlimactic, but Mr. Bookwyrm and I had fun at a fundraising dinner for our (really) local library on Friday night.

In blogging news, I got my courage up to approach a publishing house for the first time to request an ARC that hadn’t shown up on NetGalley or Edelweis. And I got approved! They’re sending me a copy right away. Now I’ll feel a little more confident about asking for other books that aren’t on the digital review copy sites, but that I really want to read. After all, the worst they can do is say no, and then I’m no worse off than I was before I asked.

 I hit a bit of a reading slump this past week, but I think I’m emerging from it now. I hope so, anyway! Despite it, I managed to get all my posts done for the coming week (except News & Notes; I have to work on that during the week.) And I have a few reviews in progress for later weeks as well. Little by little, I’m working back toward being 2 to 3 weeks ahead – at least in reviews.


Last Week on the Blog



Next Week on the Blog

  • Mon. 2/09/15:  First Time in Forever (review)
  • Tues. 2/10/15: Ten 10 Things I Like/Dislike About Romance in Books (Top Ten Tuesday)
  • Wed. 2/11/15: Too many books or Kindle Unlimited: Why sales may be down (thoughts)
  • Thur. 2/12/15: The Accidental Alchemist (review)
  • Fri. 2/13/15:  I Mustache You Some Questions
  • Sat. 2/14/15: News & Notes 2/14/15


New Additions to the Hoard

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Kindle Bargains and Freebies


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26 Responses to “Sunday Post – 2/08/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Given that my mascot is a dragon, I couldn’t resist that dragon book! I haven’t read Eon yet – but I know all about daunting TBR piles…

  1. Megan Mc Dade

    Congratulations to Robin 🙂 Enjoy all the books you got. Go you with the publisher it took me a while to feel comfortable to approach publishers about interviews books ETC 🙂
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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    That’s awesome for Robin! How exciting! I’ve got the Sarah Morgan book coming up and am looking forward to it. I loved her O’Neal series and hope this one is good. I’m impressed that you contacted the publisher. You’re so right that the worst they can do is say no but it’s just not something I ever think to do. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – February 8My Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I liked the Sarah Morgan – I’ll definitely be reading the O’Neal series, though I might save it for next holiday season, since two of the three books are Christmassy. As for contacting the publisher, it is book three in a paranormal cozy mystery series, and I reviewed the first two as ARCs. So when it didn’t show up on NetGalley or Edelweiss, I thought “what the heck, I’ll try” and didn’t give myself time to chicken out! Now I will feel braver about asking for other books I really, really want to read.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, I lucked out; this publisher had a “publicity” email address on their “contact us” page, so I used it. But I don’t think every publisher is good about replying. Thank you St. Martin’s Press!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Stormi! I’ll come check out the Murder at the Reinhart posts later this week – I want to read both authors’ full stories.