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
- Mon. 2/02/15: Dreaming Spies (review)
- Tues. 2/03/15: Ten Fantasy Books I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Wed. 2/04/15: Twenty Questions with the Bookwyrm’s Hoard
- Fri. 2/06/15: January Challenge Update
- Sat. 2/07/15: News & Notes 2/07/15
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
Kindle Bargains and Freebies