Sunday, November 8, 2009

Week In Review: November 1-7

Week in Review

This is my 100th Post! Boy I have really written quite a bit in such a short amount of time. :)

Hello Everyone! It's been a very busy week this past week and this weekend. It is my weekend to work so I've been tired and late with this post. I took some time off from my non-profit job to stay home with my son more during his cast recovery. If you've been reading earlier this week, the cast is now off! Whew! Boy was THAT a long month. Now he is recovering from a double ear infection (poor kid) and went through the roller coaster of being tested for H1N1 (negative!) I tell ya' Urgent Care is just such a fun fun place to be (sarcasm dripping heavily off this statement).
So as we start the new week and end the last, we are feeling better at the moment AND our leaves are all raked in our yard and filling about 45 bags. That has to be a good thing.

In my world of books, I have now fallen completely in love with the Frank Beddor The Looking Glass Wars series and wrote my review for that. I am now reading the second book, Seeing Redd. Isn't this an amazing cover? She is such a bad ass!

I finalized my first blog tour with Melissa Senate for her book, The Secret of Joy. I will be giving away a beautiful trade paperback of that title on Tuesday, November 17 and also posting a Q&A with her. Stop on by! My review for that book will be posted earlier next week to hopefully peak your interest.

I did not receive any books to review which is fine because I am loaded at this point! But I did win some lovely prizes and they were dropped on my doorstep this week (s0me unfortunately in the rain but were saved in time- Really, Mr. UPS man? Do you not see the rain coming off my house and landing directly on the package you just placed there? Sheesh!).
I won the Box-o-Books from Anna at Anna's Book Blog. I am just so tickled to have these books and all very new authors to me. Adventures in exciting!
I also won The Naming by Alison Croggon from Krista at Life or something like it. Very excited to read this series as well.

I won three awards from my fellow lovely bloggers. Super Comments Award from Michelle at The True Book Addict and the Proximidade Award from Julie at My 5 Monkeys and Superior Scribbler Award from Melissa at Coffee, Books and Laundry. Thank you all again! I also won a $15 Gift Card to Amazon from Jenny at Take Me Away. What on earth should I get?

Speaking of what to get, I signed up for the Book Blogger Holiday Swap and will become a secret santa to some lucky blogger. I had to start thinking of my Christmas list early when I was filling out the form. I'm still a little bit in Halloween mode. Go here to sign up.

I think that's it for the week. I'm sure I forgot something. My brain is fried and my body is pooped out from the crazy week. I need a moment to read some Seeing Redd and I'll be back in no time!

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

And I signed up for the book blogger holiday swap as well. I love giving gifts!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Congrats on 100 posts! And, wow, that is a pretty awesome cover. :)

Jenny said...

Looking forward to your review of the Melissa Senate book!

Unknown said...

Yay 100!!

And, yeah, that is a stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful cover.

Staci said...

Your week sounded crazy for sure!! I signed up for the Book Swap too, should be a lot of fun!! I need to read that series!

Christine said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Very productive! :)

That is a stunning book cover. Hope the inside thrills you!

Also, very good news that the little guy doesn't have the flu.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

L.Diane and Stacy, maybe we will get each other in the swap!

Jenny, I really enjoyed The Secret of Joy. More later!

Christine, it is indeed good news. Let's just hope it stays that way!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the 100th post! And Thanks for the Birthday wishes. :)
I'm thinking of signing up for the Book Swap, too.

Marie Cloutier said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts and prizes! :-) you have a super blog!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Congrats on your 100 posts!!! I am looking forward to your review on Seeing Redd. I have seen this book and wanted it. I didn't realize at the time it was part of the series. I think this series just moved up on the list.


Alyssa Kirk said...

I love this week in review you do! I've heard such great things about the Looking Glass wars. I want to read them more after your review!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Congrats on 100 rock!

I signed up for the book share thing with the Neverending Shelf. Is this something different?

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Alyssa, I think it may be different. According to the link it was started in 2007. I'll have to check out The Neverending Shelf.

Lisa said...

I still haven't decided on the Book Blogger Holiday Swap; my gift list is so long already and I'm trying so hard to go handmade on as many gifts as possible. But I really want to!