Weekly Wrap Up 5/16

Posted May 16, 2015 by Elizabeth in Features/ 29 Comments

stacking the shelves sunday post


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news with 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. Stacking the Shelves is held at Tynga’s Reviews and is a place to share the books you’ve gotten in the last week.

I’m quite pleased with myself today, because I completed so many posts in advance as part of the Blogging Ahead Challenge with  Herding Cats & Burning Soup. After writing reviews for every ARC I’ve finished, I have complete posts for 4 out of 7  days a week through the second week of June! Weekly Wrap Ups obviously aren’t done, but I also have seven (!) discussion posts that I am saving as drafts for when I want to use them. If I get sick or get swept off my feet by a man who wants to fly me to Fiji, I’m all set!

My birthday was on Wednesday. I still round up to 50, and with having cancer off and mostly on for 12 years, I consider that a good thing. My niece was also inducted into the National Honor Society that evening, so it was a good day all around. This is a cartoon my mom included with my birthday card. She always sends ones that are perfect for the individual. baldo2


I won a great prize pack this week from Mama Vicky Says celebrating her seven month blogging anniversary: bath salts, soap, note card and Amazon GC. Vicki has great advice, recipes, and book reviews, of course. She even has a $25.00 eReader giveaway going on right now.


  • The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (ARC) Loved it! Review to come.
  • The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver
  • The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn



  • The Liar by Nora Roberts
  • The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  • The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy



Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky  Then I can slow down to a couple a month. I foolishly got a little click-happy when I signed up for NetGalley, thinking I wouldn’t be approved for anything. Big mistake! Although I really like everything I’ve been reading, it starts to feel like school assignments, you know? I want to pick something from my personal TBR next.


BLOGGER USERS: I visit almost every blog on this meme, but Blogger is giving me error messages when I try to leave comments. Even if you don’t have blogspot in the URL, it happens with blogs that have their own URL and are hosted on Blogger. Please don’t think that i have dropped you from my visiting routine. I have contacted them about the problem.


29 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up 5/16

  1. Happy belated birthda! Posts scheduled for second week of June???!!! That is great! You definitely can use that prize to relax now after working so hard! Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post. Thanks for noticing The new social icons! I copied the by default images from the plugin I had installed, pasted them in PowerPoint, added a sketch effect and recolor them to match the background 🙂

  2. I’m sincerely impressed by your schedule-ahead prowess! I used to have about a 3-week cushion, but it went pfffft last fall when I was working on a lot of freelance projects in a row, and I have yet to build it back up. [sigh]

    Incidentally, I have trouble with a few Blogger blogs, too – the ones that use some other commenting plugin where you have to sign in through WordPress or Intense Debate. Even though I have a WordPress.com account, I can’t comment on those blogs. It’s frustrating, because some are people I like to read frequently.

  3. Happy Birthday! (mine is thursday, aren’t may birthday’s the best? I love being so far from the holidays at at the start of the warm season) Congrats on blogging ahead and on almost having all the ARCs read this month. I am terribly behind, but I kinda work better under pressure. Happy reading my friend!

  4. Happy birthday!!!
    It is amazing to me that have so many scheduled posts, I’m lucky if I manage to schedule one week ahead 🙂 Blueprints looks great, I really enjoy Delinsky’s books.

  5. Amy

    Happy belated birthday! I love the cartoon you got in your card, it made me giggle. I can’t believe how far ahead you’ve got with your post scheduling! I have a week off now and I’m hoping to get something similar done. Well done! Seriously, I’m literally shocked but you’re an inspiration to all of of want-to-be-organised bloggers, he he.
    Have a great week!
    Amy x

    • Don’t be too impressed. Remember, I don’t work and don’t have a family. I also have trouble getting out of the house, so if I’m sitting inside most of the day, I better be ahead on my blogging!

  6. Happy Birthday! Glad you did well on your challenges. That is really weird about your blogger issue and since they don’t self-host it isn’t easily resolved, Enjoy your week ahead!

  7. Wow. That far ahead on blogging. I was doing great and then realized I hadn’t kept it up. Now I’m scrambling to get June done. My mom sends comic snips to me too. I have a bunch on my refrigerator and more in a box. I’m thinking of putting them in an album to glance at now and then. Would be fun.

  8. Happy Birthday! Glad to hear that you’re so far ahead on scheduling post! I personally LOVE being ahead. This year has been different for me than the last two years. I’ve still been scheduled ahead, but I’ll have a few holes in my weeks here and there that I’d rather not have. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  9. Congrats on the win! I can’t wait to read your review of The Kill Room. Congrats as well on the pre-scheduled posts, I love it when I have a lot of finished posts on my calendar. Have a good week.

  10. I use WP but I’m still learning, sorry ! And I’m also behind on my Bloglovin’ feed, so hopefully, I’ll go see your reviews during the day. Happy belated birthday, enjoy your week-end 😉

  11. Happy birthday! And congrats on the blog ahead- that’s awesome. Wish I could get ahead a bit… 🙂

    Good links too, off to check them out. I hope you have a great week ahead, and happy reading.

  12. Well done on the scheduling! And happy belated birthday! I round up to 50 as well… and once I hit that in 2.5 years, I’ll be rounding down!!!

    I use WP but unfortunately can’t offer any advice. I had a similar issue with a footer once though and it was because the column was set at quite a narrow width (the footer column). I think I just reduced the font size or something!

    Have a great week!

  13. Happy belated birthday! Thank you for the kind words this morning. I pray that you live a long and prosperous life. Keep fighting like a champ. As for posts, you are doing better than me. LOL! I caught up with a few reviews this week, but I’m reading more and I can’t keep up right now. I think I’m behind by 6 reviews, 2 of them being ARCs. I’ll catch up eventually. Have a great weekend!

  14. That’s great that you were able to pre-schedule your posts. I try to do that but never succeed.

    I did the same thing you did when joining NetGalley and now I’ll never catch up.

    Have a great week!

  15. Wow , congrats on posting ahead! I try so hard to do the same. Let me know how you like Blueprints, I almost requested that on Net Galley (click happy) but did not , now I might just go over there and request it….:)

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