The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer that doesn’t have a theme, per se, it’s more of a weekly wrap-up. I’m going to use it to tell you about some of the other things I’ve done this week and give you a sneak peek at what’s coming up on the blog next week!
Sunday: We went to my husband’s grandparents place for dinner, as usual for a Sunday. His aunt and her family have a one-year-old puppy that absolutely loves our dog, but who still hasn’t learned any dog manners. We basically have to run her like crazy until she finally passes out, or else she will torment our dog non-stop. Luckily we have the most chill dog ever, thanks to a lot of socializing at the dog park, so Cali just looks at us sadly as the dumb little doodle is bouncing around her.
Monday: I have no idea how the regular receptionist at Job #2 manages to stay awake every day while sitting at the front desk. I’m covering some of her shifts for the next couple of weeks and I might just go insane. At least I have all the communications stuff to do, but that only takes up so much time in the day. I’ve started making random infographs and doing social media scheduling so far in advance I’m going to put myself out of a job once I’m done.
Tuesday: It was Go Set a Watchman day and I got the privilege of putting it all out first thing in the morning. I ran around my store like a crazy person, hauling boxes, moving shelves, building displays. I was so ready for the hordes of people who would come rushing in when I opened the gates… and then we didn’t sell a single copy in the first hour we were open. Sure, it picked up later, but that first hour made me really question the priorities of the citizens of this town.
Wednesday: With Go Set a Watchman out for a total of 24 hours, people are already asking me if I have read it. Sometimes I wonder what people think booksellers do all day. They know that we help them while they are in the store, but somehow everyone’s perception of a librarian or bookseller is that we are all just sitting around reading all day. I have a life people… yes, I read a lot, but my job isn’t reading. Sometimes I get advanced copies of books, but never books like this. Time for a meme!
Thursday: Such a hectic day because Job #2 was having our annual baseball tournament and I accidentally took home a key that they needed first thing in the morning. I woke up to frantic text messages, and was ready to jump in the car (in my PJs, if necessary), but luckily someone had a second key. So I was able to get dressed before heading in for work. We also had Add in fire alarm issues and our refrigeration guy coming at unacceptable o’clock, this day was just a disaster from one end to the other.
Friday: I was feeling nostalgic this week, so I decided to read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle for the first time in 20+ years. The first time I read it I had to do a short video synopsis with the rest of my reading group. I led my ragtag group of kids (most of whom probably hadn’t finished the book) in a 30 minute production in front of the class while our teacher kept making the motion for us to wrap it up. How he thought that we could fit all this book into a 5 minute video is beyond me still.
Saturday: I was supposed to go out with Elyse from Just Murrayed for another bookish adventure but family obligations came up, so instead I stayed home and helped hubby do some work for our handmade cutting board business, UnderTree Designs. He does the building, I do the web stuff, shipping, etc. We need to find some craft shows for the year and get the website fully stocked.
Coming up on the blog
- Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
- WWW Wednesdays – July 22, 2015
- 5 books I’ve read more than once
Not going to lie; I assume book sellers/librarians read all day behind a desk 😉
Haha, I wish! I don’t know about librarians (although I assume they are as busy as booksellers) but there are only rare moments where I get the chance to read something at work, and that is usually during my break.
We might glance at a book as we are shelving it, and will occasionally read aloud from some of the more hilarious books when there is no one in the store, but for the most part we are running around carrying heavy stacks of books, making recommendations, and desperately hoping that people won’t leave their children alone in the kids section “because he just LOVES to read” while they shop for themselves.
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So when are you going to read it?
I’m hoping to get to it in the next week. I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t had time to dedicated to it yet.
I’ve just nominated you for the Leibster Award here: https://orchestratingaseachange.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/the-liebster-award-nomination/
Awww, thanks! I have been nominated a couple times lately, so I really should get around to writing those posts soon. I haven’t seen any rule about not doing it more than once, so I’m gonna do all of them!
Haha! Why not indeed?
I also work in a small bookshop – I adored your meme 🙂
And, yes, I have had hundreds of Go Set A Watchman conversations with customers this past week – it’s fun and a little bizarre at the same time.
Haha, bizarre is right. People just don’t know how to feel about this book. My stance is that it’s out there now, and whether or not it was meant to be published, there’s no going back.
Maybe people assumed that booksellers secretly got copies of the book early so you could recommend them people. 🙂
Every now and then we do, but it’s never big releases like this one. We weren’t even allowed to open the boxes until publication day. 🙂
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It must have been tempting to want to open it and look. 🙂
So tempting! I seriously thought about just grabbing one to read while on my break.
Did Go Set A Watchman come out? I hadn’t noticed!!!! It is everywhere, they where even selling it at the counter of my grocery store and at the fuel station too.
Will read it one day.
Hope you have a great week!